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LaBella Honored Across New York State With Five APWA NY Chapter Regional Project of the Year Awards!

Last month, LaBella traveled around New York State attending all four American Public Works Association (APWA) New York Chapter regional annual meetings and awards ceremonies. Throughout the regions, LaBella was honored to win five APWA New York Chapter Regional Public Works Project of the Year Awards in the Environmental, Transportation, and Structures categories.

The APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in the management, administration, and implementation of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor who work together to complete public works projects.

LaBella is proud of the effort our team members invested in these projects, as well as the partnerships we maintain with these clients. We’re honored to take part in projects that create a positive impact within their communities.

More information about these exciting projects can be found below! Please scroll down to learn more about each.


APWA Western Branch – Project of the Year – Transportation < $5m

Wyoming County – Cannon Covered Bridge Replacement

The Cannon Covered Bridge in Wyoming County, NY, is the first covered bridge in New York State west of the Finger Lakes since 1966.

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APWA Western Branch – Project of the Year – Environmental $5-25m

City of Hornell – Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

A unique aspect of the City of Hornell Water Treatment Plant’s tank construction was the concrete panels were poured and formed on-site. The project was sequenced in a way that allowed the treatment plant to continue operation throughout construction and the flow of water to continue to the City’s distribution system.


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APWA Genesee Valley Branch – Project of the Year – Structures $5-25m

City of Rochester – Rundel Memorial Library North Terrace Improvement Project

In addition to the structural elements of this ROC the Riverway project, a public art gateway sculpture, water play table, carved seating, and a lighted serpentine runnel provide additional interpretive features.

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APWA Central Branch – Project of the Year – Transportation < $5m

City of Syracuse – Rehabilitation of West Colvin Street Bridge Over Onondaga Creek

Each week during this project, a local resident and the children from her daycare around the corner from the bridge brought lunch to the construction crew. Once the project was complete, the work crew invited her and the kids to have the honor of cutting the ribbon to reopen the bridge to celebrate as a neighborhood.

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APWA Capital Branch – Project of the Year – Environmental < $5m

Town of Rotterdam – Sewer District 7 Extension #2 Carman Road

And this is not your average groundwater resource. The project site lies above the Schenectady-Niskayuna Sole Source Aquifer – a main, unconsolidated, unconfined, high-yield (>100 gallons per minute) aquifer, based on a letter from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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