MARANA, AZ – The Town of Marana was recently selected as a recipient of the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Award for infrastructure projects publicly developed, owned, and maintained, that promote excellence in construction management and administration. These Awards recognize the alliance between the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant, and their cooperative achievements.
The APWA Public Works Projects of the Year Awards are presented annually at APWA’s PWX conference. Awards are given in four divisions and five categories. The divisions are: 1. Projects less than $5 million; 2. Projects of $5 million, but less than $25 million; 3. Projects of $25 million to $75 million; and 4. Projects of more than $75 million. The categories are: 1. Structures; 2. Transportation; 3. Environment; 4. Historical Restoration/Preservation; and 5. Disaster or Emergency Construction Repair.
The Town of Marana received APWA’s 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Transportation category, in the $25-75 Million division. The Town of Marana partnered with the Town of Oro Valley, Pima County, the Psomas Design Team and contractor Tangerine Corridor Constructors (TCC) - a Granite Construction/Borderland Construction on the project, to improve a five-mile segment of Tangerine Road from Dove Mountain Boulevard/Twin Peaks Road to La Cañada Drive.
The newly constructed roadway delivered to the public:
A four-lane roadway with landscaped medians
The elimination of dip crossings and upgraded culverts to provide 100-year flood access
Pedestrian and bicycle facilities
The installation of additional turn lanes and signalization at key intersections
Wildlife linkages for wildlife corridors along this stretch of roadway
Tom Houle served as the Project Manager for the Town of Marana.
The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 30,000 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, MO, has an office in Washington, DC, and 63 chapters in North America.