Two MBP projects were honored this morning with American Public Works Association (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Project of the Year Awards at the 2019 APWA Annual Mid-Atlantic Chapter Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. Both awards were presented to The City of Chesapeake. The Portsmouth Boulevard/Nansemond Parkway project was recognized in the category of Transportation, between $5 – $25 million, and the Chesapeake Public Safety Operations Center was recognized in the category of Structures, between $25 – $75 million.
Portsmouth Boulevard/Nansemond Parkway
MBP provided construction management services including on-site management and inspections, project documentation, and quality control and independent assurance testing for this significant project split between the City of Chesapeake and the City of Suffolk. The project included the complete reconstruction of approximately 1.5 miles of the existing two-lane road with a new divided highway with two lanes in each direction. Construction also included a bio retention basin and three stormwater retention ponds, drainage systems improvements, utility relocations, intersection improvements, a 10-foot, multi-use path, and landscaping enhancements. The project was completed while working around a 90-inch live oak tree estimated to be more than 300 years old and named the fourth largest live oak tree in Virginia. Storm drainage improvements for the roadway were designed around preserving this historic tree.
“MBP set a good example for completing a project of this size on time,” said Sam Sawan, PE, CSM, Assistant City Engineer, City of Chesapeake Department of Public Works and Engineering. “I appreciate everyone’s work on this important project working with two cities at the same time!”
Chesapeake Public Safety Operations Center
MBP provided on-site construction management and observation services for this significant project. This three-story, 51,000-square-foot building provides a central location for many of the City’s most critical communications and emergency operations functions. The building houses the offices of emergency management and emergency operations center, 911 city call center, emergency communications center, department of information technology data server room, and staff and support areas. The project also provided restricted parking for approximately 140 vehicles and 60 visitor parking spaces.
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