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For Immediate Release: 08/31/2011
CONTACT: Adam Hurtubise
(617) 973-8093


MassDOT Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Honored as Top Ten Project in U.S.

Latest Honors for Award-winning, Innovative Bridge Project

BOSTON- August 31, 2011- The 2010 MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program "heavy lift" Phillipston Bridge Replacement project today was chosen as one of the Top 10 projects in the 2011 America's Transportation Awards competition by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

The Phillipston project and nine others from across the U.S. are now eligible for a Grand Prize or People's Choice Award.  A panel of experts will choose the Grand Prize winner.  The People's Choice Award will be chosen by online voting.  Visit AASHTO and the Awards on the web to view the Top 10 projects and vote.    

The America’s Transportation Awards were created to celebrate transportation improvements delivered by state departments of transportation “On Time”, “Under Budget”, and with “Innovative Management.”

The awards are sponsored by AASHTO, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Both the Grand Prize and People's Choice Awards carry a $10,000 cash prize that can be used to start a scholarship fund for transportation professionals, or given to a community charity.

For transportation news and updates, visit the MassDOT website at www.mass.gov/massdot, the MassDOT blog at www.mass.gov/blog/transportation or follow MassDOT on twitter at www.twitter.com/massdot.

 

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