Brent Spence Bridge Emergency Restore, 5 Different Street Tasks Win Awards

Six highway tasks, together with the emergency restore of the Brent Spence Bridge after it was broken in a fiery tractor trailer crash, have received awards from the Mid America Affiliation of Transportation Officers.

The awards are a part of the run-up to the America’s Transportation Awards. The profitable highway tasks are as follows:

Kentucky Transportation Cupboard — Brent Spence Bridge Emergency Restore Venture (Operations Excellence, Small class)

The Indiana Division of Transportation opened the Grand Valley Boulevard Bridge on June 15, 2020, in Martinsville. Changing a piece of four-lane State Street 37, the bridge offers drivers and pedestrians a secure connection to neighborhoods, faculties and companies.Indiana Division of TransportationIndiana Division of Transportation — Grand Valley Boulevard Bridge (High quality of Life/Neighborhood Growth, Small class—TIE)

Charles Berry Memorial bridge rehab Ohio DOTThe Ohio Division of Transportation’s $27 million rehabilitation undertaking for the Charles Berry Memorial Bridge in Lorain supplied wanted mechanical updates that elevated the bascule bridge’s security.Ohio Division of TransportationOhio Division of Transportation — Charles Berry Memorial Bascule Bridge Rehabilitation (High quality of Life/Neighborhood Growth, Medium class)

Turner Diagonal interchange Kansas CityInitially designed as a toll highway within the 1960s however toll cubicles had been by no means put in, the Turner Diagonal Interchange in Kansas Metropolis had three miles of out of date and dangerous ramps. The Kansas Division of Transportation’s $30.3 million undertaking elevated security and financial growth.Kansas DOTKansas Division of Transportation — Turner Diagonal Venture (Operations Excellence, Medium class)

I-94 South Freeway project Wisconsin DOTThe Wisconsin Division of Transportation started work on a $410.5 million improve of I-94 South Freeway that passes by means of Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties that improved security and saved money and time through the use of methods equivalent to putting floor heaters to manage frost so development might proceed within the colder months.Wisconsin DOTWisconsin Division of Transportation — I-94 North South Freeway Venture (Operations Excellence, Giant class)

I-255 Metro East project Illinois DOTInterstate 255 in Metro East ranked as one of many worst roads within the state till the Illinois Division of Transportation’s $67 million rehabilitation. The undertaking included bridge repairs, resurfacing, higher freeway lighting, and guardrail, security and drainage upgrades.Illinois DOTIllinois Division of Transportation — Remaking I-255 within the Metro East (Greatest Use of Know-how & Innovation, Medium class)

That is the third of 4 regional contests inside the nationwide America’s Transportation Awards competitors. The three highest-scoring tasks from every regional competitors earn a spot on a “Prime 12” record of tasks, which is able to compete for the Grand Prize – chosen by an unbiased panel of business judges – and the Individuals’s Selection Award, chosen by the general public by means of on-line voting.

The highest two winners additionally obtain $10,000 money awards, to be donated to a charity or scholarship of the state DOT’s selecting.

The “Prime 12 finalists” vying for the Grand Prize and Individuals’s Selection awards shall be introduced this month, with on-line voting for the Individuals’s Selection award starting on the identical time.

The winners of each Grand Prize and Individuals’s Selection awards shall be introduced in October on the AASHTO Annual Assembly in San Diego.

The awards are sponsored by AASHTO, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.