American Public Works Association honors Pearland construction projects
The City of Pearland Projects Department has been awarded two 2012 American Public Works Association (Texas Chapter) Project of the Year awards for the Magnolia Road expansion project and the Hillhouse Satellite Service Center.
The Magnolia Road expansion project was completed in May 2011 with a $38 million budget. The project included the addition of 5.34 miles, a four-lane roadway with landscaped medians, installation of nine new traffic signals, a new railroad overpass over a highly traveled railway and four bridges. The design work was divided into five segments over three phases. The project has solved a major mobility problem in the area and has increased connectivity of the east and west ends of Pearland.
As a result of the population increase in the City of Pearland, the city itself assumed the responsibility for the operation and maintenance of all traffic signals on Texas Department of Transportation roads within the city limits last June. A professional architectural and engineering services firm was hired to design the Hillhouse Satellite Service Center to accommodate the needs of a growing city.
The new facility houses a traffic operations staff and also includes a sign and signal shop. It was designed and constructed with an emergency power generator, tilt wall construction and high-performance glass windows.
Both projects brought together design and construction, partnership with the private sector and the ability to meet the needs of Pearland residents through multiple partnerships.
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