Mayor’s Press Release 4/13: City of Olean Receives an Award for Walkable Olean Phase II

City of Olean Receives an Award for Walkable Olean Phase II

April 13, 2022—Olean— William J. Aiello, Mayor of the City of Olean, is pleased to announce that the City of Olean received the 2021 Transportation Project of the Year Award from both the American Public Works Association (APWA) Western New York Branch and the New York State American Public Works Association for the Walkable Olean Phase II Project that connects North Union Street to Olean General Hospital via Main Street.

Mayor Aiello attended the APWA Western Branch Annual Awards dinner on April 7, 2022 in the Admiral Room at the Marin in Buffalo. In accepting the award on behalf of the City, he said, “The City of Olean is honored to accept this award. I would like to thank the City’s consultant, CPL, and the contractor D&H Excavating, Inc. They did an excellent job and were able to complete the project in the middle of the pandemic.”

“I would also like to thank Empire State Development, National Grid and the State Transportation Alternative Program for their financial support as well as recognize Olean’s Community Development Office which was instrumental in securing funding for the project. Special thanks also goes to City of Olean employees who helped on the project such as former DPW Director Bob Ring, and his staff, including the city electricians,” Mayor Aiello added.

The award was established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the partnership between the managing agency and participating consultants and contractors.