APWA announces the winners of the 2022 Project of the Year Awards. Each year APWA recognizes 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. 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.

Projects of the Year for the Small Cities/Rural Communities are awarded to those cities or counties with a population of 75,000 or less and in the same categories of (1) structures, (2) transportation, (3) environment, (4) historical restoration/preservation, and (5) disaster or emergency construction repair. “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, NC. These projects exemplify the creativity and engineering skill our members and their partners possess,” said APWA President Stan Brown, P.E., PWLF.

“The projects that have received these awards are a great illustration of our members’ ingenuity, creativity, and willingness to partner to improve the quality of life for residents throughout North America,” said APWA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Scott D. Grayson, CAE.

The winners of the 2022 Public Works Projects of the Year Award are:


Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair

<$5 million: Irondequoit Bay Marine Park Revitalization (Irondequoit, NY)

$5 million but less than $25 million: 7th Street & Salt River Bridge Emergency Repair (Phoenix, AZ)



<$5 million: Albany Street Stormwater Pond (Thurston County, WA)

$5 million but less than $25 million: Minnehaha Park Area Sewer Rehabilitation (Eagan, MN)

$25 million–$75 million: Reedy River Basin Sewer Tunnel Project (Greenville, SC)

>$75 million: Lick Run Valley Conveyance System and Greenway (Cincinnati, OH)


Historical Restoration/Preservation

<$5 million: Water Works Park WTP High Lift Pump Station Roof Rehabilitation (Great Lakes Water Authority, MI)

$5 million but less than $25 million: Langone Park & Puopolo Playground Renewal (Boston, MA)

$25 million–$75 million: Main Street Station Train Shed Rehabilitation (Richmond, VA)

>$75 million: San Francisco Animal Care and Control Facility (San Francisco, CA)



<$5 million: Veteran’s Memorial Park Phase II (Chandler, AZ)

$5 million but less than $25 million: Hardberger Park Land Bridge (San Antonio, TX)

$25 million–$75 million: I-579 Urban Open Space Cap (Pittsburgh, PA)



<$5 million: Great Western Trail (Sycamore, IL)

$5 million but less than $25 million: Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail I-405 to 132nd Avenue SE (Bellevue, WA)

$25 million–$75 million: Fairview Avenue North Bridge Replacement (City of Seattle DOT, WA)

>$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)


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