Nationwide News

Media coverage of freeway lid projects from around the country (also known as caps and decks). Listed in chronological order from newest to oldest.

See the local news page for Lid I-5 Seattle media coverage.

Effort to cap Connector in Midtown bags millions in federal cash
Urbanize Atlanta, January 18, 2023

Atlanta’s Downtown Connector: Bury it or demolish it?
Public Square, January 10, 2023

New proposal outlines plan to transform Fort Washington Way
WCPO 9 Cincinnati, October 4, 2022

Mr. Biden, Tear Down This Highway
The New York Times, September 8, 2022

The highway divided Providence. A cap over I-95 can fix it.
The Brown Daily Herald, September 7, 2022

Not One, But Two Air-Rights Projects Rise Over Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston
Engineering News-Record, July 19, 2022

DOT Announces Multi-Agency Study to ‘Reimagine’ the Cross Bronx Expressway
Streetsblog NYC, May 31, 2022

Sunday Video: Freeway Lids – What They Are, Why We Build Them
The Urbanist, March 6, 2022

Capping The Cross-Bronx: Infrastructure Bill To Be Used To Undo Robert Moses-Era Environmental Racism
Gothamist, November 10, 2021

Highways, Teardowns and Racial Justice
Governing, June 24, 2021

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley Push Gov. Kate Brown for a Cover Over I-5 in the Rose Quarter
Willamette Week, June 17, 2021

Repairing the Urban Fabric Ruined by Highways
Common Edge, February 3, 2021

Three U.S. “Highway Cap” Projects Reckoning with Urban Inequity
Urban Land Magazine, October 7, 2020

Pittsburgh’s New Park Will Connect Neighborhoods, But Not All Neighbors Welcome the Union
Next City, June 1, 2019

To Woo Millennials, Atlanta Considers Covering Highways With Parks
The Wall Street Journal, January 1, 2019

Here’s where the 101 Freeway cap park would change Downtown LA
Curbed Los Angeles, May 30, 2018

America Begins Capping Freeway Scars of the Past
OZY, April 3, 2018

Pittsburgh ‘Cap’ Park Plans to Honor Neighborhood History
NextCity, April 3, 2018

More Cities Are Banishing Highways Underground — And Building Parks on Top
Pew Stateline, April 2, 2018

Hollywood Central Park Seeks $1.5 Million to Complete EIR
Urbanize LA, November 22, 2017

Delaware River redevelopment starts with highway ramp demolition
The Inquirer, July 25, 2017

How citizens in Philly won the fight to cover I-95
The Inquirer, June 21, 2017

Downtown Los Angeles Freeway Cap Park Reemerges
Urbanize LA, June 6, 2017

Don’t listen to Mark Twain – freeway caps gaining traction
UrbDeZine San Francisco, April 29, 2017

Freeway Lids: Reconnecting Communities and Creating New Land for Development
UrbanLand, April 7, 2017

Landscape Architecture Magazine, February 27, 2017

Landscape Architecture Magazine, February 7, 2017

D.C. Air Rights Project Restores City Traffic Grid
Engineering News Record, December 29, 2016

Klyde Warren Park and the Katy Trail
Urban Land Magazine, September 28, 2016

Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever
Gizmodo, May 25, 2016

$27M project reconnects UW, Montlake Triangle
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, July 13, 2015

Wildlife will get a pass over cars in next phase of I-90 upgrades
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, April 13, 2015

Hamburg is burying the Autobahn and putting parks on top
VOX, January 9, 2015

Tearing Down an Urban Highway Can Give Rise to a Whole New City
CityLab, April 21, 2014

I-15 in City Heights: How a Freeway that Divided the Community Became an Urban Monument to Citizen Activism
San Diego Free Press, August 22, 2013

What’s Better Than Turning an Urban Highway Into a Park?
CityLab, August 5, 2013

How Klyde Warren Park Was Built
D Magazine, 2012

Group has high hopes for Melrose Avenue, a ‘stunning street’ on edge of Capitol Hill
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, October 29, 2012

Freeing Up Freeways
Metropolis, October 21, 2012

Medina gets lidded overpass on SR 520
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, September 11, 2012

Can Urban Highways Be Fixed?
CityLab, March 5, 2012

Benefitting From a Cover Up: How Concealing Urban Highways Can Create Parkland”
City Parks Blog, February 24, 2012

Cap Parks: A cap park over the 101 Freeway in Hollywood, California, would create badly needed park space, improve the infrastructure, create sustainable green space, and spur economic development
Urban Land, July 14, 2011