ITD recognized for bridge construction projects

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SUN VALLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) A bridge-replacement project near Sun Valley has won the President's Transportation Awards from the American association of state highway and transportation officials.

Idaho Transportation Department won the Environment Award for the Big Wood River Bridge Project that replaced the bridge south of Hailey last fall.

The design team consulted the Idaho Department of Fish & Game regarding wildlife mortality, and added wildlife passage tunnels on both ends of the bridge to reduce vehicle-animal crashes.

ITD also won a president's award in the planning category for replacing 17 bridges under one contract, saving $1.7 million and about 17 years.

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