Monroe County Transportation Project Wins APWA Award
The American Public Works Association–Genesee Valley Branch awarded C&S a Public Works Project of the Year award at their Awards Banquet on January 26, 2023. The Monroe County project, “Lake Road Phase II Improvements,” won project of the year in the Transportation category. The APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor who, working together, complete public works projects.
The project includes enhancements to the segment of Lake Road between Bay Road and Pellet Road in the Town of Webster, Monroe County. With an improved horizontal alignment and profile modifications, widened shoulders, a complete overhaul of the drainage system, replacement of a large culvert and removal of an abandoned railroad bridge, this project resulted in a critical improvement to safety along the corridor, and provides safe access for all users in this residential neighborhood.
The project design was led by C&S. C&S assisted the County with progression of the project through preliminary design, final design, and construction. Ravi Engineering and Land Surveying provided survey services during design and supplied the Resident Engineer during construction. Keeler Construction Co., Inc. was the general contractor for the project. The overall project cost was $8.8 million, and construction was completed in November of 2022.
Construction of the Lake Road Phase II Improvements Project has improved one of Monroe County’s largest maintenance roadway responsibilities, while addressing significant safety and access needs in this densely populated residential area. The two-course pavement treatment extends the life of this corridor for years to come, and the upgraded alignment, widened shoulders and removal of the Hojack Trail bridge now provides much needed accessibility through the corridor for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The complicated challenges overcome in both design and construction and the transformation of the Lake Road neighborhood resulted in an outstanding project worthy of recognition.
The American Public Works Association serves professionals in all aspects of public works and helps public works personnel improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. The Genesee Valley Branch represents Public Works entities in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, and Wayne Counties. The Genesee Valley Branch has over 100 members making it the largest branch in upstate New York, although it is the smallest geographically.