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City of Lexington and consultants win top engineering awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The City of Lexington and two of its engineering consultants have been awarded top honors by the American Council of Engineering Companies/Kentucky.

The city and Strand Associates have been awarded the association’s Grand Award for the city’s Fourth Street Corridor & Legacy Trail Phase 3 engineering project. The city and Palmer Engineering won an Honor Award for “Coordination, Communication, and COVID-19” public communication efforts related to the Euclid Avenue Sewer project.

The Legacy Trail project consisted of the final, 1.5-mile segment of the trail located mainly in the Third and Fourth street area between Winchester Road and Jefferson Street. Construction on the final segment began in December of 2019.

The Euclid Sewer project consisted of building three major trunk sewer lines on the UK campus, the Avenue of Champions, and Euclid Avenue. The trunk lines, built-in heavily traveled areas, extended more than 9,000 feet in length. Construction began in March 2020 just as the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting Kentucky and was completed nearly a year ahead of time. The award focused on the communication efforts related to this project.

As award winners, both projects will be eligible to compete in the 2021 ACEC National EEA competition. Winners at the national level will be announced in late April.