Two of the City of Madison's Engineering Division projects were recently awarded 2015 Projects of the Year by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The projects, pictured below, are Fire Station 13 on Madison's east side and the intersection work at Mineral Point Road and Junction Road on the west side.
The station meets LEED requirements for energy efficiency, and is targeted for a LEED Gold rating. The large glass garage doors create a visual connection to the community. It houses a dedicated community room to welcome the surrounding neighborhood for use, and of course fills an emergency response gap in the area it serves.
The Mineral Point and Junction Road intersection provides a safe and convenient pathway for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles. It provides safe operating conditions for existing and future traffic volumes which are expected to be up to 70,000 vehicles per day, and it anticipates future planned growth in the area.
Both of these projects followed years of planning, multiple neighborhood and user meetings and incredible coordination between city staff, contractors, city leaders and neighbors of the area.