Two projects in Washington won National Recognition Awards at the ceremony of ACEC’s 54th Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. A panel of nearly 30 judges selected the year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments from nearly 175 entries.
The Complete Streets-focused design improves mobility for people who walk, bike, drive, or take transit, while helping to unlock development potential in the area. Bike lanes, rather than integrated into the roadway, are set back at the same grade as the sidewalks and buffered by an amenity zone. A multipurpose pathway links the area with downtown Bellevue.
HDR worked closely with the City of Bellevue to deliver this $57-million urban corridor. HDR was selected as the lead designer, resident engineer, and construction manager. The company's work included traffic analysis and forecasting, grant assistance, intersection design, alternatives analysis, conceptual design, and final design of multiple structures.
Built in the 1950s to help spawning salmon traverse the Deschutes River, Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls’ fish ladders needed repair and the hatchery’s 1960s-era holding ponds had become too small for current needs. The $9-million modernization project built new, larger adult holding and juvenile rearing ponds, extended the fish ladder, and expanded production quantity to more than 3.8 million Chinook salmon annually. The project will allow the more than 250,000 annual park visitors to come face-to-face with salmon through new fish-viewing windows in the holding ponds and ladder.