The key to the project’s success was open lines of communication between KLJ and the trail’s stakeholder groups. The first project phase was completed ahead of schedule and under the total estimated construction bid cost for the project budget. The trail is an asset to the City as it provides an activity that all age groups can enjoy. In 2017, the Crooked Crane Trail was selected for an American Council of Engineering Companies award in North Dakota (ACEC/ND) which was rated on uniqueness and/or innovative applications, future value to the engineering profession and perception by the public, social, economic, and sustainable development considerations, complexity, and successful fulfillment of client/owner's needs. The project was also selected for a North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association – Gold Star Award in 2016 and is based off of projects in North Dakota which demonstrate an excellence in concrete and masonry design and construction.