Nelsonville Bypass Makes America’s Top 10 Transportation Projects

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Ohio Department Of Transportation News Release –

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced the $200 million Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass project made the 2014 America’s Transportation Awards competition top 10 projects.

Since making America’s Top 10 Transportation Projects, the project is now up for the grand prize and People’s Choice Award. A panel of experts will select the grand prize winner. However, the nation will decide through online voting which of the projects will receive the People’s Choice Award.


To vote for the Nelsonville Bypass as the People’s Choice Awards, visit Online voting will continue through Friday, Oct. 24. Individuals can vote up to 10 times per day.

The grand prize and People’s Choice award winners will each earn a $10,000 donation from AASHTO on behalf of the winning state's department of transportation to a charity or scholarship fund of its choosing. Both awards will be presented Nov. 23 at the AASHTO Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Early this year, ODOT and the Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass won a 2014 America's Transportation Awards for "Best Use of Innovation" due to the implementation of unique environmental and wildlife mitigation techniques on the project.