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Have an innovative or creative reinforced concrete pipe or box culvert project that’s worth sharing?

The ACPA’s Project Achievement Award recognizes agencies which have demonstrated creative and innovative accomplishments through projects that have been designed using precast and concrete pipe or box culverts. 

Applications are now being accepted for the Project Achievement Award and are due on March 15th, 2024.  The notification of the winners will be in mid-April with the awards being presented during the 2024 AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures Meeting.

For more information you can download the brochure below:


Apply for Award

Applications are now being accepted for the Project Achievement Award.  The notification of the winners will be in mid-April with the awards being presented during the 2024 AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures Meeting.

DUE:  March 15th, 2024


Important Dates

  • Applications due:  March 15th, 2024
  • Winners announced:  Mid-April
  • Awards Presentation:  During the AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures Annual Meeting


Any member agency of AASHTO may enter this Award Program. Agencies and ACPA members may submit projects jointly or separately. ACPA members submitting projects separately must obtain the signature of the responsible agency on their Entry Form. 

General Criteria

  • All entries must involve a project utilizing precast concrete pipe and/or four-sided box culverts and be submitted in accordance with the rules outlined in the brochure.
  • Agencies or ACPA members may enter as many qualified projects as they wish.
  • Projects that have received awards from other organizations may be entered.
  • Projects must have been completed and in use within 6 years of the application due date.
  • Entries must comply with the Submission Guidelines section of this document. Failure to comply may disqualify an entry.
  • ACPA Awards Committee reserves the right to determine entry eligibility.

2023 Project Achievement Award Winner

The 2023 Project Achievement Award was awarded to Rinker Materials and the Florida DOT. Florida’s I-4 Ultimate Project had been a major initiative to reduce congestion across the surrounding counties in the Orlando metropolitan area that leads into the heart of downtown Orlando. This major traffic corridor feeds the pathways to Orlando’s most famous tourist attractions, providing additional capacity along the busy 21-mile section of Interstate 4. The project includes reconstructing 15 major interchanges, constructing more than 145 bridges, adding four variable-priced toll Express Lanes, and completely rebuilding general-use lanes.


2022 Project Achievement Award Winner

The 2022 Project Achievement Award was the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the I-96/1-196 interchange  in Grand Rapids. Completed on time and on budget in the fall of 2021, the I-96/I-196 interchange is recognized for eliminating critical constructability issues and implementing value engineering. ACPA member company Northern Concrete Pipe Inc., headquartered in Bay City, Michigan, provided a project-specific design for the proposed deep-bury reinforced concrete pipe storm sewer for the east-bound portion of I-96. The use of supplemental reinforcing stirrups in areas subjected to the highest tensile forces was key to the overall reinforcing steel design. 


2021 Project Achievement Award Winner

The 2021 Project Achievement Award was Hancock Concrete out of Sioux Falls, SD. The project, Veterans Parkway – Rice Street to Interstate 90, is a 6-lane divided highway being constructed to help move large volumes of traffic through the east and south side of Sioux Falls.


2019 Project Achievement Award Winner

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) needed to widen and revamp ramps along a 3.7-mile stretch of Interstate-15, between U.S. Route 95 and Sahara Ave. Known as Project NEON, it has proven to be the largest infrastructure project in Nevada’s history and has earned the American Concrete Pipe Association’s 2019 Project Achievement Award, ACPA’s annual award to recognize innovative projects utilizing precast concrete pipe or boxes. Although it took nearly two decades to plan Project NEON, the use of precast concrete culverts allowed for a speedy completion once construction began.