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Best rural design by WisDOT: WIS 17
WIS 17, Merrill to Rhinelander, in Langlade and Lincoln counties, designed by the North Central region.
Jed Peters was the project manager, with Mitch Lavin and Jerry Baier, designers
This 10-mile resurfacing job preserved the pavement and improved several intersections with a cost-effective design. Pictured is a culvert that the project replaced, reducing maintenance efforts while improving a class-1 trout stream.
Best rural design by a consultant: WIS 73
WIS 73 in Dane County, designed by Dane Partners for the Southwest region.
Craig Pringle was the project manager and Chris Dry was the Dane Partners project leader, with Katrina Feltes and Jennifer Grimes.
This project completes an important I-39 alternate route and provides a gateway to the Village of Deerfield, while replacing two dangerous offset-tee intersections with a new jug handle interchange.
Best urban design by WisDOT: WIS 47 Appleton Road Interchange
WIS 47 Appleton Road Interchange in Winnebago County, designed by the Northeast region.
Scott Ebel was the project manger and Kimberly Slezak was the project leader, with Ashley Nelson, Garrett Vickman, John Martens, Paul Vraney, and Nou Xiong.
This challenging interchange design included two multi-lane roundabouts and multiple utilities, plus successfully-implemented community-sensitive solutions including transit facilities.
Best urban design by a consultant: USH 18/151, Verona Road
USH 18/151, Verona Road Interchange in Dane County, designed by Strand for the Southwest region.
Mark Vesperman was the WisDOT project manager and Joe Bunker was the Strand project manager, with John Vesperman and John Steiner.
This $24 million phase of the project included unique traffic control and innovative design features to improve local access for many modes, while dramatically improving flow on a major route through Madison.
Best structure design by WisDOT: Zoo Interchange bridge B-40-852
Zoo Interchange Bridge B-40-852 in Milwaukee County, by the Southeast region.
Jeff Bohen was the Project Manager and Steve Revello, Chris Doll, and Warner Risser were designers from the Bureau of Structures, with Laura Shadewald and Bill Mohr.
This bridge on the busiest interchange in Wisconsin was expanded from two to three lanes, featuring curved and straight steel plate girders with a post-tensioned straddle bent pier.
Best structure design by a consultant: Hoan Bridge
IH-794 Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee county, designed by Michael Baker for the Southeast region.
Brian Roper was the WisDOT design supervisor and Robert Bundi was the Baker project manager, with Ryan Luck, Heather Sackman, Steve Maxwell, Tom Heydel, Brian DuPont, Josh Dietsche, Chris Doll, and Jeff Horsfall.
This accelerated $182-million project used state-of-the-art methodology as it completed steel retrofits and other rehabilitations above the world's largest music festival.
Thank you to each of the 20 project teams that submitted a nomination this year, and congratulations to all the award winners. Projects are eligible for nomination once their construction is substantially complete; watch for the call for the 2017 design awards this fall, and please consider nominating your project.
To be considered for an award, watch for the call for nominations at the end of the year.
Design award nomination process