Tuesday February 24, 2009

The Napa River-Napa Creek Flood Protection Project received the Project of the Year award from the American Public Works Association-Northern California Chapter at a ceremony in Berkeley on February 20, 2009. The award, under the “Structures” category for projects costing $5 million to $25 million was made to the “Hatt to First Floodwall and Promenade” portion of the Flood Project.

“Those of us here in Napa know this piece of the Flood Project, including the new Veterans Memorial Park, is a great addition to Downtown Napa,” said Flood Board member and Napa Mayor Jill Techel.  “The creation of this usable new public space as part of the flood protection we need is a real plus. It is good to see this recognition for the engineering and workmanship that brought us such a satisfying result.” Techel attended the awards presentation along with Flood District Project Manager Julie Lucido and Corps of Engineers Project Manager Pete Broderick. 

The Hatt to First Floodwall and Promenade extends from a few feet south of First Street to the south side of the Napa Mill complex, a distance of just under 2,000 feet. Construction began in fall 2005 and was completed in the spring of 2008, with a total project cost of approximately $25 million. Design of the project was performed by MGE Engineering and the project was built by contractor R& L Brosamer.