SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Engineering Department's Waldron Avenue improvement project has been recognized by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers (NJSME) as a second place recipient in the Municipal Construction Management Projects “A” category. 

The award-winning project made substantial improvements to roadway drainage, and included improvements to an undersized drainage system that was easily overwhelmed during periods of heavy rainfall, roadway restoration, and installation of granite block curbing. 
 
Also involved was re-routing portions of the upstream watershed, and removal of obstructions in the existing system, as well as installation of catch basins and storage chambers to handle overflow during significant storms.

“We are thrilled to receive this award from the NJ Society of Municipal Engineers,” explained Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson.  “Recognition for this vital infrastructure investment is important for the City.  I would like to congratulate the entire project team for a job well done.”

The original design for the project was produced in 2007, and included an estimated construction cost of $3 million.  The City’s Engineering Division was tasked to redesign the project in a more cost effective manner, and the revised design was constructed for a cost of $475,000.

“This award is another confirmation of the outstanding work of our Engineering and Public Works departments,” explained Common Council President Dr. Robert Rubino.  “The ingenuity of our staff provided a substantial cost savings for a significant project.”

City Engineer Aaron Schrager accepted the award for the City of Summit at the NJ Society of Municipal Engineers Annual Luncheon in Atlantic City.  Schrager and his team had previously been recognized at the NJSME 2013 conference as a second place recipient in the “F” category, for the design of municipal Park & Shop lots on DeForest Avenue.