FAIRFIELD — Solano County’s renovated California Highway Patrol truck scales complex along eastbound Interstate 80 near Fairfield looks good to the California Transportation Foundation.
The group on Thursday had its 25th annual Transportation Awards ceremony. It named the truck scales renovation as Safety Project of the Year.
The California Department of Transportation, California Highway Patrol and Solano Transportation Authority teamed up on the $100 million project, which got dedicated a year ago. They slightly relocated the truck scales to better accommodate freeway traffic and improved its ability to inspect trucks for load and safety violations.
Among the other award winners were the Caldecott Tunnel fourth bore as Project of the Year, former Caltrans director Will Kempton as Person of the Year, the Interstate 215 widening in San Bernardino as Freeway/Expressway Project of the Year, the San Francisco Bay Area Bike Share as Pedestrian/Bicycle Project of the Year, the State Route 1 and Salinas Road interchange as Interchange Project of the Year, the Devil’s Slide Tunnel as Conventional State Highway Project of the Year and State Route 238 improvements in Hayward as Local Street Project of the Year.
The Bay Bridge east span replacement won special recognition.
The California Transportation Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable transportation organization that provides transportation scholarships to students, provides financial assistance to transportation workers injured on the job and to families of transportation workers who die, and sponsors various events.
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