C.T. Male Associates won the American
Public Works Association (APWA), Capital
District Branch, 2014 Transportation Project
of the Year award for projects costing
under $5 million.
The award-winning civil engineering
project was the Sand Creek Road reconstruction
project in the town of Colonie,
located just a few miles from the C.T. Male
Headquarters in Latham.
Company officials said the project was
a full-depth reconstruction of an arterial
roadway through a fully developed and mature
neighborhood. It included a widening
of the roadway to accommodate a center
turning lane, the addition of concrete curbing
and a porous concrete sidewalk, and the
replacement of the sanitary sewer, potable
water, and drainage collection systems.
The total length of the project was approximately
5,000 linear feet, officials said. The project also included the replacement
of traffic signal systems at two intersections.
According to the company, what made
this project successful were the open lines
of communication and regular meetings
between the town of Colonie, the engineer,
and the contractor. This created a spirit of
cooperation between all involved with the
Residents of the town were introduced
to the project at a pre-construction meeting
and the contractor, observer and town
officials were proactive in addressing any
concerns. This level of cooperation led to
the project being completed on time and
within budget, C.T. Male officials said.