OSWEGO TOWN – The town of Oswego Highway Department received the Transportation Project of the Year Award at the American Public Works Association Annual Awards Banquet, held this past Thursday at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota.
The town of Oswego Highway Department served as the general contractor and performed all the work on the bridge replacement for the recent Rathburn Road Bridge project.
Their efforts and cost savings of nearly $200,000 were recognized by the American Public Works Association.
Town of Oswego Highway Superintendent David Sterio, Town of Oswego Supervisor Richard Kaulfuss, and BCA Architects and Engineers Representative Casey Dickinson accepted the award and expressed their appreciation for the recognition.
“On behalf of the highway department, I want to thank the American Public Works Association for this recognition,” said Sterio. “While the project truly pushed us out of our comfort zone, I have to give our department a lot of credit for rolling up their sleeves and tackling the job.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our team and the collaboration with Casey Dickinson and BCA Architects and Engineers,” Sterio added. “When problems arose, Casey was right there, making cost-effective design adjustments as needed, to make sure work progressed without excessive delays.”
Sterio also expressed his gratitude to Supervisor Kaulfuss and the town board for funding the project, and their support from beginning to end.
Supervisor Kaulfuss also had high praise for the department, thanking them for a job well done.
“This award is a testament to the highway department and their ongoing commitment to maintaining and improving the roads for the residents of our town,” he said. “They put in many hours on the Rathburn Road Bridge project, and the bridge replacement and cost savings to the town were a reflection of their continued hard work.”