The American Public Works Association (APWA) Monroe County/Genesee Valley Branch has selected the Route 104 reconstruction project in New York as its 2005 Project of the Year Award in the transportation category.
Awards will be presented to the project team—including Stantec, a local engineering and architecture firm; the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT); and Sealand Contractors—at the Awards Banquet being held on Jan. 26.
“APWA’s selection of our project as an example of engineering excellence is a wonderful honor and a reflection of the fine work performed by the many outstanding transportation professionals, local officials and affected private stakeholders who have been involved over the past 10 years. The project’s overall breadth, complexity and inherent requirement for innovative design solutions provided a host of worthwhile challenges during both the design and construction phases”, said Stantec Project Manager Bob Cody.
Stantec began work on Route 104 in 1995, providing survey and engineering services for the preliminary design phase. Over the next 10 years, this heavily-traveled transportation corridor evolved into what it is today—a road that is much safer for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Various improvements include a landscaped raised center median, widening of the road, new signalization and U-turn operations, extension of Eastman Avenue, realignment of Stone Road and replacement of the Route 104 bridge over Mt. Read Boulevard. Stantec worked closely with the surrounding community—including residents and business owners—to ensure all concerns were addressed and to assure the public of the project’s benefits.
Robert DeVoria, NYSDOT Job Manager, said, “the APWA award is the successful culmination of a Ridge Road partnering process between NYSDOT, Stantec, Greece Chamber of Commerce, City of Rochester and Kodak."
The reconstruction of this 2.2-mile segment of NY Route 104 was just the first of two construction projects—the second phase starts at the western terminus of the first phase and ends at Old North Greece Road. Construction for the second phase is scheduled for a 2007 completion.