Awarded by Federal Highway Administration
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 25, 2017) — The Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project has won a Federal Highway Administration 2017 Environmental Excellence Award.
FHWA looks for projects that protect and enhance the environment while also strengthening the transportation network. The awards specifically recognize “outstanding contributions to environmental stewardship and partnerships above and beyond traditional transportation project outcomes.”
As one of only five award recipients in the Human Environment category, the Ohio River Bridges Project earned special recognition for Community Considerations in Transportation Improvements.
The Ohio River Bridges Project included construction of two new Ohio River Bridges—the Abraham Lincoln Bridge connecting downtown Louisville with Jeffersonville, Indiana and the Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting eastern Jefferson County in Kentucky with Utica, Indiana—as well as the refurbishing of the Kennedy Bridge in downtown Louisville.