FDOT projects win Regional America’s transportation awards

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Florida Construction News staff writer

Transportation projects in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia recently received regional 2023 America’s Transportation Awards for the “positive impact on their respective communities.”

Winning projects varied from emergency repairs in the aftermath of a hurricane, to new pedestrian features that encourage active transportation and developing cutting-edge technology for the future that will save lives.

This year’s eight regional winners were selected from 19 projects nominated by nine states in the Southern Association of State Transportation Officials or SASHTO region.

“These trailblazing projects from the Southern region of the United States play a vital role in bolstering safety, advancing mobility, responding during natural disasters, and creating more multi-modal options for all communities,” said Jim Tymon, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

“Now in its 16th year, the America’s Transportation Awards commemorates the best of our industry and highlights the critical work that our state DOTs accomplish from coast to coast.”

The America’s Transportation Awards competition – created by AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – honors state DOTs and the positive impacts their projects bring to communities across the country.

All nominated projects first compete at the regional level against projects of their own size: “Small” (projects costing up to $25 million), “medium” (projects costing between $25 million and $200 million), and “large” (projects costing more than $200 million).”This year’s winning southern state regional projects are:

The top 12 contenders will then compete for the two 2023 America’s Transportation Awards national prizes.

The Grand Prize recipient will be selected by an impartial panel of judges, while the People’s Choice Award will be bestowed upon the project that garners the highest number of online votes from the general public. AASHTO will unveil the winners of these prizes at its annual meeting in November 2023 in Indianapolis.

Both the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award winners will receive $10,000 each towards their preferred scholarship or charity.

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