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APWA's 2016 PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER | 56th Street Reconstruction

Town of Paradise Valley | Project Owner
Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC | Primary Contractor
The CK Group, Inc. | Primary Consultant
This project transformed 56th Street between McDonald and Lincoln Drives into a highly functional, safe, visually appealing, multi-use connector. It now provides pedestrians and cyclists with connectivity between McDonald Drive and Lincoln Drive while linking residents and resort guests to restaurants and amenities.
July 2016 | APWA Reporter | Project of the Year / Transportation Less Than $5 Million > > > Link to article

August 2016 | The 2016 Public Works Project of the Year – award winners shed new light with infrastructure solutions by Laura N. Bynum > > > Link to article

ACEC's 2016 Engineering Excellence Grand Award Winner | Central Mesa Light Rail Extension

Valley Metro | Project Owner
Parsons | Primary Consultant
The CK Group, Inc. | Lead Traffic Subconsultant
The $195-million extension is a 3.1-mile expansion of the existing light rail transit line from its terminus in Mesa to the City’s downtown.
ACEC 2016 Grand Award – Parsons | Valley Metro Rail | Central Mesa Light Rail Extension > > > Link to article
Parsons Wins ACEC AZ Grand Prize in Transportation for Central Mesa Light Rail Extension Project > > > Link to article
Valley Metro Receives Innovative Transportation Solutions Award > > > Link to article

Winner of The Crestcordia - Arizona Forward’s 2016 Environmental Excellence Award | 56th Street Iconic Corridor

Town of Paradise Valley | Project Owner
The CK Group, Inc. | Primary Consultant
The corridor is now the inspiration for the community’s “Iconic Visually Significant Corridor” guidelines for similar future streetscape projects.
Arizona Forward’s Environmental Awards for Healthy Communities, Multimodal Transportation & Connectivity > > > Link to article

ACEC's 2015 Engineering Excellence Grand Award Winner | Echo Canyon Recreational Area Trailhead Improvement Project

City of Phoenix | Project Owner
The CK Group, Inc. | Primary Consultant
The Echo Canyon Trailhead, a Phoenix area icon, is the primary access to the summit of Camelback Mountain. Since construction of the trailhead in the early 1970’s,  it has become the busiest mountain preserve trailhead in the Valley with over 400,000 visitors annually, overwhelming its capacity.
CK Wins ACEC Engineering Excellence 2015 Grand Award!

AZAGC's PROJECTS UNDER $10M: Public - Reconstruction (Metro) Municipal Utilities - CMAR | 56th Street Reconstruction

Town of Paradise Valley | Project Owner
Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC | Primary Contractor
The CK Group, Inc. | Primary Consultant
This project was delivered using a Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) method. Elements of work included geotechnical, materials testing, field inspection, verification of design elements, surveying, utility coordination and relocation, drainage, roadway plan and profile, signing, marking, wayfinding signage, signal modification, landscaping, sidewalk, multipurpose path and art features, public outreach, and limited post design services. This project was completed on schedule and within budget. This project transformed 56th Street between McDonald and Lincoln Drives into a highly functional, safe, visually appealing, multi-use connector. It now provides pedestrians and cyclists with connectivity between McDonald Drive and Lincoln Drive while linking residents and resort guests to restaurants and amenities.
2015 Build Arizona Winners | Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors – Achen Gardner Construction, LLC wins Public – Reconstruction (Metro) Municipal Utilities – CMAR for Projects Under $10 Million > > > Link to site

ACEC's 2015 Engineering Excellence Honor Award Winner | 56th Street Improvements

Town of Paradise Valley | Project Owner
The CK Group, Inc. | Primary Consultant
56th Street between McDonald and Lincoln Drives, in the Town of Paradise Valley, is adjacent to the historic Mountain Shadows Resort, which was redeveloped including The Village at Mountain Shadows, a new community of 40 custom single family residences. The resort is one of the early landmark destination resorts which contributed to the development of this area as a magnet for tourism and winter visitors.
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