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2011 - Awards & Recognition

Efficient Project Delivery

  • IDOT received one of AASHTO's 2011 Sweet Sixteen High Value Research Project awards for "Evaluation of 3D Laser Scanning for Construction Application."

Minority Participation

  • The Combined Law Enforcement Hispanic Heritage Committee recognized IDOT for its outstanding community outreach in the Hispanic communities in Chicago.


  • IDOT received 2011 Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award by the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

  • IDOT employees donated in State & University Employees Combined Appeal Award (SECA) Donors- 2011 campaign, and IDOT was recognized by SECA for exceptional Giving- 2011.


  • IDOT received Outstanding Contribution Award from Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) for efforts in helping teens make the right choices.

Sustainable Practices

  • IDOT received an Environmental Excellence Award from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for archaeological work done on the New Mississippi River Bridge Project at St. Louis.

  • IDOT received the Governor’s Green Government Coordinating Council Award for its successful promotion of International Walk to School Day and 2011 Earth Day Projects such as 10,000 Trees to Illinois Schools and Illinois Schools Rain Barrel Design Contest.

  • IDOT received one of AASHTO's 2012 Sweet Sixteen High Value Research Project awards for "Evaluation of 3D Laser Scanning for Construction."