The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently awarded the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s $13.23 million Don Tyson Parkway Interchange an America’s Transportation Award in the Best Use of Innovation category. Garver designed the project around a buried landfill under the interchange to ensure a stable roadway without excavation, completing the project more than six months ahead of schedule and $2.6 million under budget.
"Ultimately it's the American people who are the big winners," said John Cox, president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. "These [winning] projects are a small example of how state DOTs are saving taxpayer dollars while building innovative projects to meet community needs."
"This project is another example of how Garver utilizes its strong relationships with regulatory agencies to meet requirements and deliver a complex transportation project of this size ahead of schedule on a routine basis," said Project Manager Jeff Webb.
AASHTO represents state departments of transportation in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Read more about the Don Tyson Interchange project and see construction time-lapse videos in IQ Magazine Online.