WISCONSIN DELLS, WI — Six Wisconsin construction companies received Excellence in Construction Awards at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
’s (WisDOT) annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held in Wisconsin Dells.
Top winners include an asphalt paving project in Lincoln County, a concrete paving project in Washburn County, a grading project in Brown County, a small bridge project in Eau Claire County, a large bridge project in Racine County, and a large contract project in Dane County.
“We are committed to improving Wisconsin’s infrastructure, and these awards reflect the great work to build a 21st century transportation system,” WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson said. “Thanks to Governor Evers’ leadership, we are making critical transportation investments in every county across the state.”
US 51, SB and NB, Lincoln County, North Central Region
American Asphalt of Wisconsin, located in Mosinee, received the Excellence in Asphalt Paving award for work on the US 51 project from the Marathon County line to Lincoln County K. This project reconstructed a 6.5-mile section of both northbound and southbound US 51, along with replacing seven traffic crossovers and multiple interchange ramps. The contractor finished the project more than five months ahead of the original completion date.
US 63, Washburn County, Northwest RegionTrierweiler Construction
, located in Marshfield, received the Excellence in Concrete Paving award for work on US 63, between Greenwood Avenue and Poplar Street in Spooner, in Washburn County. The contractor used stringless paving technology to ease access issues and improve the overall ride quality of the pavement. Stringless paving uses electronically guided equipment requiring less need for crews to survey and stake paving areas.
WIS 29 and County VV Interchange, Brown County, Northwest RegionHoffman Construction Company Inc.
, located in Black River Falls, received the Excellence in Grading award for work on the WIS 29 and County VV interchange in Brown County. The two-year project included construction of a diamond interchange with roundabouts, as well as construction and realignment of numerous local roadways in the area. Grading operations were instrumental in meeting the challenging contract schedule.
County V Bridge, Northwest RegionLunda Construction Co.
of Black River Falls received the Excellence in Small Structures award for the County V bridge over Bridge Creek in Eau Claire County. This structure replacement was adjacent to historic Dells Mill and required careful consideration of construction methods, as well as seismic monitoring, for the duration of the project.
West 6th Street over Root River, Racine County, Southeast RegionZenith Tech Inc.
, located in Waukesha, received the Excellence in Large Structures award for the West 6th Street Bridge over the Root River in Racine County. This project replaced a historic concrete arch structure and included similar features from the original bridge. The contractor overcame multiple challenges during construction and implemented solutions to save time and budget.
US 12/18, Whitney Way to I-39/90, Dane County, Southwest RegionPayne & Dolan Inc.
, located in Waukesha, received the Large Contract award for work on US 12/18 (Beltline), between Whitney Way and I-39/90, in Madison in Dane County. This project helped create the first Flex Lane in Wisconsin. Known by engineers as dynamic part-time shoulder use, the project involved the largest Intelligent Transportation System deployment in state history.