1995 | Alaska Municipal League and SE Engineering Project of the Year Award
Calhoun Avenue Reconstruction Project. Calhoun Street is the roadway from the Alaska State Capitol Building to the Governor's Mansion. This roadway is traversed daily by the Governor and staff, Legislators, high government officials, visiting dignitaries and tourists. It is a showpiece for the Capital City and state government. Over decades the neighborhood and the street were allowed to decay. The purpose of this project was to convert Calhoun Street from an unsightly unsafe embarrassing eyesore to an aesthetically pleasing, comfortable safe, and structurally sound route of travel. Through reconstruction and the addition of pedestrian amenities, new lighting and underground utilities, and structural repair and replacement, Calhoun Street became a vehicle and pedestrian way that will function well for at least the next thirty years.