Washington State and Florida Honored for Best Transportation Projects

Big Interstate projects garner public and professional accolades

People cast more than 100,000 votes in the fourth annual America's Transportation Awards competition, handing the Washington State Department of Transportation the People's Choice Award for its Operation I-5 Partnership Project.

A panel of transportation experts also weighed in on its favorite project in America, selecting the Florida Department of Transportation as the Grand Prize winner for its Interstate 10/Interstate 95 interchange rebuild known as "The Big I" project.

Both awards were announced during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting. AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sponsor the America's Transportation Awards, which recognizes outstanding transportation projects in three categories: On Time, Under Budget, and Innovative Management. The 10 projects that scored the highest during four regional contests competed for both the Grand Prize and the People's Choice Award.

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