The North Tarrant Express (NTE) has been recognized by the publication Engineering News Record at the awards Best of the Best Projects, given annually, as Best of the Best Highway.
The Best of the Best Awards recognize the best projects in the United States completed between June 2014 and June 2015 for its design and construction. 750 projects divided into 10 different regions were presented. Once the regional winners were chosen, the top winners in each category from each region moved up to the national competition. A brand new set of judges from across the country and from all walks of the industry examined each project in an effort to distinguish the best from the best in terms of teamwork, safety, overcoming challenges, innovation and quality. In addition, the publication ENR selected from among the winning projects of the Best of the Best Projects one winner in the special category Editors' Choice to be revealed until March 14 in a special ceremony.