KANSAS CITY, MO. – Each year, APWA presents the Public Works Projects of the Year awards to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects. The APWA Project of the Year Award recognizes the alliance between the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant, and their cooperative achievements. This year’s award winners will be recognized during APWA’s International Public Works Congress & Exposition, which takes place August 25-28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center.

The APWA Public Works Projects of the Year awards are presented annually and this year, APWA selected projects in five categories: Disaster/Emergency, Environment, Historical Restoration, Structures, and Transportation. New this year is the Projects of the Year Award for Small Cities/Rural Communities. The SC/RC Projects of the Year award is for agencies from cities and counties with a population of 75,000 or less, and was established to promote excellences in demonstrating creativity, ingenuity, and efficiency in the delivery of public works projects that have a profound impact on the community.

A complete list of the 2013 Public Works Project of the Year winners includes:

Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair
<$5 million: West Lake Sammamish Slide Repair
$5 million but less than $25 million: Uplands Emergency Sewer Repair

Environment
<$5 million: MMSD Kinnickinnic River Rehabilitation $5 million but less than $25 million: Homestead and Lower Narrows Weirs $25 million–$75 million: ROMP Plant Interconnect $25 million–$75 million: Tacoma Solid Waste Management Recovery & Transfer Center >$75 million: City of Marathon Sewer, Stormwater Reclamation Water & Road Rehabilitation

Historical Restoration/Preservation
<$5 million: Old US80 Bridge at Gila River Historic Bridge Rehabilitation $5 million but less than $25 million: Cedar Rapids City Hall Remodel $5 million but less than $25 million: The Facilities Maintenance Building or “The Ratcliff Building” $25 million–$75 million: The “Mob Museum” >$75 million: Union Depot

Structures
<$5 million: Tahoe City Transit Center $5 million but less than $25 million: North Carolina Veterans Park $25 million–$75 million: Seven Trees Community Center and Branch Library >$75 million: City of Las Vegas City Hall

Transportation
<$5 million: 108th Avenue SE Improvements $5 million but less than $25 million: Centennial Way Federal Aid Transportation Enhancement $25 million–$75 million: OR 213/I-205 to Redland Road Crossing >$75 million: Lake Champlain Bridge Replacement

Small Cities/Rural Communities Projects of the Year:

Environment: A Model Stormwater Urban Retrofit: Fort Myers Downtown Riverfront Basin
Historical Restoration: Grandad Bluff Scenic Overlook Historic Restoration
Historical Restoration: Rehabilitation of National Avenue Bridge over Marmaton River
Structures: Kiowa County Commons
Transportation: Red Gate Road Bridge