Redmond transportation project receives national honor
September 25, 2012 · 11:17 AM
Redmond’s Northeast 36th Street/SR 520 Overpass and Roundabout Project was recently named a Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA).
The City of Redmond, as the managing agency, as well as Tri-State Construction, Inc. as the primary contractor, and Berger ABAM as the primary consultant, were all presented with the award during APWA’s 2012 International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Anaheim, Calif., in August.
The APWA Public Works Projects of the Year awards are presented annually to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects, recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, contractor, consultant and their cooperative achievements.
This year, APWA selected projects in five categories: Disaster/Emergency, Environment, Historical Restoration, Structures and Transportation.
Awarded in the Project of the Year, Transportation category at a cost between $25 million and $75 million, the project incorporated a new bridge (two landscaped lids) and plenty of pedestrian amenities. The lids span SR 520, and the new 480-foot-long bridge connects two sides of the expanding Overlake neighborhood in the city of Redmond, and adjoins the recently expanded Microsoft campus.