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Quick facts about the projects
The I-270 and Dorsett/Page Project was recently awarded the 2011 Missouri Waste Control Coalition's Outstanding Achievement Award in the Environmental Innovation category.
The I-270 and Dorsett/Page Project included several Earth friendly innovations that could serve as a model for other highway construction projects nationwide.
The innovations included:
A Green Project
The I-270 and Dorsett/Page project was one of the first projects by the Missouri Department of Transportation to feature "green credits."
The contractor, Fred Weber Inc., was assigned green credit values for using recycled materials and/or earth friendly practices during construction.
Green credit goals are outlined within the contract between Fred Weber Inc. and MoDOT.
Fred Weber will be charged penalties for each credit that falls short of its goal.
The contractor can be rewarded for each green credit that exceeds the goal.
For the contractor, there are monetary incentives and disincentives when utilizing environmental methods and materials.
Green credit items during construction
Fred Weber, Inc. is committed to using recycled materials for construction. Some options that MoDOT offers credits for are:
Green credits for reducing pollution
Fred Weber can also submit other environmental friendly ideas to MoDOT for approval during construction. MoDOT can either approve or not approve proposed ideas. Other ideas approved by MoDOT will be assigned green credit values.