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Glendale Avenue Project Recognized for Excellence

For Immediate Release

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Thomas R. Lorenz, Director of Communications & Community Relations

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Tamar Sadd, Community Outreach Assistant

Glendale Avenue Project Recognized for Excellence

Glendale, CA - On August 14, the City of Glendale’s Public Works Department was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers for their recently completed Glendale Avenue Wastewater Capacity and Street Improvements Project. This Infrastructure Improvement Project received the Outstanding Roadway & Highway Project of the Year Award. This award was established by the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch to recognize projects that further advance the field of civil engineering and provide exemplary display of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ values.

The Glendale Avenue Wastewater Capacity and Street Improvement Project utilized Cold In-Place Pavement Recycling. In this technique, the top layer of the existing asphalt pavement is removed, processed on-site and immediately laid down as a base layer for the new roadway. Compared to traditional methods, this process costs much less, greatly reduces construction truck traffic, and the corresponding air pollution, and reopens the road to traffic much faster.

Completed in January 2015, the 2-mile long project included the upsizing of approximately 2,000 linear feet of sewer mains and the lining of approximately 800 linear feet of sewer mains; sidewalk improvements, upgrade of seven traffic signal systems, pedestrian crossing improvements including the installation of eight flashing beacons. The project extended from Broadway to San Fernando Road and was completed on-time and on-budget.

The City of Glendale is committed to infrastructure improvement projects which improve the quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors. For future award-winning projects citywide, follow the City of Glendale @MyGlendale.

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