Aerial images courtesy Transportation Authority of Marin.

The City of Mill Valley‘s 18-month, $18 million Miller Avenue Streetscape Project was a beast of a project, a once-in-generation re-imagining of approximately two miles of one of Mill Valley’s two main arteries and far and away the biggest road improvement project the City had undertaken in decades. It was a long slog for City staff and its contractors, a major impact for businesses along the corridor and an inconvenience for the community.

But in the end, Miller Avenue is a significantly more vibrant street, much safer for all of its users with continuous bike lanes, improved sidewalks, enhanced crosswalks, and new pavement, storm drains, sewer pipes and much more – all while retaining and even enhancing Miller Avenue’s distinct character.

Others have already taken notice. 

The Miller Avenue Streetscape Project was named Overall Winner for the 2018 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards Program, a statewide honor from the Save California Streets Coalition, which includes the League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties, County Engineers Association of California and other organizations. The project was also named a finalist for the “Local Street Project of the Year” by the California Transportation Foundation (CTF).

The award highlights infrastructure programs and projects that demonstrate a significant improvement to a city or county’s streets and roads. Winning construction and rehabilitation projects utilize new technologies and sustainable features and use public resources efficiently to achieve maximum return on investment. This is the first time a City has won the local awards, as opposed to a larger County.

The CTF Transportation Awards recognize excellence in California transportation in 2017, all modes, public and private sector and from all regions of the state. CTF recognizes project teams including all major partners and contractors. The winner will be announced at the Transportation Awards on May 24th in Orange County.


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