The Carnegie Library revitalization in Port Angeles, Wash., cost less than $2 million, yet helped to restore the city's history. Photo: APWA Reporter

The American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced its top public works projects of 2005. This year, 14 projects were recognized in various categories.

  • River road bank stabilization, Fairfield, Ohio: disaster or emergency construction/repair less than $2 million
  • Hurricane Isabel debris removal, Virginia Beach, Va.: disaster or emergency construction/repair more than $10 million
  • Hill Canyon wetlands creation project, Thousand Oak, Calif.: environment less than $2 million
  • Guanella Dam, Golden, Colo.: environment $2 million to $10 million
  • Sewer Outfall extension at Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii.: environment more than $10 million
  • Carnegie Library revitalization, Port Angeles, Wash.: historical restoration/preservation less than $2 million
  • Union Pacific Depot renovation, Topeka, Kan.: historical restoration/preservation $2 million to $10 million
  • Scenic overlook improvements at Castle Rock State Park, Ill.: structures less than $2 million
  • Sweet Brier Plaza, Lindsay, Calif.: structures $2 million to $10 million
  • Olivenhain Dam and Reservoir, San Diego region: structures more than $10 million
  • Wauponsee Glacial Trail—Phases 1 and 2, Will County, Ill.: transportation less than $2 million
  • Broadway street and bridge reconstruction project, Boulder, Colo.: transportation $2 million to $10 million
  • Waupaca Interchange, frontage roads and airport runway design, Waupaca, Wis.: transportation $2 million to $10 million
  • Hiawatha Light Rail Project, Minneapolis.: transportation more than $10 million.
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