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Posted on: August 1, 2019

City receives APWA 2019 Public Works Project of the Year award

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The City of Minot’s Downtown Infrastructure Improvements Project was recently selected as a recipient of the American Public Works Association’s 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Award for infrastructure projects publicly developed, owned, and maintained that promote excellence in construction management and administration.

The downtown project received APWA’s award in the Historical Restoration/Preservation category in the $25 million to $75 million division. The project included the complete reconstruction of 26 square blocks of downtown Minot. The project was built over three construction seasons between 2015-2017. The project was designed by HMjv and constructed by Strata Corporation, Keller Paving & Landscape, and Wagner Construction.

These awards recognize the alliance between the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant, and their cooperative achievements.

“We’re honored to have this project recognized by the APWA,” City Engineer Lance Meyer said. “The downtown project required constant cooperation and collaboration among a host of local, state, and federal partners, and especially from the local businesses that were affected during construction. We’re pleased with the final results and the revitalization of downtown Minot.”

The APWA Public Works Projects of the Year Awards are presented annually at APWA’s PWX conference. Awards are given in four divisions and five categories. The divisions are: 1. Projects less than $5 million; 2. Projects of $5 million, but less than $25 million; 3. Projects of $25 million to $75 million; and 4. Projects of more than $75 million. The categories are: 1. Structures; 2. Transportation; 3. Environment; 4. Historical Restoration/Preservation; and 5. Disaster or Emergency Construction Repair.

This year’s winners will be recognized during APWA’s Public Works Expo 2019 taking place Sept. 8-11 in Seattle, Wash. For more information, please contact APWA Awards and Chapter Relations Associate Rhonda Wilhite at

For additional local information or interviews contact the Public Information Office at 701-857-4727 or by email at

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