Primera is pleased to announce that one of our projects was honored yesterday at the Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Luncheon held at Maggiano’s in Schaumburg. The Village of Hinsdale Roadway & Infrastructure Improvement project was recognized with the Public Works Project of the Year for small cities/rural communities in the Historical Restoration/Preservation category less than $5 Million. This award was established to promote excellence in demonstrating creativity, ingenuity, and efficiency in the delivery of Public Works projects that have a profound impact on communities of less than 75,000 in population.
The Hinsdale Roadway & Infrastructure Improvement project improved the infrastructure for local residents while preserving the historic significance and charm of the neighborhood. Primera Engineers provided Civil Design, Utility Design, and Construction Management on this project, which made crucial infrastructure and roadway upgrades to various streets in Hinsdale. Prior to construction, First Street was barely navigable for one-way traffic. There were massive potholes, no storm sewers, and no curbs. The original watermain on the street was a 100-year-old cast iron pipe. With the new construction, new PVC watermain was installed, curb and gutters were constructed, and for the first time in the road’s history, storm sewers provided relief from storm runoff. Overall, the project improved the structural integrity of the road with a new base and also made it more aesthetically pleasing with reused bricks that were from the original road and a third-party vendor.
Each year, the APWA Awards Program recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and organizations representing the best in the public works profession. By recognizing professional contributions, public works professionals promote an atmosphere of mutual respect and provide a way to grow and achieve.
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