Mosinee company wins WisDOT award for U.S. Hwy. 51 project in Lincoln County
For the Tomahawk Leader
WISCONSIN DELLS – Six Wisconsin construction companies received Excellence in Construction Awards at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)’s annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held this week in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Among the winners was American Asphalt of Wisconsin, located in Mosinee. The company received the Excellence in Asphalt Paving Award for its work on the U.S. Hwy. 51 project from the Marathon County line to Lincoln County Rd. K.
“This project reconstructed a 6.5-mile section of both northbound and southbound US 51, along with replacing seven traffic crossovers and multiple interchange ramps,” WisDOT stated. “With careful schedule control and efficiency, the contractor finished the project more than five months ahead of the original completion date.”
Other winners included a concrete paving project in Washburn County, a grading project in Brown County, a small bridge project in Eau Claire County, a large bridge project in Racine County and a large contract project in Dane County.
“We are committed to improving Wisconsin’s infrastructure, and these awards reflect the great work to build a 21st century transportation system,” said WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson. “Thanks to Governor Evers’ leadership, we are making critical transportation investments in every county across the state.”
“We are grateful for the many talented contracting firms and workers whose skill and experience help to improve safety and mobility for millions of people across Wisconsin,” said Beth Cannestra, Director of WisDOT’s Bureau of Project Development. “The annual Excellence in Construction Awards are an opportunity for us to applaud quality work and reflect on best practices moving forward.”