HDR Projects Win Four APWA Public Works Project of the Year Awards

Four HDR projects received 2024 Public Works Project of the Year Awards from the American Public Works Association.

This award program was established to promote excellence in the management, administration and implementation of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, consultant/architect/engineer and contractor. Achieving national-level recognition is an honor reserved for an elite group of winners who will be recognized at the Sept. 9 APWA Awards Recognition Ceremony held in conjunction with the 2024 PWX Convention in Atlanta.

Bois d’Arc Lake Treated Water Pipeline: Structures, Greater than $75 million Category

Aerial of Bois d'Arc Lake treated water pipeline in Wylie, Texas

With population growth projected to double over the next 50 years, the Bois d’Arc Lake Treated Water Pipeline is part of the $1.6 billion program that now provides a new connection and additional water supply to the North Texas Municipal Water District. The 23-mile-long pipeline connects to the district’s existing pipeline in McKinney, Texas. 

Regional San Tertiary Treatment Facility: Environment, Greater than $75 million Category

Aerial of Regional San Tertiary Treatment Facility, California

The Regional San Tertiary Treatment Facility is one of several major EchoWater projects. The improved facility converts wastewater to recycled water, which can be used to irrigate landscapes or agriculture, or provide cleaner discharge to the Sacramento River therefore improving California’s Bay Delta ecosystem.

Second Avenue Bridge Over I-94: Transportation, $25-$75 Million Category

I-94 Second Avenue Bridge, Michigan

Detroit’s Second Avenue Bridge is a 245-foot-long, skewed, unbraced network tied arch bridge ­— the first in the U.S. Accelerated bridge construction methods included fabricating it nearby and moving it into place using self-propelled modular transporters. This unique and visually striking bridge connects Motor City neighborhoods.

The RiverFront Revitalization, Omaha: Structures, Greater Than $75 Million Category

Gene Leahy Mall

The RiverFront Revitalization Project in Omaha, Nebraska, revives 72 acres of urban parkland along the Missouri River, transforming three under-utilized parks into new local and regional destinations: Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America, and Lewis and Clark Landing. Designed in collaboration with OJB Landscape Architecture, the RiverFront Revitalization makes the riverfront more accessible to the community while also providing welcoming outdoor spaces and fostering critical connections within the city.