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Category 1: The Urban Highways

2002 Excellence in Highway Design Awards

Category 1: The Urban Highways

Honorable Mention


Category 1: The Urban Highways Honorable Mention, image of project The Urban Highways Honorable Mention Bruce R. Watkins Drive, Kansas City, Missouri

Bruce R. Watkins Drive,
Kansas City, Missouri

Designer:
HNTB Architects Engineers Planners, Kansas City, MO

Contractor:
Garney Companies, Inc., Kansas City, MO
APAC-MO, Kansas City, MO
Clarkson Construction CO,
Kansas City, MO
W.A. Ellis Construction CO, Independence, MO

Watkins Drive is a 10.2-mile showcase artery linking downtown to southtown and handles up to 62,000 vehicles a day. This parkway is one of the nation's largest urban roadway landscaping projects, making Bruce R. Watkins as attractive as it is functional and easing the traffic throughout Kansas City. Its completion also provides residents with an alternative route that avoids busy Interstates and city streets, thus facilitating traffic flow throughout the city and the surrounding areas.

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