City Receives National Public Works Project of the Year Award
May 15, 2012 Patrick Hirsch
  Ron Grant

Redmond, WA –  The City of Redmond’s NE 36th Street Bridge has recently been named 2012 National Public Works Project of the Year for all transportation projects costing between $25-$75 million dollars in the United States by the American Public Works Association (APWA).

Aspects cited by the APWA include the use of outstanding construction management and techniques including innovative and creative design and safety features; regard for environmental impacts and concerns; completion of the project on-time and within budget and effective communications relations before, during and after construction.

Completed in December, 2010, at a cost of $30 million dollars, the bridge spans State Route 520 connecting the Overlake neighborhood including the Microsoft Campus on the south side to major arterials on the north side. Construction started in spring, 2009, with major funding provided by the Federal American Recovery and Investment Act (ARRA). The project was a partnership between the City and Microsoft Corporation and includes one through-lane in each direction, bike lanes, sidewalks and direct connections to the SR520 trail. It also accommodates the future Sound Transit Link Light Rail alignment.

The project received earlier recognition from a variety of agencies including: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) & Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) 2011 “Outstanding Achievement – Best City Project, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2011 Silver Award in “Engineering Excellence” and the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association (WACA) 2012 1st Place “Excellence in Concrete Construction – Technical Merit”.

The National Public Works Project of the Year Award will be presented at the APWA national conference to be held this August in Anaheim, California. For more information contact Interim Public Works Director Ron Grant at 425-556-2742 or at

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