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Category 4: Environmental Protection and Enhancements

2002 Excellence in Highway Design Awards

Category 4: Environmental Protection and Enhancements

Honorable Mention


Category 4: Environmental Protection and Enhancements Honorable Mention, image of project Washoe Lake Wetland Mitigation Site, Washoe City, Nevada

Washoe Lake Wetland Mitigation Site,
Washoe City, Nevada

Designer:
Nevada Department of Transportation, Carson City, NV

Contractor:
Nevada Department of Transportation, Carson City, NV

The wetland mitigation site was create to offset unavoidable wetland losses in highway construction projects in and around Reno and Carson City. The site is entirely within the boundaries of a state park offering educational and recreational opportunities. The ponds were constructed to attract waterfowl species and the wetland is to maintain water year round, even during drought.

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