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Truckee Legacy Trail named project of the year

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Sacramento Chapter of the American Public Works Association recently announced the Truckee Legacy Trail as a Project of the Year Award recipient at the 2011 Project of the Year Awards luncheonThe project was awarded in the small agency, parks and trails category for projects ranging in cost from $500,000 to $2 million division. The project completion date was August 2010.andamp;#8220;Itandamp;#8217;s important to recognize public works projects because they benefit the residents in each community,andamp;#8221; said APWA President Matt Brogan. andamp;#8220;From streetscape improvements that are visible every day to infrastructure projects that happen out of site but improve our quality of life, we awarded big and small projects that APWA felt made the biggest impact.andamp;#8221;The construction and paving of the Truckee River Legacy Trail provided connections between several parks, residences and added a total of over 130 miles of trails and bikeways within the town.The project was selected based on physical structures and facilities, construction management and control techniques, safety performance, environmental considerations, community relations and unusual accomplishments.The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 29,500 members involved in the field of public works. The chapter extends west to Yolo County, east to the Nevada border, north to the Oregon border and south to San Joaquin County.