[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Downtown Lewiston Infrastructure Repair and Replacement Project (IRRP) has been selected as the 2017 winner for The Rocky Mountain Chapter of American Public Works Association’s Project of the Year award for projects under 5 million dollars! The Rocky Mountain Chapter covers the states of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
“This project can be added to a long list of successful projects, big and small, that provide high value to our citizens,” Shawn Stubbers, City of Lewiston Engineer said. “This award also makes me especially proud of our engineering team. This is the largest project on record for our department that has been designed mostly in house by Public Works staff. It also provides an efficient way of replacing and repairing infrastructure at the lowest possible cost with the least inconvenience to the public.”
About the Project
The IRRP included constructing approximately 4,600 feet of water line, 1.5 miles of storm drainage pipe, 22 storm drainage inlets, 2,300 feet of curb, 400 feet of new sidewalk, nearly one mile of new street surface, 3,600 feet of fiber conduit, 27 ADA ramps, and sanitary sewer repairs. The project upgraded D Street, 9th Street, F Street, Idaho Street, New Sixth Street, 11th Street, and Adams Lane, and replaced infrastructure over 100 years old.
Several organizations played an important role in developing this project. Partners in the project included: Lewiston Urban Renewal Agency, Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, Port of Lewiston, Federal Transit Administration, the City of Lewiston Public Works Department, and private business investment. This project was constructed in partnership with Riedesel Engineering Inc. and Western Construction of Lewiston, Inc.
The project is partially financed by a FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance grant through the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, to relieve chronic flooding to F and D Streets.
“It really is a privilege to design a project where we can fix so many significant problems, like the historic flooding, and to install infrastructure that will last the next 100 years,” Joe Kaufman, Engineering Project Supervisor said.
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