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  • Pima County Regional Flood Control District Receives Two Statewide Awards

    Aug 12, 2016 | Read More News
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    On  Thursday, Aug. 11, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District received two awards during the annual conference luncheon of the Arizona State Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). APWA is a professional association of public agencies, private sector companies and individuals dedicated to providing professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy, and knowledge.

    High School Wash project The two projects that received awards were the Paseo de las Iglesias: Santa Cruz River Bank Protection, Ecosystem Restoration & Linear Parkway from Ajo Way to Silverlake Road and the Tucson Drainage Project – Phase 2B Increment – High School Wash Storm Drain.  

    The Paseo de las Iglesias project was selected as the 2016 Structures Project of the Year in the category of $5 million - $25 million. This unique 1.5 mile project provided ecosystem restoration, flood control improvements and river park amenities.

     The project included:  
    • Extensive ecosystem restoration
    • A 16-foot asphalt multi-use path
    • An 8-foot decomposed granite pathway 
    • One underpass
    • One restroom
    • Three ramadas
    • Three parking areas
    • An equestrian staging area 
    • Landscaping
    • Public art

    The High School Wash project was selected as the 2016 Environment Project of the year in the category of less than $5 million. This project was one phase of the larger Arroyo Chico project.

    The High School Wash project included: 
    • 776 linear feet of new concrete box culvert 
    • Connection of the existing box culvert under Tucson High School to a recently completed 8th Street drainage improvement

    This High School Wash project alleviates flooding risks for the 4th Avenue business district and the Tucson High School area.

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