Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville
Wins national award of excellence
Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville, the project to upgrade U.S. Route 60 in Rogersville to a freeway, has received the 2017 National Award of Excellence from the Design-Build Institute of America at its annual conference in Philadelphia.
The project received top honors in the Transportation category.
Project Freeway also received the first-ever Chairman's Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility for including community outreach components in the project. The judging committee sited the project's Young Women in Engineering Program, a partnership with the Logan-Rogersville School District, and the Minority Outreach Program at Missouri State University. The outreach programs used the highway project as a laboratory to introduce female high school students to the engineering field and exposed minority students at the university to the highway design and construction industries.
"I must thank the citizens of the city of Rogersville, Logan-Rogersville School District and Missouri State University," Project Freeway Director/MoDOT Transportation Project Manager Sean Matlock said. "This award was a result of your contributions as well."
Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville also received the 2017 Merit Award for Civil Infrastructure from the Mid-America Region of the Design-Build Institute of America on Oct. 19 in Kansas City.
In addition, the project also was recognized by the Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.