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Excellence in Highway Design
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Category 9 - Highway Improvements on Publicly Owned Land

Merit Award

Photo: General's Highway


General's Highway

Sequoia National Park, California


Designer:  Central Federal Lands Highway Division, FHWA
Contractors: Stimpel-Wiebelhaus Associates, Redding

Creative solutions in both design and construction were needed to successfully reconstruct the 7.3-meter roadway while staying within the 6.4-meter wide "footprint" of the existing roadway prism. The resulting highway is aesthetically set into the hillside, meandering above the Kawea River's edge, protecting the park's beauty and environment while supporting the increasing number of visitors to the park.

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