DTSD Excellence in Construction Awards 2019

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Award Categorie​​s

  • Grading Category
  • Asphalt Paving Category
  • Concrete Paving Category
  • Small Structures Category
  • Large Structures Category
  • Large Contract Category

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​Grading ​​ca​​te​gory​​​​​

WisDOT Outstanding Construction Award Winner, Grading Category - USH 151, CTH ID Interchange, SW Region

US 151 and Co​unty ID Interchange, Ridgeway - Southwest Region

Th​e Excellence in Grading Award went to Mashuda Contractors, Inc. of Princeton for work on the US 151 County ID Interchange project in Iowa County. The project was a safety enhancement that included construction of a new interchange, over 4.5 miles of realigned side roads and frontage roads, and a new overpass into Ridgeway. Multiple traffic stages were used on the corridor throughout the project to help minimize delays. Mashuda crushed excavated rock on site to minimize project costs. Their expertise in using different methods to stabilize the rock excavation was also a key factor in the project’s success.

​​​​Asp​halt paving category​​

WisDOT Outstanding Construction Award Winner, Asphalt Paving Category – US 45 (Pine Street), Eagle River - NC Region

​​US 45 (Pine Street), Eagle River - North Central Region

The Excellence in Asphalt Paving Award went to Pitlik & Wick, Inc. of Eagle River for work on a 1.6-mile section of US 45 (Pine Street) in Eagle River, Vilas County. The contractor finished paving nine days ahead of schedule to reduce travel impacts for visitors to the annual Cranberry Fest, while still delivering a quality product that exceeded expectations.​

​​​Concrete paving category​​

WisDOT Outstanding Construction Award Winner, Concrete Paving Category – US 2 (Belknap Street), Superior - NW Region

US 2 (Belknap Street), Superior - Northwest Region

The Excellence in Concrete Paving Award went to Chippewa Concrete Services, Inc. of Chippewa Falls for the reconstruction of US 2 (Belknap Street) from Banks Avenue to Hill Avenue in the city of Superior. Chippewa Concrete modified traffic staging to help maximize construction operation efficiencies while delivering a quality project on time.

​​​​​Small structures categ​​ory

WisDOT Outstanding Construction Award Winner, Small Structures Category – US 10 Plum Creek Bridge - NW Region

​​US 10 Plum Creek Bridge - Northwest Region

The Excellence in Small Structures Award went to Kraemer North America of Plain for construction of the US 10 bridge over Plum Creek in Pierce County. The project involved not only constructing the new permanent structure, but also constructing a 60-foot clear span temporary structure to avoid traffic needing to detour traffic. The new bridge had technical challenges and details which Kraemer worked through to deliver and exceptional finished product on time and under budget.

​​​Large structures c​ategory​

WisDOT Outstanding Construction Award Winner, Large Structures Category – WIS 116 (Main Street) Wolf River Bridge, Winneconne -

WIS 116 (Main Street) Wolf River Bridge​, Winneconne - Northeast Region​

The Excellence in Large Structures Award went to Lunda Construction Company of Black River Falls for construction of the WIS 116 (Main Street) bridge over the Wolf River, In the village of Winneconne. The existing bascule bridge was built in 1934 and was nearing the end of its life with increasing operational issues. The new structure is a higher-level fixed bridge built adjacent to the old structure, eliminating the need for a 25-mile detour. The new structure also has a wider sidewalk on one side to accommodate snowmobiles in winter months, as well as two new fishing piers where the old bridge was previously. Despite being a complex and challenging multi-year project, the contractor met the challenge and completed the project early and on budget.​​

​​​Large contract ca​tegor​y

WisDOT Outstanding Construction Award Winner, Large Contract Category – I-94 Mainline, South and Central Segments - SE Region

I-94 Mainline, South and Central Segments - Southeast Region​

Michels Corporation received the Large Contract Award for work on I-94 North-South Freeway South and Central Segments, in Racine and Kenosha Counties. The project reconstructed and expanded 11 miles of concrete pavement to provide eight lanes with full concrete shoulders. The project involved many different components including four new interchanges and 18 new bridges. The contractor worked closely with WisDOT and surrounding communities to construct the project in a condensed 17-month time window while still maintaining traffic volumes of 98,000 vehicles per day.​​

Judging Tea​m

  • Bureau of Project Development (BPD) - Wayne Chase, Craig Pringle
  • ​Bureau of Structures (BOS) - Bill Dreher
  • Bureau of Technical Services (BTS) - Bob Arndorfer, Jim Parry, Steven Hefel
  • NE Region - Kristin VanHout
  • SE Region - Mohammad Hossain
  • SW Region - Scott Schoenmann