Granite has won two American Public Works Association (APWA) project of the year awards for initiatives that promote excellence in construction management and administration.
Granite says the APWA 2019 Project of the Year Awards recognise the alliance between the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant and their cooperative achievements.
The company received APWA’s 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Award for the SouthEast Connector, Phase 2 project in the transportation category, projects of more than $75 million division. As part of the project, the company built the Veterans Parkway to connect large residential and commercial areas via a five-mile, six-lane arterial highway featuring 10 bridges and 17 precast multicell box culverts. It also constructed a multiuse pathway for cyclists and pedestrians as well as sound walls and new signalised intersections avoiding the impact to the surrounding wetlands and tributaries of the Truckee River. The team created 150 acres of new wetlands, sequestered mercury-contaminated soils, removed hundreds of acres of noxious weeds and disposed of 2000 tonnes of trash.
Tangerine Corridor Constructors (TCC), a joint venture between Granite and Borderland Construction, received APWA’s 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Award for the Tangerine Road: Dove Mountain Boulevard to La Cañada Drive project in the transportation category, projects of $25 million to $75 million division. TCC reconstructed approximately five miles of two-lane roadway to four lanes of divided roadway, along with widening and improvements to four major cross-streets. The project also included four signalised intersections, a new multi-use path, extensive drainage upgrades including 42 cross drainage structures to enable all-weather access, five underground wildlife crossings, significant native plant preservation, and native landscaping.
The awards are given in the categories of structures, transportation, environment, historical restoration/preservation and disaster or emergency construction repair. They are broken down into the divisions of projects less than $5 million; projects of $5 million, but less than $25 million; projects of $25 million to $75 million; and projects of more than $75 million.