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Six Western States Receive Top Honors for Projects
Recipients Win Awards for Improving Communities

Six Western States Receive Top Honors for Projects

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials hosts a total of four regional competitions annually. The three highest scoring projects from each region will earn a spot on the Top 12 projects list and compete for the Grand Prize. Winners will be announced on August 23.


The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) awarded six Western state departments for eight projects. AASHTO conducts four regional competitions every year annually; these awards are for the Western region. The nominees were divided by three categories: Quality of Life/Community Development, Best Use of Technology & Innovation, and Operations Excellence. The winners were also categorized by project size and cost.

The winning projects are credited with improving their respective communities; improvements such as safety for schoolchildren, wildlife habitats, and restoring access to communities after mudslides. Carlos Braceras, executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation and 2018-2019 president of AASHTO stated, "Today's regional winners demonstrate how state DOTs collaborate with local communities and partners to develop innovative, multimodal solutions that keep people and goods moving by motor vehicle, scooters, bicycle, and on foot."

The winners for the Western AASHTO Region:

Quality of Life/Community Development
aEUR? North Dakota Department of Transportation
Project: Pop-Up Demonstration Projects

aEUR? California Department of Transportation
Project: Interstate 880 Safety and Operational Improvements at 23rd and 29th Avenues

aEUR? Texas Department of Transportation
Project: US 290 Reconstruction from I-610 to Beltway 8

Operations Excellence
aEUR? Washington State Department of Transportation
Project: SR 500 - 42nd Ave to 54th Ave Safety Improvements Project

aEUR? South Dakota Department of Transportation
Project: Interstate 90 Exit 14

Best Use of Technology & Innovation
aEUR? Nebraska Department of Transportation
Project: Maintenance Decision Support and Automatic Vehicle Location Project

aEUR? California Department of Transportation
Project: Highway 1/Mud Creek Emergency Restoration

aEUR? Washington State Department of Transportation
Project: I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, Phases 1 and 2A

For more information about the awards, click HERE.



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