Every year Century West works with dozens of communities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho to plan, design, and construct public infrastructure improvement projects. Each of these projects comes with its own unique set of challenges and opportunities that make them memorable. This year, three of our projects were chosen by groups of our peers as being deserving of special recognition:
Award: American Public Works Association, Oregon Chapter | Project of the Year for Transportation under $5M
Stewart Parkway is one of the largest roads in Roseburg, Oregon, with average traffic of 19,600 vehicles per day. Until recently, the road was prone to periodic flooding and congested traffic during peak hours. Additionally, an existing S-curve within the project limits was the root of many traffic incidents. Century West assembled a team of trusted consultants who worked closely with the City of Roseburg to provide solutions for improvements to 3,500 LF of roadway that included widening of a bridge, retaining walls, a new stormwater conveyance system, water quality facilities, reconstruction of signalized intersections, right-of-way acquisition, wetland mitigation, and the construction of a large regional detention facility.
Award: Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Committee | Top Project for Sustainable Development
Century West worked with Royal Water District to replace the District’s storage reservoir and a significant portion of the waterlines serving the Royal Camp community. Distribution system leakage was routinely 30% of the water system production and varied up to 50% annually. Due to this leakage, the District routinely ran out of water in the reservoir and in the sole source well due to overproduction. Project improvements have resulted in less than 1% of water leaking from the system. This project was funded in its entirety through a Community Block Development Grant that was administered through Grant County.
Award: Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Committee | Top Project for Creative Solutions
During the winter/spring of 2017, the Town of Lind experienced an unprecedented number of freeze/thaw cycles that led to extreme repetitive frost heave resulting in the failure of multiple streets across Town. The Town, in concert with the State of Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD) and Century West, developed a scope of damages and a narrative including existing pavement condition data from the Transportation Improvement Board, historical weather data, and information from Washington State University and University of Washington on the causes and extreme nature of the 2017 frost heave damages. This information from Lind and numerous other communities was used to put forward a request for federal assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. As a result, federal disaster 4309 was declared and the Town received over $800,000 in Public Assistance funding to replace the damaged roadway segments throughout their street system.