(Madison) A couple local companies were singled out as part of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards held recently in Madison. The Large Contract trophy went to Michel’s Corporation of Brownsville for work on the south and central segments of the I-94 North/South project in Racine and Kenosha counties. The project reconstructed and expanded 11 miles of roadway to provide eight lanes with full concrete shoulders. The project involved many different components including four new interchanges and 18 new bridges. The contractor worked closely with the DOT and surrounding communities to construct the project in a condensed 17-month time window while still maintaining traffic volumes of 98,000 vehicles per day.
The Excellence in Grading award went to Mashuda Contractors Inc. of Princeton for work on the US 151/County ID interchange in Iowa County, a safety enhancement that included a new overpass and realigned roads. The contractor crushed rock on site and used multiple traffic stages to help reduce costs and minimize user delay.
The director of the Bureau of Project Development, Beth Cannestra, says “Wisconsin is fortunate to have so many talented, hard-working contractors who help produce quality infrastructure for millions of users.”