The city of Paso Robles has received honors from the San Luis Obispo chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers for two recent infrastructure projects, according to a city news release.
The city’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade received the association’s highest award, Project of the Year.
The $47 million upgrade modernizes the aging plant’s systems, improves the quality of water discharge into the Salinas River and enables the city’s future production of recycled water.
The project was designed by Black & Veatch’s Walnut Creek office and constructed by W.M. Lyles Co.’s Fresno and Bakersfield offices. Another Walnut Creek firm, The Covello Group, is managing the construction.
The city’s work to improve Union Road also received accolades in the engineering group’s Bikeways and Trails Project of the Year award category. The $2.8 million road project reconstructed and widened Union Road for bike lanes and sidewalks from Kleck Road to Prospect Avenue.
Underground utility lines were moved, a 3,100-foot section of the road was lowered and retaining walls, sidewalks and bike lanes were installed. North Coast Engineering in Paso Robles designed the project and managed its construction while G. Sosa Construction Inc. of Santa Maria served as the contractor