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CRB Tapped by Kikkoman Foods, Inc. to Design and Build 240,000-Square-Foot Production Plant in Wisconsin

JEFFERSON, WI — CRB, a global provider of integrated project delivery solutions for food and beverage manufacturers, announces it has been chosen by Kikkoman Foods, Inc. to perform engineering, procurement, and construction services (EPC) for its new soy sauce production facility in Jefferson, Wisconsin.

The 240,000-square-foot facility will produce …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes $21M Renovation to the Middle and High School in Ladysmith, Wisconsin

LADYSMITH, WI — The Madison office of Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed a $21 million renovation to the middle and high school in Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

Designed by Bray Architects, the 150,000-square-foot project at the combined school features a 10,131-square-foot gym addition with a connecting corridor to the existing school, a …

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Sasaki’s Lake Monona Waterfront Park Wins Final Approval in Madison

MADISON, WI — After 11 months of active community engagement, rigorous design studies, and committee review meetings, Sasaki’s plan for a visionary park on the shores of Lake Monona has won unanimous approval from the Madison Common Council.

Currently, Lake Monona’s waterfront is difficult to access because of its …

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Wisconsin Center District and Gilbane | Smith Celebrate Completion of Expanded Baird Center

MILWAUKEE, WI — Wisconsin Center District, Gilbane Building Company | C.D. Smith Construction, and EUA | TVS recently gathered with trade partners and community members to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly expanded Baird Center in downtown Milwaukee.

With an expanded footprint of 1.3 million square feet, …

North Dakota DOT and Partners Officially Kick Off Construction Season

BISMARCK, ND — In anticipation of the upcoming travel season, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) kicked off the 2024 construction season with a news conference in Bismarck to discuss upcoming projects and work zone safety. This year’s construction season consists of approximately $580 million in projects throughout North …

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Kenosha County Projects Receive 2024 Project of the Year Awards from the Wisconsin Chapter of APWA

BROOKFIELD, WI — The County S expansion project and the County EM highway resurfacing project, both located in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, were recently honored with 2024 Project of the Year Awards from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The recognition highlights the achievements and contributions of …

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FTI's Safety Efforts Recognized by Associated General Contractors, Association of Builders and Contractors

MENASHA, WI — Faith Technologies Incorporated (FTI), an engineering, construction, manufacturing, and clean energy company with headquarters in Menasha, Wisconsin, was recently recognized with safety awards from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

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Wisconsin Masonry Alliance Announces 2024 Excellence in Masonry Award Winning Projects

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Masonry Alliance announces the winning projects for the 2024 Excellence in Masonry Awards. A panel of judges from around the state evaluated the entries based on design creativity, visual impact and acceptance, inspiring material usage, and the utilization of masonry. The 2024 Excellence in Masonry …

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Mortenson and HGA Selected to Lead Phase 1 Development at The MIX

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF) announces that M.A. Mortenson Companies, Inc. (Mortenson) and HGA have been chosen as partners for the development of the first phase of an 11-acre hub of innovation and economic development in the Twin Cities, newly named The Minnesota Innovation Exchange or …

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Wisconsin’s First Design-Build Project Will Revitalize Critical River Crossing

The state of Wisconsin's first design-build project, the WIS-130 Lone Rock Wisconsin River Bridges Project, will reconstruct and enhance a critical connection, improving crossing safety and reliability for commuters on both sides of the river. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) project also provides the state with a real-world demonstration …

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McMahon Champions Community Growth with Interstate 41 Sewer Expansion and School Enhancements

NEENAH, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering, architectural, and consulting firm, announces its active involvement in several key projects across the state of Wisconsin. As the company celebrates its 115th anniversary in 2024, these projects highlight McMahon’s commitment to meeting the needs of the communities it serves.

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DSG Breaks Ground on New Facility in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

SHEBOYGAN, WI — Dakota Supply Group (DSG) recently celebrated a major milestone with the groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The event marks the start of construction on the new facility. The facility is set to open in 2025.

The new 39,000-square-foot facility has an outdoor yard. …

Minnesota DOT Announces 2024 State Construction Projects

ST. PAUL, MN — Road projects are beginning to ramp up across Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has nearly 200 road construction projects this season that will help maintain and improve Minnesota's roads, bridges, and transportation infrastructure; improve safety and mobility; and support jobs that will be worked on …

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Burns & McDonnell Completes 764-MW Alliant Energy Solar Program in Wisconsin

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell has completed engineer-procure-construct (EPC) and self-perform construction services for nine solar projects across Wisconsin. The projects — part of Alliant Energy’s Clean Energy Blueprint — will power approximately 170,000 homes in their first year of production. In addition to generating clean, zero-fuel-cost electricity …

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HGA and Boldt Complete St. John’s Hospital Observation Unit, the First Minnesota Health Care Facility Built Offsite

MAPLEWOOD, MN — Interdisciplinary design firm, HGA, and construction firm, The Boldt Company, teamed together in the delivery of a 16-bed observation unit at M Health Fairview’s St. John’s Hospital.

