These awards have been designed to recognize outstanding transportation projects, processes, and
people who incorporate environmental stewardship into the planning and project development processes
using FHWA funding sources. NCDOT nominated twelve outstanding projects and initiatives for the 2003
awards. Award plaques were presented to the winners in an Earth Day Ceremony on April 22, 2003, in
Washington, D.C. NCDOT was awarded with a 2003 Environmental Excellence Award for Excellence in
Environmental Leadership. The winning nomination was titled "A Partnership for Improving North
Carolina's Environment." To view information and pictures on each of NCDOT's nominations click on
the project below.
NCDOT's 2003 Environmental Excellence Award
A Partnership for Improving North Carolina's Environment
From L-R: NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Bill Ross and Chief Deputy
Secretary Dempsey Benton, with NC Department of Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett and Deputy
Secretary Roger Sheats in Washington, D.C. after receiving the Environmental Excellence Award.
For more information on FHWA’s 2003 Environmental Excellence Awards click here