The ADOT/City of Flagstaff Fourth Street/I-40 Bridge Replacement project has won a Regional Award (Western Region of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) for the Quality of Life/Community Development category in the America’s Transportation Awards competition. Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the America’s Transportation Awards competition was created to showcase projects delivered by state departments of transportation every year in order to tell the broader story on the importance of transportation. The awards focus on efforts to optimize existing transportation systems; implement new technologies and innovations; and projects that improve overall quality of life and enhance community development. This project is now one of twelve finalists for the national award where the top two projects will be selected as Grand Prize and People’s Choice.
The City of Flagstaff contributed 50% of the funding for the project, which utilized an innovative bridge slide to accelerate construction and reduce construction related closures by an estimated 65 calendar days. The project widened the Fourth Street bridges over Interstate 40, adding capacity for vehicles, along with barrier-separated pedestrian and bicycle facilities, greatly enhancing multi-modal connectivity in this critical corridor.
We need your help to vote the project up! Public Affairs has already posted the City’s Facebook page a link to ADOT’s social media post, so please spread the news! The voting period will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 25. To vote cast your vote for our project just click here.