Rochester airport project gets national award

The Greater Rochester International Airport modernization has received a national Project of the Year award from the American Public Works Association (APWA). The Gateway to Monroe County project was honorein the category for Structures more than $75 million.

Previously, the project had won similar state and local awards from the APWA’s New York State Chapter and Genesee Valley Branch.

LeChase was agency construction manager for the $79 million airport program. The company managed more than 60 contractors on work that encompassed over a dozen separate projects. Improvements included a new smartphone lot, entrance canopy, reconfigured TSA checkpoint, smart technology upgrades and two new restaurants.

Project Executive Terry VanSlooten (at right in photo) represented LeChase at the national awards ceremony, which was held at the recent Public Works Expo in Seattle.