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March 11 , 2004 

CALTRANS ANNOUNCES 2004 EXCELLENCE IN TRANSPORTATION AWARDS

Sacramento, CA--March 5, 2004 –Acting Director, Tony Harris, has announced winning projects in the California Department of Transportation’s 18th Annual Excellence in Transportation Awards Program. Since 1986, the annual competition provides an opportunity to salute those dedicated to solving California’s transportation challenges.

“Transportation excellence and innovation, as showcased in these winning projects, not only enhances our highway traveling experience,” said Harris, “but improves the quality of life in our neighborhoods, communities and environment. ”

The competition attracted more than 100 entries from state and local government, design firms and contractors. Winners are selected by a panel representative of transportation, environmental, engineering, and community interests.

The 2004 awards are as follows:

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION
BART-SFO Extension Project – BART San Francisco International Airport Extension Organization

Metrolink Tier II Station, North Main Corona – Caltrans District 8, Riverside County Transportation Commission, City of Corona Redevelopment Agency

RURAL HIGHWAY
Cuesta Grade – Caltrans District 5, San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, Modern Continental/Roadway A Joint Venture, California Highway Patrol

Cushing Creek – Caltrans District 1, The Sierra Club, Redwood National and State Park,
Save-the-Redwoods League

URBAN HIGHWAY
Bayfront Expressway Widening – Caltrans District 4

Route 101 Widening – Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, County of Santa Clara, Caltrans District 4, RGW Construction, Inc.

MAJOR STRUCTURES
The Shaw/Marks Grade Separation – City of Fresno, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Agee Construction Company, Inc., Parsons

San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Trestle Widening Project – Caltrans District 4, Bay Area Authority

THE ENVIRONMENT
The New Benicia-Martinez Bridge Pile Driving Operations – Caltrans District 4

TRANSPORTATION RELATED FACILITIES
H. Dana Bowers Roadside Rest Area – Caltrans District 4, National Park Service Organization, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation Department, The Lone Sailor Memorial Committee

Berkeley’s Bay Trail – City of Berkeley, Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, Caltrans District 4, Citizens for an East Shore State Park, Bauman Landscape

SYSTEM OPERATIONS
Bay Area Incident Response System (BAIRS) – Caltrans District 4, California Highway Patrol

SAFETY
SAC 160 Delta Guard Rail – Caltrans District 3, North Region

Life Sentence – Driver’s Education Video – Caltrans Videography, Federal Railroad Administration, Operation Lifesaver, Rothschild, Wishek & Sands

HISTORIC PRESERVATION CULTURAL ENHANCEMENT
H. Lee House – Caltrans District 11, Federal Highways Administration, City of Lemon Grove, SANDAG

MAINTENANCE
Recycled Glass Mulch – Caltrans District 4, California Department of Conservation, Strategic Materials, Inc., California Conservation Corps

CONTEXT SENSITIVE SOLUTIONS
Fairview Roundabout – Alameda County Public Works

Chicano Park – Seismic Retrofit of the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge – Caltrans District 11, Chicano Park Steering Committee, Molly Lambert Architectural Conservation, PCL Constructors

INNOVATION
CRMCrete Weed Barrier – Caltrans District 2

PUBLIC AWARENESS
I-5/805 Widening, “The Merge” – Caltrans District 11 Public Affairs

JUDGES SPECIAL RECOGNITION for Excellence in Partnering
Recycling of Acacia Trees (Food for the Zoo) – Caltrans District 4, Oakland Oak Knoll Zoo

JUDGES SPECIAL RECOGNITION for Technology Solutions
Intermodal and Jurisdictional Integrated Network Environment (IMAJINE) Project – Caltrans District 7, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Access Services, Incorporated (ASI), City of South Gate