ACPA presented the 2018 Sustainability Practices Award to the Florida DOT and Archer Western Construction.

The two organizations were recognized for their innovative design-build team which proposed, engineered, and built a 16-ft wide  full-depth concrete shoulder to serve as an emergency lane along State Route 98 in Jacksonville.

The decision to provide the emergency lane reflects forward-thinking context sensitivity, which is rare and an inherently important part of sustainable construction. 

This is a positive example of including the societal benefit of avoiding future construction costs and eliminating future lane closures.

An official of Archer Western Construction accepted the award on behalf of the design-build team.