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Design and construction, Selections and awards - Highway design awards 2012

Every year, some of the best design projects are nominated for the WisDOT Excellence in Highway Design Awards.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!


Announced Mar. 7, 2012, at ACEC conference in Wisconsin Dells. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Best rural design by WisDOT - WIS 83 (Waukesha County)

Best Rural Design by WisDOT

  • Designed by SE region
  • John Kanzenbach, WisDOT Project Manager
    Brett Hollister, WisDOT Project Leader.
  • 6-mile project included capacity and safety improvements, three high-speed roundabouts, four bridge structures, relocations, and significant environmental considerations

Best rural design by consultant - US 12 (Sauk County)

Best Rural Design by a consultant

  • Designed by Strand for SW region
  • Joe Bunker, Consultant Project Manager
    Dave Walker, Consultant structure designer
    Anne Wallace, WisDOT project manager
  • 6-mile 4-lane bypass leading to Wisconsin Dells included three interchanges, 10 roundabouts, 12 bridges, and a large MSE wall

Best urban design by consultant - WIS 190 (Shorewood)

Best Urban Design by a consultant

  • Village of Shorewood, Milwaukee County
  • Designed by GRAEF for SE region
  • Andre Ost, Consultant Project Engineer for GRAEF
    Mary Beth Pettit, Consultant Project manager
    Bruce Barnes, WisDOT Project Manager
  • Urban reconstruction project paid careful attention to safety for multiple user modes while including environmentally-friendly design elements, aesthetic appeal, and extensive stakeholder input

Best structure design by WisDOT - Wolf River Bridge (WIS 22)

Best Structure Design by WisDOT

  • Shawano County
  • Designed by WisDOT Bureau of Structures for NC region
  • Jim Volkmann, WisDOT Project Manager
    Dave Genson and Najoua Ksontini, WisDOT Structure designers
  • Project replaced an existing truss bridge with a new three-span 324-foot bridge over an environmentally sensitive river, along with aesthetic treatments, enhanced approaches, a relocated intersection, and a multi-use trail

Best structure design by consultant - Chestnut St. Bridge (Platteville)

Best Structure Design by a consultant

  • City of Platteville, Grant County
  • Designed by IIW for SW region
  • Michael Jansen, Consultant Project Principal and Structural designer
    Julie Neebel, Consultant Project Manager
    Brenda Schoenfeld, WisDOT Project Manager
  • Project is a two-span structure over the Rountree Branch and the Rountree Branch trail, and includes a three-legged roundabout, multi-use path, and 0.45 miles of urban roadway partially on new alignment

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