Clark Nexsen’s transportation project teams were recently honored with two 2019 American Public Works Association (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Project of the Year Awards for their work on the College Drive Roundabout and the Nansemond Pkwy/Portsmouth Blvd Corridor Improvements. This award recognizes the use of innovative construction management techniques, completion of the project on schedule and innovations for time and cost savings, outstanding safety performance and environmental protection, excellent community relations, stakeholder and agency coordination, and minimization of public inconvenience during construction.
APWA Mid Atlantic Project of the Year, Transportation under $5 million
College Drive Roundabout
Facing an increasing need for intersection improvements to address the evolving traffic and transit patterns of the area, the City of Suffolk engaged Clark Nexsen’s Transportation — Roads team to develop a systematic new approach. The result is a dual-lane roundabout, located in the northern section of Suffolk at the intersections of College Drive, Harbour View Boulevard, and Armstead Avenue, which exists as a centralized point of traffic for surrounding residents as well as truck drivers from the Tidewater Community College truck driving school and adjacent industrial and commercial facilities.
APWA Mid-Atlantic Project of the Year, Transportation $5-25 million
Nansemond Pkwy/Portsmouth Blvd Corridor Improvements
This approximate 1.5-mile project for the City of Suffolk and City of Chesapeake provided not only much needed capacity and safety improvements for motorists along the corridor, but also provided improved and safer access for bicyclists and pedestrians along the heavily traveled roadway. Construction included three bio retention basins and the three stormwater management facilities, drainage system improvements including a dual box culvert extension, utility relocations, intersection improvements, a 10-foot sidewalk, and landscaping enhancements.
About the American Public Works Association
The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works — a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership more than 30,000, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals.