Ted Williams Parkway Overcrossing Project Receives APWA Project of the Year Award
The City of San Diego Ted Williams Parkway Overcrossing Project was recognized with a 2015 Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association San Diego and Imperial County Chapters at their awards event on May 7, 2015. HELIX Environmental Planning prepared the technical studies and provided CEQA and NEPA, landscape design, and visual simulation services for this pedestrian bridge project, working as a subconsultant to Simon Wong Engineering (now Kleinfelder).The bridge provides access for local school children from residential areas to Shoal Creek Elementary School and helps to improve overall safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. HELIX’s landscape architects created the conceptual landscape plan, prepared construction documents including planting and irrigation plans, and authored the Visual Impact Assessment Report. The new landscape replaced the existing water-intensive plants with ornamental, low-water use, drought-tolerant plants that are visually compatible with the surrounding existing landscape.