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Two WSP USA Projects Receive APWA Awards

On August 4, 2017 WSP USA received two awards at the 2017 APWA Sacramento Chapter. Awards included Lower Sacramento Road in San Joaquin County, which received the "Project of the Year - Roadway" award, and the Interstate 5/Riverfront Project in the City of Sacramento, which received the "Project of the Year - Transportation" award.


The 30,000-member American Public Works Association recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and chapters representing the best in the public works profession.

Two projects on which WSP USA worked received awards: the Lower Sacramento Road in San Joaquin County, which received the Project of the Year – Roadway award; and the Interstate 5 / Riverfront Project in Sacramento, which received the Project of the Year – Transportation award.

I-5 Riverfront Reconnection
Sacramento, California

WSP provided final design for this project intended to reconnect downtown Sacramento to the riverfront area by covering the existing depressed freeway with full or partial decking structures and/or extending city streets and blocks over Interstate 5. The project included extensive public involvement and the use of photo simulations as well as a feasibility study, an economic analysis, a project study report and project report and an environmental document for the preferred alternative. 

Completed ahead of schedule, the project uses aesthetic treatments to blend into the historic area, meets seismic safety and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) design standards, and mitigates noise and visual impacts of I-5. The project also includes accommodations for the City’s future streetcar project along Capitol Mall.

This new entrance to Old Sacramento and the riverfront provides an essential link that will support economic development, promote a healthier community, and enhance the city’s connection to its foundation at the historic riverfront. The consideration of seismic hazards in the structure design and accommodations for future transit projects will allow the bridge to continue supporting economic vitality in Sacramento for years to come.

Lower Sacramento Road Improvement
San Joaquin County, California

WSP provided final design services to the San Joaquin County Department of Public Works for the improvement of approximately three miles of Lower Sacramento Road in San Joaquin County between the cities of Lodi and Stockton. The Lower Sacramento Road Improvement Project will upgrade roadway design, capacity, and operations to achieve the primary goal of enhancing vehicular safety. The improvements are necessary to reduce traffic congestion due to the increasing number of vehicles using Lower Sacramento Road.