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Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-008
Date: November 2013
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FHWA Accepting Nominations for 2014 Excellence in Utility Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) 2014 Excellence in Utility Awards.

This biennial awards program recognizes innovative utility relocation and accommodation practices and showcases outstanding utility technologies, projects, and initiatives. The awards program also recognizes individuals who have significantly enhanced how their agency or organization relocates or accommodates utilities as part of highway improvement projects.

The 2014 awards will cover projects and initiatives accomplished between October 1, 2011, and September 30, 2013. An individual, team, process, initiative, or surface transportation project that is located on the National Highway System or used Federal highway funding may be nominated. Awards will be presented in five categories:

Nominations must be submitted by December 1, 2013. To view the nomination form and information on how to submit a nomination, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/utilities/2014awards.cfm. Nominations must include the form, a written endorsement from a State department of transportation, and one photograph.

Award winners will be recognized at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Right-of-Way and Utility Conference, to be held April 27–30, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For more information on the 2014 Excellence in Utility Awards, contact Ken Leuderalbert at FHWA, 317-226-5351 (email: ken.leuderalbert@dot.gov). To learn more about the FHWA Utilities Program, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/utilities.

A view of the Neches River Bridge Project in Texas. To the left, traffic is traveling on a highway. To the right is a construction area with four orange barrels in the forefront and additional barrels in the background, along with sections of pipe.
Previous recipients of the Excellence in Utility Awards include the Neches River Bridge Project in Texas, where $5 million was saved by relocating utilities 1 year ahead of schedule.

A close-up of a steel culvert being hoisted in the air by a crane.
Other previous award winners include a sewer rehabilitation project in Clifton, NJ, that saved $1.4 million.

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