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Dinolfo Accepts "Project of the Year" Award for Greater Rochester International Airport Renovation

Dinolfo Accepts

On behalf of Monroe County’s entire project management team, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo accepted the “Project of the Year Award” from the Genesee Valley Branch of the New York State Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The award recognizes Monroe County’s management of the recently-completed $79 million renovation project at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

“This renovation transformed the Airport into a next-generation travel hub, enhancing our efforts to attract more jobs and investment to our community,” said Dinolfo. “I’m proud to have worked with our construction partners and trades unions to complete this project on-time and on-target. This award is a testament to incredible efforts of so many professionals who helped build our new Airport, and it is my honor to accept it on their behalf. ”

To oversee the renovation, Monroe County and Airport Officials worked closely with chief engineering firms Passero Associates and CHA, construction manager LeChase Construction Services, as well as more than 60 subcontractors and local trade unions. The “Project of the Year Award” is given in recognition of excellent collaboration by all participating organizations and the successful completion of a project.

The total project cost of $79 million was partially funded by $39.8 million in New York State funding, awarded through the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition. Design began in the Fall of 2016 and construction was completed in the Fall of 2018.

Dinolfo, Airport officials and project partners accepted the award at the APWA Genesee Valley Branch’s annual awards banquet on Thursday, January 31st. The APWA is a not-for-profit association of public works agencies, private companies and individuals dedicated to promoting professional excellence and public awareness.