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Posted on: August 31, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Snohomish County Public Works and WSDOT Presented With 2015 National APWA Award

Snohomish County Public Works and WSDOT Presented With 2015 National APWA Public Works
Projects of the Year Award

SR 530 Landslide Emergency Response and Repair Project Receives National Recognition

EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 1, 2015 – The national American Public Works Association (APWA) honored Snohomish County Public Works and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for the response and repair following the State Route 530 (SR 530) landslide with the 2015 Project of the Year award. The effort was led by the two agencies, and was recognized in the Disaster or Emergency Construction / Repair category in the $25 million to $75 million division, on Monday, August 31, 2015.

“The SR 530 landslide and the following response, recovery, and continuing repair work remain engrained in our communities,” said Steve Thomsen, director of Snohomish County Public Works. “This is not only because of the tragedy, but for how quickly and passionately the community and outside agencies stepped up and united in this incident. This recognition by the national APWA is proof of the importance and value that cooperation between local communities, volunteers, and staff from local, state, and federal organizations can provide during events like SR 530.”

In addition to Snohomish County Public Works and WSDOT, APWA presented the award to the primary contractors and consultants that assisted in the project. This includes AECOM, Guy F. Atkinson Construction, BCI Contracting, Environmental Science Associates, Granite Construction, IMCO General Construction, Jacobs Engineering, and URS.

The award for disaster or emergency construction / repair is presented to Public Works organizations that demonstrate techniques and timing for safety, community relations, environmental protection and adverse conditions. The project was also recognized by the Washington State Chapter of APWA earlier this year in the same category.

About Snohomish County Public Works
The Snohomish County Public Works Department employs approximately 600 staff members that develop and maintain county roads; control and manage surface water quantity, quality and fish habitats; and oversee the recycling and disposal of solid waste. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Public Works, visit

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