These 7 Road Projects in the South Win Recognition

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American Legion Drive Florida project
The Florida Department of Transportation's restoration of American Legion Drive over the Peace River is among the honored projects.
Florida Department of Transportation

Seven road projects have won awards from the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

The winners are as follows:

Florida Department of Transportation — Restoring a Bridge: American Legion Drive over the Peace River project (Quality of Life/Community Development, Small category) (TIE)

Georgia road project wins awardGeorgia DOTGeorgia Department of Transportation — Macon-Bibb County Design-Build Bridges project (Quality of Life/Community Development, Small category) (TIE)

NCDOT Salem Parkway project wins awardNCDOTNorth Carolina Department of Transportation — Reconstruction of Salem Parkway (U.S. 421/I-40 Business)(Quality of Life/Community Development, Medium category)

SCDOT rural road project wins awardSCDOTSouth Carolina Department of Transportation — C. Phase 1 (Rural Road Safety Program) (Operations Excellence, Small category)

Louisiana I-10 project wins awardLouisiana Department of Transportation & DevelopmentLouisiana Department of Transportation and Development — I-10 Widening Project (Operations Excellence, Medium category)

Florida Gateway to Keys project wins awardFlorida Department of TransportationFlorida Department of Transportation — Leveraging Innovation: How FDOT Transformed the Gateway to Florida Keys (Best Use of Technology & Innovation, Small category) (TIE)

NCDOT Monroe Expressway project wins awardNCDOTNorth Carolina Department of Transportation — Monroe Expressway: A High-Speed Alternative to U.S. 74 project (Best Use of Technology & Innovation, Large category)

This is the first of four regional contests within the national America’s Transportation Awards competition. The three highest-scoring projects from each regional competition earn a place on a “Top 12” list of projects, which will compete for the Grand Prize – selected by an independent panel of industry judges – and the People’s Choice Award, chosen by the public through online voting.

The top two winners also receive $10,000 cash awards, to be donated to a charity or scholarship of the state DOT’s choosing.

The “Top 12 finalists” vying for the Grand Prize and People’s Choice awards will be announced in September, with online voting for the People’s Choice award beginning at the same time.

The winners of both Grand Prize and People’s Choice awards will be announced in October at the AASHTO Annual Meeting in San Diego.