The City of Manteca Public Works Department earned a Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA). The APWA’s Sacramento Chapter selected the City of Manteca’s State Route 120 Union Road Interchange Project in the Transportation Category.
The APWA Sacramento Chapter Awards Program recognizes public works projects that demonstrate excellent management, design, sustainability, construction and community relations, and teamwork among the agencies involved.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the APWA for this unique project,” said Mayor Benjamin J. Cantu. “The Public Works team works hard every day and it’s nice to see the hard work pay off. This interchange improves traffic flow, creates efficiency and, most importantly, increases safety. ”
After its debut in November 2020, the State Route 120 Union Road Interchange became the first ‘diversion diamond interchange’ (DDI) in California. The DDI reduces conflict points between vehicles and moves traffic more efficiently with new on and off-ramps and widened lanes. Auxiliary lanes between Airport Way and Main Street were constructed eastbound and westbound on State Route 120 to provide increased traffic flow during peak times.
The new interchange also contains a shared-use path and bike lanes, eliminating all bicycle and vehicle conflict points to provide safe and efficient passage for bicycles, pedestrians and non-motorized travel.
The City of Manteca’s Public Works Department was formally recognized at an award luncheon on September 24, 2021.