The City of Fairfield’s Public Works Department was recently awarded the American Public Works Association 2015 Project of the Year for a project costing under $5M for its Oliver Road Park and Ride Improvement Project.
The City’s objective for this project was to identify properties that could be used as an auxiliary van and carpool lot to relieve the current parking challenges at the Fairfield Transportation Center (FTC) as well as reduce the impact of closing the existing surface lot during the construction of the FTC expansion. The City identified the Oliver Road and Hartford lots as viable options. Both lots were unused, in disrepair, oddly shaped and blighted.
The City sought and obtained funding for the project through the Federal Transit Authority (FTA). The construction budget for the project was $500,000.00.
The City was able to make significant improvements to the lots such as, re-grading, new hot-mix asphalt, new light poles and high efficiency lighting, video surveillance, low maintenance and drought resistant landscaping and up-graded drainage including new bioswales along the perimeter.
Congratulations to the Public Works Department for their recognition and thank you for your continued efforts to keep Fairfield moving forward.