The American Public Works Association (APWA) - Minnesota Chapter recognized the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community at the annual conference on November 16. The CSAH 83 Improvements Project received a Project of the Year Honorable Mention award for their work to expand a county highway and rebuild an internal roadway system under a constant flow of more than 20,000 vehicles per day.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) - Minnesota Chapter recognized the City of Hopkins at the annual conference on November 16. The Artery project received the Project of the Year award for their work to create a vibrant, interactive, and pedestrian friendly area.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) – Iowa Chapter recognized the Cities of Ames and Cedar Rapids with 2018 Project of the Year awards. Both projects were nominated by project engineer, Bolton & Menk.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) – North Dakota Chapter recognized North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) with the 2018 Project of the Year Award for communities under 5,000 at the North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference.
To assist clients with their understanding of the complex project, Bolton & Menk, Inc. used state-of-the-art AutoCAD Plan 3D design software and renderings to produce a realistic model of the treatment facility allowing operators, the public utilities department, city management, and council to easily review and understand the upgrades. The 3D plans provided the cities with drawings showing the structures, equipment, pumps, piping, and valves as they will be constructed.
The Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association awarded the City of Hastings and Bolton & Menk with an Award of Excellence in the Park and Facility category for the Riverfront Renaissance Improvements Project. The award was presented at the City of Hastings City Council Meeting on May 15. The MRPA Award of Excellence program recognizes agencies or organizations in Minnesota for outstanding achievements in parks, recreation, and leisure services.
By Derek Arens, P.E., Bolton & Menk, Inc.
The City of Mankato was recognized by the American Public Works Association (APWA) - Minnesota Chapter at the annual conference on November 17. The City of Mankato Water Treatment Backwash Reclamation Project received the Environmental Stewardship Award for their innovative water reclamation treatment process.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) - Minnesota Chapter recognized the City of Buffalo at the annual conference on November 17. The City of Buffalo Trunk Highway 25 Downtown Corridor Improvement project received a Project of the Year Honorable Mention for the work done to create a safe multimodal corridor for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
The Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District presented the 2016 Stormwater Excellence Award for efforts put forth for water quality work completed in conjunction with the parking lot reconstruction done at the Ag Center in the City of Blue Earth. Partners on the project included the Faribault County Development Corporation, the Blue Earth Community Foundation, Blue Earth EDA, the City of Blue Earth, and Bolton & Menk.