Fuss & O’Neill Receives APWA Award

Boston – Fuss & O’Neill, a Boston engineering firm, has received the National APWA (American Public Works Association) award for Disaster/ Emergency Construction Repair for the Pawtuxet River Flood Resiliency project in Coventry, R.I.

Severe flooding caused a failure in the Laurel Avenue Bridge and the surrounding river walls of the Pawtuxet River in 2010. Fuss & O’Neill was brought in to design and restore the in-river infrastructure in order to protect two historic buildings in Coventry: Concordia Fibers and Anthony Mills, and improve their resiliency to future flooding.

Funding came from the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, (NRCS), the Town of Coventry, and adjacent private property owners as part of a public private partnership. NRCS agreed to cover 90% of the restoration costs and helped develop the sustainable plan that came to be.

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