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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

CONTACT: Melissa Bedford Fears
Public Communications Coordinator
(816) 969-1014 office
(816) 572-0605 cell

Public Works Receives Several Awards!

The Lee’s Summit Public Works Department received a national award and four chapter/local awards for transportation, rehabilitation projects, and an innovative program at the Kansas City Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association Awards luncheon May 18 at Hyatt Regency Crown Center hotel in Kansas City.

National Award:

  • Management Innovation Award for Public Works University Program, a monthly brown bag, lunch-and-learn session to familiarize employees with what is happening within public works and the City.  The session includes 35 – 40 minutes on a main topic and if time allows five to ten minutes on leadership, development project status or capital project status.  

Chapter/Local Awards:

  • Professional Award: Technical Innovation Award for Snow Removal Tracking Program which allows Public Works management to track in real time the progress of snow pretreatment and plowing activities either in a tabular format or graphically. The GIS graphic layer is available to all City staff computer users.
  • Public Works Projects of the Year:
    • Environment – Less than $5million for Small Diameter Water Main Rehabilitation for portions of the City’s existing potable water distribution system with a high break history due to exterior corrosion. Several methods for water main distribution were considered. By using pipe bursting, the City minimized excavation in residential areas by simply installing a new main using the path of the existing water main.
    • Transportation – $5 million to $25 million for:

1.  3rd Street: Pryor Road to View High Drive consisting of reconstruction of approximately two-miles of major arterial roadway to a four-lane section with turn lanes, curb, gutter, sidewalks, enclosed drainage, a multi-use recreational path and street lights.   

2.  Pryor Road: 4th Street to Longview Road consisting of the  construction of a new bridge over Cedar Creek, widening the road to four lanes, curb and gutter, sidewalks, enclosed drainage, waterline relocations, and street lights.  

For more information, contact Deputy Director of Public Works/Administration Bob Hartnett at (816) 969-1802.
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