Leawood and Liberty Win Awards for Project WorkPosted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by Kristen Leathers-Gratton
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The City of Leawood, Kansas and the City of Liberty, Missouri both received awards for work within their communities. Leawood’s project featured stormwater improvements in a residential area, while Liberty completed infrastructure improvements in a residential section as well. Both cities were committed to providing great solutions to their residents.
The Leawood Heritage Stormwater Improvements project was recognized by the Kansas Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The award considers complexity, future value to the engineering profession, and unique or innovative applications. The project was selected, because of the hands-on approach used by both our team and the city. To ensure residents were happy with the changes, we met with each of the 22 property owners individually, walking them through the impacts to their property and adjusting the design.
The City of Liberty’s improvements to Liberty Drive were honored as an American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year – Small Cities/Rural Communities for the Kansas City Metro Chapter. This project was not only a win for the city. It was a hit with the public as well. They appreciated the increased safety and beautiful, new design details. The completed design provides safe pathways for pedestrians and cyclists and incorporates streetscape elements that enhance the quality of life, while improving infrastructure.