The American Society of Civil Engineers recently honored two City of Encinitas employees for projects they spearheaded and completed in 2018. Both projects focused on connecting existing sidewalk segments to provide better access for pedestrians.

Engineer II Pete Milligan managed the South Coast Highway 101 Sidewalk Improvement Project, which constructed sidewalks, ADA facilities, landscaping, and bike racks on the east side of South Coast Highway 101 to connect The Lumberyard shopping center to the Santa Fe Drive Undercrossing. The project was selected for an Award of Merit in the Community Improvement category.

Engineer II Matt Widelski’s Requeza Street Sidewalk Improvement Project constructed a sidewalk on the north side of Requeza Street from the existing sidewalk at Sunset High School west to the corner of Requeza Street and Westlake Street. The project received an Award of Merit in the Small Project category.