July 30, 2020
The American Public Works Association (APWA) Georgia Chapter recently bestowed the Transportation Project of the Year award to the City of Johns Creek Public Works Department for the State Route 120/ Abbotts Bridge Road widening from Jones Bridge Road to Parsons Road.
“We’re thrilled to receive APWA’s Project of the Year Award and the meaningful professional acknowledgement for city’s investments in the community,” said Lynette Baker, Johns Creek Public Works Director. "Through the completion of this project, the city demonstrated its commitment to our citizens, the environment, and to infrastructure improvements beneficial to future generations."
The State Route 120 / Abbotts Bridge Road (from Jones Bridge Road to Parsons Road) project added turn lanes, medians, sidewalks, and bike lanes. The project directly serves eleven neighborhoods and improves sight distances for drivers, pedestrians, joggers, and cyclists. Added turn lanes provide much-needed upgrades for those needing safe ingress and egress from neighborhoods as well as the traffic flow for commuters.
The added pedestrian and bicycle facilities serve those in the community that walk to work, utilize the nearby shopping center, and visit the regional library.
Each year, APWA presents the Public Works Projects of the Year awards 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.
This APWA Georgia Chapter expects to present this year’s award winners at a future awards program planned for later this year.
About American Public Works Association
The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership more than 30,000 strong, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals. Membership in APWA is open to any individual, agency, or corporation with an interest in public works and infrastructure issues.