Horrocks Engineers’ Nampa office submitted three projects to ACEC of Idaho for the 2014 Idaho Engineering Excellence Awards Competition and is pleased to announce that each project submitted took first place in its category! Horrocks will be recognized for these projects at the ACEC Idaho luncheon held in April. The winning projects include:
SH-44; Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane Design-Build
Category H: Transportation
SH-44; Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane was the first design-build project completed through the Innovative Contracting Unit at the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Horrocks Engineers partnered with Central Paving to design and build SH-44 from Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane southwest of Eagle, Idaho. Horrocks Engineers performed the project design tasks, with Central Paving leading construction. The purpose of the project was to design, rebuild and improve SH-44 (State Street) from a three-lane to a five-lane roadway section and improve the intersection of SH-44 and Linder Road without impeding corridor functionality during construction.
Int. Snake River Ave. & Southway Ave. Roundabout
Category J: Small Projects
The City of Lewiston, in cooperation with the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) and the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), hired Horrocks Engineers to design improvements to the intersection of Snake River Ave. and Southway Ave., as well as portions of the intersecting roadways in the City of Lewiston, Idaho. Snake River Ave. and Southway Ave. are important links in Lewiston’s transportation network and provide a connection between Lewiston and Clarkston, WA along the Snake River. This project is one of only two roundabouts in the State of Idaho to be developed under the ITD’s Federal-Aid process, and is the first roundabout constructed within the City of Lewiston.
Lewiston Stormwater Drainage Mitigation
Category F: Water and Storm Water
Horrocks Engineers was hired by the City of Lewiston to prepare hydraulic design and construction plans for the Stormwater Drainage Mitigation project in downtown Lewiston, Idaho. The objective of the project was to reduce and/or eliminate the flooding that occurs in the downtown area, impacting approximately 80 residences and commercial structures during various storm events. This project was also designed to reduce the threat of flooding to several essential government offices including the City Police Station, the City Fire Station, the County Fire Station and the County Court House. Funding for this project was secured by City staff in part by the pre-disaster grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.