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Aug. 12, 2008
VDOT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARDS FOR WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE AND NEW KENT SAFETY REST AREA PROJECTS
The $2.47 billion replacement of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River connecting Virginia and Maryland was the winner in the Innovative Management, large project category, tying with Mississippi’s Biloxi Bay Bridge project.
VDOT also received the Innovative Management award, small project category, for the New Kent Safety Rest Area and Information Center project.
The New Kent facility is the Commonwealth’s first LEED-Gold Certified environmentally friendly state-government building and a facility 75 percent more efficient in energy consumption than its predecessor.
“Both of these projects reflect our commitment to planning, operating, building and maintaining a transportation system that enhances the quality of life for every Virginian,” said VDOT Commissioner David S. Ekern. “To be recognized nationally for delivering quality innovative projects to the citizens of the commonwealth illustrates our success in delivering world-class transportation solutions to travelers who depend upon us to connect them with the things that are important in their lives.”
For more information about these awards and to view the complete AASHTO news release go to http://news.transportation.org/press_release.aspx?Action=ViewNews&NewsID=186
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