City of Punta Gorda earns APWA 2020 Public Works Project of the Year Award
PUNTA GORDA – The American Public Works Association (APWA) is proud to announce the City of Punta Gorda, Public Works – Canal Maintenance Division earned APWA’s 2020 Public Works Project of the Year Award. Award winners publicly developed, owned and maintained infrastructure projects that promote excellence in construction management and administration.
These Awards recognize the alliance between the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant, and their cooperative achievements.
Public Works Canal Maintenance Division earned APWA’s 2020 Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Disaster or Emergency Construction Repair category, in the Projects of $25 Million to $75 Million division. Public Works – Canal Maintenance Division worked to replace approximately 10.5 miles of seawalls damaged from Hurricane Irma within 18 months.
“APWA is proud to recognize these important projects that are planned, designed, and constructed to benefit all of the people in their communities. Public works projects are even more important during this time, as our communities face the difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said APWA President William (Bill) Spearman III, P.E. “It is always a time of celebration for these winners at PWX and I regret that I will not be able to shake their hands and congratulate them in person. I am extremely proud to associate with members who are willing to go above and beyond to ensure public works serves their communities to the highest degree possible.”
APWA will recognize this year’s Project of the Year Award winners in a video posted to
www.apwa.net on August 31.