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Hanson wins two APWA Illinois Chapter awards

5/8/2017

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May 8, 2017

Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
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Hanson wins two APWA Illinois Chapter awards

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Hanson Professional Services Inc. received a Public Works Project of the Year Award in the transportation category for projects that cost $5 million to less than $25 million for the Carpenter Street underpass, left, in Springfield, Illinois. The award, from the American Public Works Association’s Illinois Chapter, was given May 5 during the chapter’s annual awards banquet in Peoria, Illinois. Hanson received a second award in the transportation category for projects that cost less than $5 million for the Bowman Avenue improvements in Danville, Illinois, right.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Illinois Chapter recognized Hanson Professional Services Inc. for its work on two projects during the chapter’s annual awards banquet May 5 in Peoria.

Hanson received two Public Works Project of the Year awards in the transportation category. The first, under the division for projects that cost $5 million to less than $25 million, is for the Carpenter Street underpass in Springfield. Hanson provided design and construction engineering services for the underpass between Ninth and 11th streets, which was opened to traffic in August. This underpass is the first stage of the Springfield Rail Improvements Project and provides improved access to Springfield’s medical district and reduces delays for emergency vehicles.

The second award, under the division for projects that cost less than $5 million, is for the Bowman Avenue improvements in Danville that were completed in September 2015. The street was widened from Crestview Drive to Winter Avenue and given storm sewer and curb and gutter throughout, a shared-use path, bus turnouts and landscaping. Hanson provided engineering and environmental studies, public involvement, drainage design, right-of-way layout and design, and preliminary and final plans for the project.

The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 28,500 members involved in the field of public works. APWA promotes professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone at (217) 788-2450.

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