Awards will be presented at the annual luncheon on Friday, July 29

The City’s project to restore the Old City Cemetery Chapel was awarded the 2016 Historical Restoration/Preservation Project of the Year by the Sacramento Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The City and its lead contractor, D7 Roofing Services, and other organizations will be recognized for their excellence in the management and administration of public works projects at an APWA luncheon on Friday, July 29.

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Renovations at the Chapel were a unique stewardship collaboration, serving to enhance a historic community treasure on the National Register of Historic Places. Staff from the departments of Convention and Cultural Services and Public Works collaborated to manage and complete the project, engaging the expertise of the City Historian and Preservation Director to guide improvements.

Key project components included repainting and restoration of the 1897 galvanized roof shingles and the interior chapel to historic conditions. It was recently determined that the metal roofing that was restored is likely the original roofing from 1897.

In addition to the Chapel renovations, APWA is recognizing the following City projects:

The Consumnes River Boulevard extension and interchange at Interstate 5 project for its improvements to the east-west connectivity within the growing South Sacramento area.

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The Sacramento City College pedestrian and bicycle bridge project for its enhancements to bicycle and pedestrian safety for City College students.

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The Cervantes Park improvement project, including new sidewalks, drought tolerant landscape, and a colorful bronze sculpture.

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