Vote I-680 Project for National Award

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

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It was one of the most ambitious road construction projects in recent memory. Last year, crews rebuilt Interstate 680 between the Mormon Bridge and Crescent, Iowa in only 34 days. Now it is up for a national award.

The four lanes of interstate were wiped out by the historic Summer 2011 flood. The project to rebuild cost $19.2 million dollars. It was completed more than a month ahead of schedule.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce nominated the I-680 project and nine others for the 2012 America’s Transportation Awards competition.

Online voting will continue through October19. You can vote up to 10 times a day for your favorite project or projects. Among the other ten finalists is one that received a lot of national attention, the so-called “Carmageddon” project.

The winning project will have $10,000 provided to the state’s department of transportation to be used for charity or scholarships.

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