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Excellence in Highway Design

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Category 7-Intelligent Transportation Systems

Excellence Award Winners

MnPASS system, MN


To alleviate congestion and delays on the I-394 corridor in Minneapolis, Mn/DOT converted underutilized high occupancy vehicle lanes to high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes. It is the first HOT lane project to use open-road tolling on a road where there is no barrier separating the HOT lanes from the general purpose traffic lanes. Contact: John Doan, Mn/DOT, 651-634-5309 (email:

Merit Award Winners

Fog Detection System, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC)

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has several stretches of roadway that are subject to severe fog. PTC's successful new Fog Warning System monitors conditions and provides early warnings to motorists using variable speed limit and dynamic message signs. Contact: Carl Defebo, PTC, 717-920-7176 (email:

Honorable Mention

The Triangle Regional Transportation Management Center, NCDOT

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Michael Matzke
Office of Program Administration
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Updated: 04/08/2011

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