D Avenue Project Recognized for Public Works Project of the Year

On October 24, 2019, the City of Lake Oswego was recognized by the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), for 2019 Project of the Year for the recently completed D Avenue Improvement Project.

Pictured Left to Right: Nick McMurtrey, project engineer – Murraysmith; Rob Amsberry, project manager – City of Lake Oswego; Ryan Ward, project manager – Emery and Sons Construction Group; and Erica Rooney, city engineer – City of Lake Oswego, accept the 2019 Project of the Year Oregon APWA Award for the D Avenue Improvement Project

The City received the award under the ‘Transportation’ category within the $5 million to less than $25 million division. The award recognizes excellence, innovation and cooperation in the management and administration of public works projects through an alliance of the managing agency (City), consultant (Murraysmith) and contractor (Emery and Sons Construction Group) who, working together, complete public works projects.

Completed this past spring, the D Avenue Improvement Project incorporated the City’s ‘dig-once’ philosophy, addressing multiple improvements in one project and building for the future. The project was a challenging balance between competing interests and needs to provide pedestrian connectivity through new sidewalks, pavement reconstruction, and stormwater management to solve historic drainage problems in the First Addition neighborhood.

”It’s a great honor to accept this project of the year award, for a well-designed, constructed and successfully implemented project which greatly benefits the community’s well-being,” said Rob Amsberry, City of Lake Oswego Engineering Project Manager. “The approach we collectively took on managing this project raised the bar for similar future capital works projects within our city. It was a true collaborative effort between the City, designer, contractor and local residents that made this project a success.”

For more information about the D Avenue project, visit www.d-ave.org