Community encouraged to show support by voting for the People’s Choice Award!
The Turner Diagonal project in Wyandotte County has been selected as a Top-12 Finalist in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
The Top 12 Finalists include transportation projects from Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Utah.
The Turner Diagonal Interchange Reconstruction in Wyandotte County will represent the state of Kansas and now compete for both the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award. The prize for winning includes a $10,000 cash award for a charity or transportation-related scholarship and the honor of bringing home one of the nation’s top transportation awards for their respective state.
While an independent panel of transportation experts will choose the Grand Prize winner, the public will select the People’s Choice winner through online voting weighted to each competing state’s population.
“Great teams. Great partners. Great community. Great State! This is a wonderful project not just for Wyandotte County but for our State and our communities,” said Dave Reno, Public Works’ Community Engagement Officer/PIO. “If everyone who uses this interchange voted just once, we’d have 65,000 votes in the first 24 hours. Join us in casting your vote for this great project and help bring home another win for Wyandotte County and the State of Kansas!”
Online voting for the People’s Choice Award is open now to October 25 at 10:59 PM. Cast your vote for the Turner Diagonal Interchange today by clicking here. Participants can cast one vote every 24 hours.