On Thursday, October 19, 2023, the City of Lake Oswego was recognized by the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), for 2023 Project of the Year for the Boones Ferry Road Project.
The award recognizes excellence, innovation and cooperation in the management and administration of public works projects through an alliance of the managing agency (City), consultants (Consor, Otak, NV5) and contractor (Wildish) who, working together, complete public works projects. The City received the award under the ‘Transportation’ category within the $25 million to less than $75 million division.
Completed in summer 2022, the Boones Ferry Road Improvement Project involved completely reconstructing and widening nearly a mile of undersized arterial roadway, to transform it into a welcoming, comfortable and accessible corridor for all.
“What a tremendous achievement to be recognized for the hard work put into getting this project across the finish line, which greatly benefits the entire community,” said Katy Kerklaan, Project Manager and Communications Specialist. “A project of this magnitude is never without major challenges, but we overcame those obstacles by working successfully as a collaborative team consisting of city staff, consultants, contractor, businesses, and the local community.“