DTSD Excellence in Construction Awards 2022

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Award Categories

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

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Grading category

Roundabout at WIS 29 and County VV interchange

WIS 29 and County VV Interchange, Brown County, Northwest Region

Hoffman Construction Company Inc., located in Black River Falls, received the 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. The contractor worked long hours and weekends with multiple crews to build a successful project.

Asphalt paving category

Drone view of US 41

US 51, SB and NB, Lincoln County, North Central Region

American Asphalt of Wisconsin, located in Mosinee, received the 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. With careful schedule control and efficiency, the contractor finished the project more than five months ahead of the original completion date.

Concrete paving category

US 63

US 63, Washburn County, Northwest Region

Trierweiler Construction, located in Marshfield, received the award for work on US 63 from Greenwood Avenue to Poplar Street in Washburn County. The contractor used stringless paving technology to ease access issues and improve the overall ride of the pavement. Their dedication has provided the City of Spooner a well-built roadway to serve the community for years to come.

Small structures category

Bridge on County V over Bridge Creek

Northwest Region

Lunda Construction Co. of Black River Falls received the 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. The new structure exemplifies the contractor’s hard work and pride in the project.

Large structures category

West 6th Street Bridge over Root River in Racine County

West 6th Street over Root River, Racine County, Southeast Region

Zenith Tech Inc., located in Waukesha, received the 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 innovative solutions to save time and reduce the budget.

Large contract category

US 12/18, Whitney Way to I-39/90, Dane County

US 12/18, Whitney Way to I-39/90, Dane County, Southwest Region

Payne & Dolan Inc., located in Waukesha, received the 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. Innovative thinking and excellent scheduling were required to overcome the enormous workload and many challenges that arise on such a large project. These efforts helped make this project a great success.

Judging Team

  • Bureau of Structures (BOS): Aaron Bonk
  • Bure​au of Technical Services (BTS): David Staab, Jim Parry and Steven Hefel
  • Bureau of Project Development (BPD): Brandon Lamers and Craig Pringle
  • DTSD Northeast Region: Kristin Van Hout
  • DTSD Southwest Region: Jennifer Kobryn
  • DTSD Southeast Region: Scott Anderson
  • Federal Highway Administration: Nick Perna