This story was originally published on AASHTO News on October 8, 2019.
“ST. LOUIS – The Infrastructure Improvements to Downtown St. Louis project – a collaboration between Illinois and Missouri DOTs that delivered major multimodal enhancements to both states – received the Grand Prize in the 2019 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The $801 million project dramatically improved travel times and provided a new connection to the iconic St. Louis Arch. Meanwhile, the Georgia DOT’s Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project received the highest number of online votes in the competition, earning it the People’s Choice award.
Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the 12th annual competition evaluated projects in three categories: Quality of Life/Community Development; Best Use of Technology & Innovation; and Operations Excellence. Overall, 39 state DOTs nominated 81 projects in four regional contests, with the four highest-scoring projects in each region comprising the list of 12 national-level finalists that battled it out for the two prizes announced today…”Read More