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Excellence in Highway Design
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Category 4 - Environmental Protection and Enhancements

Award of Excellence (tie)

Photo: Falcon Nest Boxes


Falcon Nest Boxes

James River Bridge and Berkley Bridge, Newport News and Norfolk, Virginia


Designer:  Center for Conservation Biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Contractors: Center for Conservation Biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

The peregrine falcon is an endangered species. By working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and biologists at the College of William and Mary, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has been able to provide an improved environment for successful breeding of peregrines and enable VDOT to perform necessary construction and maintenance activities associated with the bridge structures.

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