The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is accepting nominations through June 23 for the 2006 Excellence in Highway Design Awards. This biennial awards program showcases excellence in the design of context-sensitive highway-related facilities that fit its physical setting and preserve scenic, aesthetic, historic and environmental resources, while maintaining safety and mobility. This years awards will once again showcase outstanding design projects or initiatives that have developed, advanced or implemented context-sensitive highway solutions.
Awards will be presented in 11 different categories to showcase outstanding achievements that public agencies and private organizations have achieved in designing context-sensitive highways, bridges, tunnels, roadsides and other types of support facilities. Two new awards will be presented this year to recognize outstanding "project develop process" and "project management" innovations.
The FHWA will present these awards during the 2006 annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Offices in Portland, Ore., in October.
The awards application is now available and nominations are being accepted electronically at www.fhwa.dot.gov/eihd/index.htm through June 23. Anyone may nominate a project, process or initiative for an award that used FHWA administered federal aid highway funding sources.