APWA Big Bend Chapter Selects Two Genesis Projects for Awards

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APWA Big Bend Chapter Selects Two Genesis Projects for Awards

Posted on 2017-03-03 by Jessica Brockmeier

Genesis is proud to announce that the American Public Works Association (APWA) Big Bend Chapter has selected two of Genesis’ projects as 2016 Projects of the Year in the Transportation and Multifunction categories.

Genesis is honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of these public works projects and we extend our appreciation to our client, Leon County BOCC, for commending us with the stewardship of these projects that contribute to the betterment of our community.

Roundabout at Old Bainbridge and Pullen Roads Transportation Category

The new roundabout, which drastically improves the intersection at Old Bainbridge and Pullen Road, is located on Old Bainbridge Road in Leon County near the overpass at I-10. The roundabout was constructed with adjacent sidewalks that improve pedestrian safety, stormwater management enhancements that improve stormwater collection and conveyance, and a stormwater treatment facility to reduce impacts to the environment. The finalized roundabout design accommodated all roadway approaches, improved safety, and minimized impacts of trees within the Canopy Road protection zone. The final plan, which included additional landscaping for screening and aesthetics, gained full acceptance from the Canopy Roads Committee, allowing the County to initiate right-of-way acquisition and construction.

Lakeview Drive Flood Relief – Multifunction Category 

This project is located along a 0.75-mile portion of Lakeview Drive, a rural residential roadway located in southwest Leon County, that connects Lake Bradford Road and Pioneer Road. For this project, an Existing Conditions Stormwater Model was developed for the entire drainage basin that drains to Lake Bradford, Grassy Lake, and under Lakeview Drive. Numerous rainfall events, with various frequencies and durations, were simulated for the basin to determine the improvements that were necessary for controlling flooding and reducing the back-charging of Grassy Lake into Lake Bradford. The design successfully reduced roadway flooding by increasing the capacity of stormwater conveyance under Lakeview Drive and reducing the back-charging of Grassy Lake into Lake Bradford.