The Vancouver Waterfront Trail Redevelopment earned recognition from the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, the city announced Monday.
The redevelopment project was named Best Special Project in the 2019 Awards of Excellence program, an annual award that recognizes federally-funded transportation projects that excel in innovation, sustainability and community engagement.
The waterfront trail connects the city’s downtown to the waterfront, providing pedestrian access to 30 acres of formerly industrial land along the Columbia River.
The city formerly accepted the award Monday evening during its city council meeting. The award was presented by Kathleen Davis, WSDOT local programs director; Dan Mathis, FHWA Washington Division Administrator; Michael Williams, WSDOT southwest regional local programs engineer; and Keith Molyneux, assistant local programs engineer.