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New police station, fire station rehab, University Ave. revitalization, Alison Ave. upgrades, storm drain and wastewater collection projects named


May 29, 2011 (La Mesa) - The City of La Mesa has received eight awards for capital improvement projects.


Honors include four merit awards from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), three project of the year awards from American Public Works Association (APWA), and one special recognition award from American Planning Association (APA).


These professional groups annually recognize projects of year for various categories within the municipal engineering and architectural fields.


The Police Station and Johnson Drive Storm Drain improvements projects were recognized by both ASCE and APWA. The Inflow and Infiltration Mitigation of the wastewater collection system project and the rehabilitation of Fire Station 13 received merit awards from ASCE; while the University Avenue Revitalization Project was recognized as the project of the year by APWA. Allison Avenue Smart Growth Project received an award of special recognition for complete streets from APA.


“The City of La Mesa has been at the forefront of innovative new urban designs, infrastructure improvements,” a release issued by the study states. “These awards are a reflection of recognition by professional engineers and architects for the City’s efforts to improve its citizens’ quality of life.”