The City of Round Rock’s Logan Street Connection project was recently recognized as the Project of the Year by the Texas Chapter of the American Public Work Association (APWA).
The project, which competed against other public works projects with a budget between $2-5 million, was completed in August 2021 and included a bridge structure to drive more connection within the area, with new sidewalks on both sides and walking trails leading to Logan Street.
The new bridge provided a two-lane, east-to-west connection between Greenlawn and A.W. Grimes Boulevards. It also provided a new connection for pedestrians and cyclists between Heritage Springs Trail and sidewalks on Logan Street.
The Logan Street connection project began in 2018 as one of the many pieces included in the City’s five-year, $240 million Driving Progress transportation plan, which aims to improve both roadway capacity and connectivity throughout the City of Round Rock. In addition to cutting down travel time for emergency response vehicles and creating less traffic and quicker access to I-35, the new Logan Street Bridge is efficient and aesthetically pleasing.
The award was presented to Round Rock’s Transportation Department at the The TX-APWA Annual Conference at the Frisco Convention Center on June 14.
The award program aims to “promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects, recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant and their cooperative achievements,” according to the APWA’s website.
Image below from left: APWA President Shawn Poe, Aguirre and Fields Structures Lead Ryan Williams, City Project Manager JC Montelongo, City CIP Program Manager Gerald Pohlmeyer, Stephen Gutierrez and Joey Williams of James Construction and City Transportation Director Gary Hudder at the TX-APWA Annual Conference.