Given annually each spring during the Public Works Officers Institute, the awards recognize creative and cost effective projects that improve local streets, roads and bridges.
“People expect their local governments to wisely invest their tax dollars in their communities and implement cutting edge solutions in delivering local services,” Charles Herbertson, president of the League’s Public Works Department and director of Public Works for Culver City. “The projects receiving awards today show the ways in which cities and counties can deliver much-needed transportation improvements that are cost-effective, environmentally sound and help make our streets, roads and bridges safer.”
Mill Valley’s Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan received top honors for this project the need to improve critical infrastructure and safety features while preserving the city’s character. The Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan is the first comprehensive design with a primary goal of creating a safe and efficient multi-modal corridor consistent with the complete streets principles of design, including features to accommodate all users — vehicles, transit, bicycles and pedestrians. The plan also improved the underground and roadway infrastructure, preserved and enhanced the corridor experience with new drought resistant landscaping and rain gardens to reduce peak storm discharge into nearby creeks, maintained cultural features of Mill Valley and improved the overall infrastructure of the corridor.
Other winners include the City of Orinda, the City and County of San Francisco, the City of Monterey, and Trinity County. Full descriptions of all the winners and finalists are available in the LSR Brochure