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Category 10-Project Development Process

Excellence Award Winners

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MassHighway's new Project Development and Design Guide features Nationwide best practices

Project Development and Design Guide, Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway)

MassHighway's new Project Development and Design Guide is the result of a diverse 28-member Task Force that worked together to reflect the viewpoint of all transportation stakeholders, resulting in guidelines that encompass Nationwide best practices. Contact: Luisa Paiewonsky, MassHighway 617-973-7800 (email:

Merit Award Winners

17th Street Bridge, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)

GDOT's proactive efforts to obtain public support for the 17th Street Bridge resulted in a fast track project that is a model of value engineering, innovation, and context sensitive design. Contact: Lillian Jackson, GDOT, 404-4636451 (email:

Visual Quality Management (VQM) for Highway Corridor Development, Mn/DOT

VQM is a formalized process that Mn/DOT integrates with the highway development process to achieve context sensitive solutions and resolve design issues that impact visual quality. Contact: Scott Bradley, Mn/DOT, 651-2843758 (email:

Honorable Mention

Blue Ball Properties, Delaware Department of Transportation; Intercounty Connector, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA); SR-163 Median Guardrail, Caltrans

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Updated: 04/08/2011

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