Granite announced that it was the recipient of two American Public Works Association’s (APWA) 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Awards, recognize the alliance between the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant, and their cooperative achievements.
The awards are given in four divisions and five categories. The divisions are: 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.
Granite 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 SouthEast Connector, Phase 2 project, Granite built the newly dedicated Veterans Parkway — a 5-mile, six-lane arterial highway featuring 10 bridges and 17 precast multi-cell box culverts. The company also constructed a multi-use pathway for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as sound walls and new signalized intersections avoiding 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 2,000 tons 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 expanded approximately 5 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 signalized intersections, a new multi-use path, drainage upgrades including 42 cross drainage structures to enable all-weather access, five underground wildlife crossings, native plant preservation, and native landscaping.