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Public Works receives regional awards for excellence

The City of Kansas City Mo., Public Works Department maintained its reputation for innovation and excellence as it received three of four Project of the Year awards and a Management Innovation Award from the Kansas City Metro chapter of the American Public Works Association.

The awards, presented at the organization’s annual awards luncheon, acknowledge excellence in construction projects throughout the metropolitan area. Public Works Director Sherri McIntyre said that this year’s awards provided a prime example of the department’s standards of excellence.

“We’ve been recognized for projects across the city that have been completed on time, under budget and to the highest professional standards,” McIntyre said. “More importantly, Public Works staff has been recognized for innovation in process. Those innovations will help all of us deliver projects quickly, efficiently and with a focus on being responsible stewards of the public trust.”

The Public Works Department won a Management Innovation Award for its arterial roadway reconstruction program and Project of the Year awards for improvements to North Garfield Avenue, expansion of the City’s Traffic Operations Center and construction of the Bruce Forrester Viaduct in the City’s Central Industrial District. The three projects that received Project of the Year awards were also nominated for national recognition.

Media inquiries and other requests for more information should be directed to Sean Demory, Public Works Department, at 816-513-0059.


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