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NYDOT Wins Award for Dingle Ridge Road/I-84 Bridges Project

Photo courtesy NYDOT
Photo courtesy NYDOT
The New York State Department of Transportation replaced two bridges carrying Interstate 84 eastbound and westbound over Dingle Ridge Road in Southeast. (The $11 million project was completed early, which was a relief to residents as well as motorists on and around I-84 and I-684.)

The project has won state transportation officials an award in the northeast regional America’s Transportation Awards competition for Best Use of Innovation. The project now moves on to the nationals. 

Now in its seventh year, the America’s Transportation Awards competition – sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – recognizes the very best of America’s transportation projects in three categories: Under Budget, Best Use of Innovation, and Quality of Life/Community Development.

The winners in the three remaining regions will be announced at their regional meetings, held throughout the summer. 

The 10 projects with the highest overall scores will compete for the National Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award. The Grand Prize winner is selected by a panel of transportation experts. The People's Choice Award is presented to the transportation project that receives the most online votes from the public. 

The America’s Transportation Awards Top 10 will be announced on Sept. 4, when the online voting will also begin. The winners of both national awards will be announced at the AASHTO Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina in November, where each winning state DOT will receive a $10,000 check to be given to a transportation-related charity or scholarship program of their choice.

Learn more about all of the nominated projects and the competition at AmericasTransportationAwards.org.

Ken Harper June 11, 2014 at 07:11 AM
It was brilliant. Anyone who uses 84 marveled at how well the project went and how innovative the entire process seemed. Imagine the attention to detail necessary to have every measurement and aspect exactly right so the pre-assembled bridges could be moved into place and ready for traffic. On a road that backs up every weekday evening it was a huge relief not to have any lanes completely shut down for this work. Well done.

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