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American Public Works Association unveils project of the year winners

American Public Works Association unveils project of the year winners
AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION—One of the winners of the American Public Works Associations 2022 Project of the Year awards was the replacement of the Fairview Avenue North Bridge, located just north of downtown Seattle along Lake Union. It’s a 540-foot-long prestressed concrete girder bridge built to replace two aging bridges dating back to 1948.

KANSAS CITY, MO.—The American Public Works Association (APWA) recently announced the winners of the 2022 Project of the Year Awards, recognizing the efforts of public works agencies, contractors and consultants who develop, own and maintain infrastructure projects that promote excellence in construction management and administration.

Awards are provided in four divisions and five categories: 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.

The categories are structures, transportation, environment, historical restoration/preservation and disaster or emergency construction repair.

Winners of the 2022 Public Works Projects of the Year Awards are as follows:

Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair

  • Under $5 million: Irondequoit Bay Marine Park Revitalization (Irondequoit, N.Y.)
  • Over $5 million but less than $25 million: 7th Street and Salt River Bridge Emergency Repair (Phoenix, AZ)


  • Under $5 million: Albany Street Stormwater Pond (Thurston County, WA)
  • Over $5 million but less than $25 million: Minnehaha Park Area Sewer Rehabilitation (Eagan, MN)
  • $25 million to $75 million: Reedy River Basin Sewer Tunnel Project (Greenville, SC)
  • Over $75 million: Lick Run Valley Conveyance System and Greenway (Cincinnati, OH)

Historical Restoration/Preservation

  • Under $5 million: Water Works Park WTP High Lift Pump Station Roof Rehabilitation (Great Lakes Water Authority, MI)
  • Over $5 million but less than $25 million: Langone Park and Puopolo Playground Renewal (Boston, MA)
  • $25 million to $75 million: Main Street Station Train Shed Rehabilitation (Richmond, VA)
  • Over $75 million: San Francisco Animal Care and Control Facility (San Francisco, CA)


  • Under $5 million: Veteran’s Memorial Park Phase II (Chandler, AZ)
  • Over $5 million but less than $25 million: Hardberger Park Land Bridge (San Antonio, TX)
  • $25 million to $75 million: I-579 Urban Open Space Cap (Pittsburgh, PA)


  • Under $5 million: Great Western Trail (Sycamore, IL)
  • Over $5 million but less than $25 million: Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail I-405 to 132nd Avenue SE (Bellevue, WA)
  • $25 million to $75 million: Fairview Avenue North Bridge Replacement (City of Seattle DOT, WA)
  • Over $75 million: Yonge Street Bus Rapid Transit Project (York Region Transit Corp.)

Small Cities/Rural Communities Projects of the Year:

  • Disaster/Emergency: Caswell Beach Dune Infiltration Project (Caswell Beach, NC)
  • Environment: North Pleasant Valley Desalter Facility Project (Camarillo, CA)
  • Historical Restoration/Preservation: City of Saratoga Springs, City Hall (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  • Structures: T.B. Hanna Station–Universal Design (Raymore, MO)
  • Transportation: La Quinta Village Complete Streets–A Road Diet Project (La Quinta, CA)

“We are very excited to recognize the Project of the Year award recipients at PWX, APWA’s annual conference and expo to be held in August in Charlotte, N.C. These projects exemplify the creativity and engineering skill our members and their partners possess,” said APWA resident Stan Brown in a statement.

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