Big congratulations to all our staff who worked on the Public Works Project of the Year as selected by the Indiana Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) – the Potts Ditch Relocation project in Greenfield, Indiana. This is the top prize given by the Indiana APWA. Potts Ditch presented several challenges for our Utility Infrastructure, Environmental, Construction Solutions, and Survey groups and ranks as one of the largest public works project in Greenfield history.
The task involved relocating a partially encapsulated stream from enclosed infrastructure over a century old. Even more challenging, the project was in a historical district right in the heart of Greenfield. The project involved installing 2,000 lft of new 14-foot-wide by 6-foot-deep box culvert, construction of approximately 2,600 lft of sanitary sewers, abandonment of the existing ditch, and relocation of natural gas, electric, and telecommunications utilities, water mains, and storm sewers. Improvements also included new pavement, curb, gutter, sidewalks, and drive approaches. As part of the permitting process, American Structurepoint was required to assess the project’s potential effects on the surrounding historical district and the measures taken to avoid impacts to the identified cultural resources. We also provided construction administration and inspection services for the project and helped the City in obtaining bids. Our team, all subcontractors, and the City of Greenfield will be recognized at the APWA’s annual golf outing at Eagle Creek in Indianapolis on May 25.
Additionally, two more of our projects, the Michigan City Police Station and the Kokomo Municipal Stadium, were finalists for this award. Kudos to all.