Media Release - Thirteenth Street Reconstruction and Slope Stabilizations Design Named a Project of the Year

Media Release - Thirteenth Street Reconstruction and Slope Stabilizations Design Named a Project of the Year

Lincoln, ON - (Jan. 22, 2021) – The Town of Lincoln is thrilled to announce that our Thirteenth Street Reconstruction and Slope Stabilizations project has received a Project of the Year Award through the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA). The Town of Lincoln was recognized along with consultant CIMA.

“This is an excellent example of innovative, outside-the-box thinking put to work to complete an important part of our Town infrastructure. I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and dedication in bringing this project to fruition,” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. “Through this project, we are meeting one of Council’s strategic priorities to support Connected Communities here in Lincoln.”

In 2014, a major rainfall event caused slope failure sites along Thirteenth Street leaving the south site reduced to one lane and the north site completely closed off. The Town consulted extensively with the community in order to deliver a reconstruction design that was environmentally and economically sustainable – solving the problem over the long term.  With the ongoing mutual cooperation of key stakeholders, the design team, the construction administration team, the consultant and the contractor, the project finished ahead of schedule and under budget.

“I am so pleased to see the Thirteenth Street project recognized by OPWA, as it is a vital road connection for local area residents,” said Ward 3 Councillor Paul MacPherson. “We listened to residents’ concerns and wishes for the roadway and were able to work together to respond with innovative and sustainable solutions.”

“Council continues to prioritize investments in our road network, and this project is a great example of supporting the natural environment at the same time,” said Ward 3 Councillor Mike Mikolic. “It’s truly a project that reflects the needs of the local community and supports our overall goals as a Council, and I’d like to congratulate everyone for their efforts.”

The project won the OPWA award in the Transportation category for a project less than $2M and was recognized for: 

  • Construction management techniques and completion of project ahead of schedule;
  • Demonstrated awareness for a good overall safety program during construction;
  • Community relations to minimize public inconvenience due to construction; and
  • Awareness for the need to protect the environment during the project.

Established in 2001, the OPWA Project of the Year Awards promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the collaboration between the managing agency, the consultant/engineer, and the contractor who work together to complete a public works project.

For more information about the Thirteenth Street Reconstruction project, visit lincoln.ca.
 

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Liliana Busnello
Manager of Corporate Communications
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
Tel: 905-563-8205
lbusnello@lincoln.ca


Embankment slope reconstruction shortly following construction completion.

Embankment slope reconstruction shortly following construction completion.

Post construction.

Post construction.
 

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