ODOT Project Wins Transportation Award

An Ohio Department of Transportation project in Cleveland was recently named one of the best transportation projects in America by the Mid Association of Transportation Officials.

ODOT 2The project involved constructing a connection between west side neighborhoods in Cleveland with the West Shoreway and Edgewater Park.

As part of the project, a bridge was constructed over the Chicago Line of Norfolk Southern and West 73rd Street was extended to add a multimodal path.

That project, along with a project by the Illinois Department of Transportation to construct a bridge over BNSF tracks in Galesburg, Illinois, won an American Transportation Award in the Quality of Life/Community Development category.

Both projects will compete for a national grand prize that will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in November.

The nominations are judged by officials representing a cross-section of transportation industries. Forty state departments of transportation participated in this year’s competition.

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