GUY is honored to receive the 2017 Oklahoma APWA Project of the Year, Category: Environment, Small Cities/Rural Communities; Silver Winner for the Leigh and Hall Drainage Improvements project in City of Stillwater.

Leigh and Hall after

Leigh and Hall drainage channel – after

Leigh and Hall before

Leigh and Hall drainage channel – before

Using Community Development Block Grant funds, this project rehabilitated 1,100ft of drainage channel. Residents attended multiple public meetings to voice their concerns over the failing channel and the rehabilitation plan.  GUY’s design addressed many of their concerns through a channel alignment that avoided affecting most of the larger trees and allowed for a shady, park-like setting.

Improvements to the drainage channel included channel cleanout, sanitary sewer rehabilitation, sewer crossing protection, RCB apron and wingwall installation, and landscaping. Bank stabilization was also provided, with two kinds of turf reinforcement mats providing natural bank protection. In addition, rock check dams were used for flow line stabilization and energy dissipation.

This project took only two months from contract execution to final plans.