I-10/I-95 Interchange wins On Time Award
LOUISVILLE, KY - Projects that improve traffic flow, modernize our transportation systems for current and future needs, and shorten construction times are being recognized today as winners of America's Transportation Awards at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
"States are adapting to their current economic situations," said Susan Martinovich, AASHTO president and director of the Nevada Department of Transportation. "The innovation that is emerging and the efficiency in which projects are completed deserve recognition from the public and I am thrilled to see them honored for their hard work."
AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce cosponsor the annual awards competition to recognize the best transportation projects in America using three main categories - On Time, Under Budget, and Innovative Management.
In the On Time category: the Florida Department of Transportation won for its I-10 to I-95 Interchange: "The Big I" project (medium project division).
FDOT tackled a massive project to reconstruct the Interstate 10/Interstate 95 interchange, which consists of 17 bridges, 21 ramps, and 25 lane miles built over and around traffic moving through one of the busiest interchanges in the state. The interchange was originally built in the 1950s and desperately needed upgrading.
The project finished six months ahead of schedule, which saved taxpayer dollars and countless commuting headaches. Motorists can now enjoy more time with family and friends and less time sitting in traffic thanks to smoother travels through.