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August 02, 2017 02:59 PM
Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville
Receives Top Award

ROGERSVILLE - The innovative design-build Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville has been awarded the top honor in the mid-America regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.

Now in its 10th year, the competition attracted 22 project nominations from nine mid-America states. Five of those states received awards for nine projects during an awards luncheon held today at the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville was named as the top project in the Quality of Life/Community Development category (medium category - projects costing between $25 million and $200 million), and was the inaugural design-build project for MoDOT’s southwest district.

The project was completed in early November 2016, a month ahead of schedule. The project, which began in October 2014, built three new interchanges along Route 60 in Rogersville. The project also included a series of outer roads and backage roads to make it safer for drivers to enter and leave Route 60 in the Rogersville community. The project had a total budget of $35 million. You can read more about the project, including images and video from throughout construction, here.

The Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville team, including MoDOT and Ozark Regional Road Constructors, has already been awarded the FHWA Excellence in Right-of-Way Award for Streamlining and Integration, as well as the Design-Build Institute’s National Award of Merit.

“Every project nominated in this competition represents the hard work and dedication of state DOTs across the country to meet the transportation needs of the communities we serve,” said David Bernhardt, president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation. “For 10 consecutive years, the America’s Transportation Awards have given state DOTs the recognition they deserve for providing the essential connections that keep people, goods and our economy moving forward.”

Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the competition recognizes transportation projects in three categories: Quality of Life/Community Development, Best Use of Technology and Innovation and new this year, Operations Excellence. Winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges from within the transportation industry.

The final regional winners will be announced in August. The three highest-scoring projects from each region will advance to the “Top 12.” Those 12 projects will compete for the Grand Prize, determined by an independent panel of expert judges, and the People’s Choice Award, selected by the general public through online voting. The top two winning prizes also come with a $10,000 check, to be donated to a charity or scholarship of the state DOT’s choosing. Online voting begins Aug. 21. The winners of the top two awards will be announced at the AASHTO Annual Meeting in Phoenix in September.

MoDOT’s Central District received the top award in the Best Use of Technology and Innovation (small category) for its Columbia I-70 Bridges Design-Build Project.

Learn more about the nominees and the competition at www.AmericasTransportationAwards.org.

 

(For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest)

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