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Best rural design by WisDOT: WIS 26 Milton bypass
WIS 26 in Rock County, designed by the Southwest region.
Mark Vesperman was the project manager, with Jeremy Hall the project leader.
This new access-controlled freeway allows traffic, including heavy trucks, to avoid congestion and multiple access points that exist along WIS 26 in the City of Milton.
Best rural design by a consultant: USH 41 / WIS 21 Interchange
USH 41 / WIS 21 interchange in Winnebago County, designed by CH2M Hill for the Northeast region.
Tom Buchholz was the project manager for WisDOT, with Jeff Bauer the PM for CH2M Hill.
This project features switching USH 41 over WIS 21 to WIS 21 over USH 41, plus 6 prestressed concrete girder bridges on the causeway over Lake Butte des Morts.
Best urban design by WisDOT: WIS 35 Tower Avenue
WIS 35, Tower Avenue in the city of Superior, designed by the Northwest region.
Brendan Dirkes was the project manager, with Stephanie King the project leader.
This reconstruction project goes through downtown Superior, and includes full pavement replacement, medians, parking, sidewalk, street lighting and work on side streets. The project’s community-sensitive design approach balances the needs of through-traffic with the needs of an urban downtown.
Best urban design by a consultant: CTH VV, Pioneer Road
CTH VV, Pioneer Road in the city of Fond du Lac, designed by Gremmer & Associates for the Northeast region local program.
Brian Edwards was the project manager for WisDOT, with Tom Lanser the PM for Gremmer.
The roadway work expanded the road from 2 lanes to 4, while a new 2-span steel bridge carried the railroad over CTH VV, with a new vertical alignment and four significant retaining walls. The project also rebuilt two intersections to multi-lane roundabouts.
Best structure design by WisDOT: Seminole Highway overpass
Seminole Highway overpass in the city of Madison, designed by the Southwest region.
Mark Vesperman was the project manager, with Laura Shadewald and Dan Breunig from the Bureau of Structures.
This prestressed girder bridge spans 170 feet across the Madison beltline. It was constructed in a tight footprint on a tight timeline to minimize impacts to the beltline, directly underneath a 345 kV transmission line.
Best structure design by a consultant: Rawson Avenue bridge
Rawson Avenue bridge in Milwaukee County, designed by the Bloom Companies for the Southeast region.
Joshua LeVeque was the project manager for WisDOT, with Tom Zalewski the PM for Bloom.
This is a two-span prestressed girder bridge, with 3 lanes in each direction, in a new tight diamond interchange. It was the first in Wisconsin to use self-propelled modular transporters, reducing the bridge closure time from 6 months to 3 weeks.
To be considered for an award, watch for the call for nominations at the end of the year.
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