“We are extremely proud of the work over the past five years to improve more than 7,400 miles of roadway and 1,780 bridges in Wisconsin,” WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson said. “We continue to make strategic transportation investments in every county across the state, and these awards showcase those efforts.”
- Excellence in Asphalt Paving -Monarch Paving, based in Amery, received the award for work on US 63 from the St. Croix County line north to Polk County J. This project rehabilitated just over eight miles of pavement on US 63 and completed major geometric safety improvements at several intersections. Despite tight scheduling expectations, the collaboration between contractors helped the project finish two weeks ahead of schedule.
- Excellence in Concrete Paving -Trierweiler Construction, located in Marshfield, received the award for work on Blair Street, between Williamson Street and East Washington Avenue in Madison, in Dane County. This project fully reconstructed a portion of Business US 151, a major road in downtown Madison. Concrete paving was a critical schedule item to keep the rest of the project on track.
- Excellence in Grading -Mashuda Construction, Inc., based in Princeton, received the award for work on the WIS 15 expansion, between US 45 in New London and Lily of the Valley Drive in Greenville, in Outagamie County. This two-year project reconstructed 3.6 miles of WIS 15 from two to four lanes. The project required effective communication with businesses and residents as traffic staging had significant impacts to access during construction.
- Excellence in Small Structures -Kraemer North America, located in Plain, received the award for the WIS 23 bridge over the Pecatonica River in Lafayette County. The bridge work replaced the deteriorated superstructure and wingwalls, and added new elements like sidewalks, steel railing, decorative lighting, and a polymer overlay to the bridge deck. The unique geometry and environmental commitments provided challenges for the contractor and project team to overcome.
- Excellence in Large Structures -Zenith Tech Inc., located in Waukesha, received the award for the Jefferson Street bridge over the Fox River in Racine County. This project replaced the existing Jefferson Street bridge in the city of Burlington with a new three-span slab structure, as well as work along the city's riverwalk. Spring flooding and unexpected foundation soil issues threatened to delay the project, but with open communication and close coordination, the project met the completion date.
- Large Contract -Michels Road & Stone Inc., located in Brownsville, received the award for work on the Zoo Interchange North Leg, along US 45 between Swan Boulevard and Burleigh Street, in Milwaukee County. The project expanded nearly two miles of highway from three to four lanes in each direction, as well as reconstructed the North Avenue interchange. The project lasted three full construction seasons, making management of interim traffic patterns critical to the long term success of the project.