42nd Street Paving for Progress Project Wins Engineering Achievement Award
February 19 kicked off National Engineers Week, which recognizes the engineering workforce and calls attention to the many ways engineers enhance the quality of life for their communities.
The Public Works Engineering Division has recently been recognized with the Engineering Achievement Award in the Transportation Category for the 42nd Street NE Paving for Progress project.
The award is bestowed by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa as part of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. Since the completion of this project, the intersection has seen improved functionality for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.
The 42nd Street and I-380 Intersection Improvements Project was a collective project among the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa DOT Highway Division, Iowa DOT Office of Rail Transportation, the Canadian National (CN) Railroad, and Anderson Bogert. This project included a unique mix of infrastructure improvements to address safety and functionality needs at the railroad crossing, enhance the bike trail, provide new on-street bike lanes, and support roadway traffic.
“We are very proud of the role local engineering professionals have in contributing to quality of life issues for our residents here in Cedar Rapids,” says City Engineer Nate Kampman. “From roads and bridges to permanent flood control, the Public Works Department continues to tackle projects that directly impact the day-to-day lives of residents.”
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa will award the Engineering Achievement Award to the City of Cedar Rapids and civil engineering firm Anderson Bogert at their annual conference in May.
The City’s Engineering Division is responsible for implementing the infrastructure capital improvement program, which includes streets, bridges, sidewalks, trails, sanitary sewers, stormwater improvements, traffic signals, the Flood Control System and Paving for Progress programs.