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St. Croix County project among recipients of WisDOT’s 2015 Excellence in Construction Awards

As part of the annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held January 28 in Madison, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced Excellence in Construction Awards for 2015. Top winners include a grading project in St. Croix County, asphalt paving project in Sauk County, concrete paving project in Milwaukee County, small bridge project in Lafayette County, and a large bridge project in Brown County.

The Major Project Category recognized the Verona Road project in Dane County, work along the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee County, and I-41 in Brown County.

The Excellence in Grading Award went to H. James and Sons of Fennimore for work on the WIS 64 project in St. Croix County. The $12.8 million project-part of the larger St. Croix River Crossing project-included construction of WIS 64, WIS 35/County E, several roundabouts and a multi-use trail. The grading work was complicated by various soil types that required specialized equipment and techniques including extensive use of Automated Machine (GPS) Guidance.

“These annual awards are an opportunity to recognize some of the many top-notch construction firms that help us complete vitally important transportation improvement projects across the state,” said Beth Cannestra, director of WisDOT’s Bureau of Project Development. “Our private sector partners deserve praise for the quality of their work and for their willingness to embrace innovations that save time and money.”