APWA Public Works Projects of the Year

The American Public Works Association's Public Works Projects of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in public works projects by recognizing the partnership between the project's managing agency, the contractor and consultant/architect/engineer who, working together, complete public works projects. Projects are recognized in the categories of Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair; Environment; Historical Preservation/Restoration; Structures; and Transportation. Projects are further divided by cost. The 2003 award winners were recognized on August 25 during APWA's International Public Works Congress and Exposition in San Diego.

Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair

Less Than $2 Million

Eagle Creek Bridge Emergency Repair

  • Managing Agency: Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development, Clackamas, Ore.

  • Primary Contractor: F.E. Ward Constructors Inc.

  • Primary Consultant: David Evans and Associates, Inc.

$2 - $10 Million

Replacement of Keaiwa Stream Bridge

  • Managing Agency: State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Primary Contractor: Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co.

  • Primary Consultants: Wesley R. Segawa & Associates, Inc.; KFC Airport, Inc.

More than $10 Million

Clearwell Roof Collapse: Emergency Response

  • Managing Agency: Detroit Water & Sewerage Department, Detroit

  • Primary Contractor: EBI Detroit, Inc.

  • Primary Consultant: NTH Consultants, Ltd.


Less Than $2 Million

Rio Nuevo Landfill Stabilization Project

  • Managing Agency: Environmental Management, City of Tucson, Ariz.

  • Primary Contractor: Hydro Geo Chem, Inc.

  • Primary Consultant: Hydro Geo Chem, Inc.

$2 - $10 Million

Crystal Spring Filtration Plant

  • Managing Agency: City of Roanoke, Va.
  • Primary Contractor: Mid Eastern Builders, Inc.
  • Primary Consultant: Wiley and Wilson, Inc.

More Than $10 Million

Hart Street Wastewater Pump Station Force Main Replacement

  • Managing Agency: Department of Design and Construction, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Primary Contractor: Modern Continental Companies

  • Primary Consultant: Wilson Okamoto Corporation/URS Corporation

Historical Restoration/Preservation

Less Than $2 Million

Soo Line “S” Bridge

  • Managing Agency: City of Eau Claire, Wis., Department of Public Works

  • Primary Contractor: Great Lakes Marine Contracting, Inc.

  • Primary Consultant: Fleming, Andre & Associates, Inc.

$2 - $10 Million

Holman Stadium Improvements

  • Managing Agency: City of Nashua, N.H., Department of Public Works

  • Primary Contractor: Bread Loaf Corporation

  • Primary Consultant: CMA Engineers, Inc.


Less Than $2 Million

Misteguay Creek Intercounty Drain Structure No. 4

  • Managing Agency: Misteguay Creek Intercounty Drainage Board, Lansing, Mich.

  • Primary Contractor: Champagne & Marx Excavating

  • Primary Consultant: Spicer Group Inc.

$2 - $10 Million

Wells Street CTA Structure

  • Managing Agency: Chicago Department of Transportation, Bureau of Bridges and Transit, Chicago

  • Primary Contractor: Walsh Construction Company of Illinois

  • Primary Consultant: Teng & Associates, Inc.

More Than $10 Million

The Centre of Elgin

  • Managing Agency: City of Elgin, Ill.
  • Primary Contractor: Gilbane Building Co.
  • Primary Consultant: Williams Architects


Less Than $2 Million

110th Street and Lamar Avenue Roundabout Improvements

  • Managing Agency: City of Overland Park, Kan.
  • Primary Contractor: Pyramid Contractors, Inc.
  • Primary Consultant: Olsson Associates

$2 - $10 Million

Broadway “Diamondback” Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge

  • Managing Agency: City of Tucson, Ariz., Department of Transportation

  • Primary Contractor: Hunter Construction Company

  • Primary Consultant: T.Y. Lin International

More Than $10 Million

Wacker Drive Reconstruction Project

  • Managing Agency: Chicago Department of Transportation, Bureau of Bridges and Transit, Chicago

  • Primary Contractor: Walsh Group

  • Primary Consultants: Earth Tech, Inc.; Alfred Benesch & Company; Teng & Associates, Inc.; McDonough Associates, Inc.; CTE Engineers; T.Y. Lin International

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