Since 2022, St. John’s Hospital had experienced a 5 percent rise in inpatient visits and a 12 percent …

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USACE’s Southern Embankment Project Defends Fargo-Moorhead Area from Rising Flood Waters

Faced with an upper Midwest community experiencing frequent water intrusion, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has embarked on the ambitious $3.2 billion Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project, collaborating with local entities and using a split delivery approach.

“We can get it done faster and at a savings to the …

Wisconsin DOT Applauds Federal Investment to Reconnect Wisconsin Communities

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) commends the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for its commitment to improving mobility, safety, and economic outcomes for Wisconsin residents and businesses. The USDOT announces three grants under the federal Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) program to fund construction and planning …

USACE Awards $42.2M Contract for the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project

ST. PAUL, MN — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Paul District, awarded a $42.2 million contract to R.J. Zavoral & Sons, Inc. of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, to complete the Southern Embankment Reach SE-2B portion of the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota, Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management …

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Kraus-Anderson Milwaukee Selected to Construct Enerpac Tool Group’s New Downtown Headquarters

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Milwaukee office of Kraus-Anderson Construction has been selected to build the new corporate headquarters for Enerpac Tool Group in downtown Milwaukee. Currently located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Enerpac Tool Group will be relocating into the former ASQ Center. The building will be renamed Enerpac Center and …

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Federal, Public, and Private Partners Unite to Protect Fargo-Moorhead Community from Flooding

An innovative, first-in-the-nation flood protection project in North Dakota and Minnesota brings together federal and local governments with the private sector to complete the $3.2 billion Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion project, which will prevent frequent water from overflowing the banks of the Red River of the North.

“This is a unique …

Holcim US Invests in Green Bay Terminal Modernization in Partnership with Wisconsin DOT

GREEN BAY, WI — Holcim US is strengthening its maritime supply chain with the recent completion of a $13.2 million expansion and modernization of its terminal in Green Bay, Wisconsin — a project supported by the Wisconsin Harbor Assistance Program. Upgrades include construction of a new silo that will increase …

Final Year of Construction Gets Underway for Highway 23 South Gap Project

WILLMAR, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation announces the commencement of the final year of construction on the Highway 23 South Gap project. Crews will be working away from traffic zones on signing and striping roadway in preparation of a traffic lane switch. Additional offline work includes box culvert …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2023 Excellence in Construction Awards

MADISON, WI — Six Wisconsin construction companies received Excellence in Construction Awards at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) annual Contractor-Engineer Conference in Wisconsin Dells.

“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 …

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Kraus-Anderson Begins Demos at Bloomington’s Southtown Shopping Center

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Kraus-Anderson (KA) Realty & Development has begun to demolish the former Toys R Us and Herberger’s buildings at Southtown Shopping Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. Removal of the outdated buildings marks a step toward re-envisioning Southtown for contemporary uses.

“When Kraus-Anderson built Southtown in 1960, it was adjacent …

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McGough Nears Completion on the Schoenecker Center, Elevating Interdisciplinary Learning at the University of St. Thomas

Construction activities are wrapping up at the new $110 million Schoenecker Center on the South Campus of the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, blending arts and sciences in one integrated facility.

“This all-new building was designed in collaboration with multiple industry partners to ensure St. Thomas is …

Wisconsin Governor Celebrates more than $1B Federal Grant to Replace Blatnik Bridge

MADISON, WI — Gov. Tony Evers recently celebrated the more than $1.05 billion federal grant jointly awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to replace the aging John A. Blatnik Bridge between Superior, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota. The funding is being awarded …

Minnesota Governor Announces 2024 Infrastructure Plan

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz announces the Governor and Lieutenant Governor’s 2024 Infrastructure Plan, their capital investment recommendation for the upcoming legislative session. The $982 million plan invests in infrastructure improvements across the state, including funding for water and transportation infrastructure, housing, and public safety.

“The investments in …

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HGA Partners with the City of Edina to Reduce Carbon Emissions Toward Net Zero Emissions

EDINA, MN — Interdisciplinary design firm HGA continues an ongoing partnership with the City of Edina, Minnesota, to support the community’s path to reducing carbon emissions. Edina has long been a leader in sustainability and tackling environmental issues. With a partnership beginning in 2019, HGA and the City of Edina …

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Jacobs-Designed Critical Transportation Infrastructure Keeps Wisconsin Moving

MILWAUKEE, WI — Critical infrastructure in Wisconsin is moving forward with the completion of two major roadway projects — the North Leg of the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee and an 11-mile stretch of WIS 15 in Outagamie County, just northwest of Appleton. The Jacobs team played a significant role in …

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South Dakota DOT Completes 13-Mile Overhaul of I-90 West of Sioux Falls

Running from Boston to Seattle, Interstate 90 (I-90) is an east-west transcontinental freeway that passes through the southern half of South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) recently completed a project on a 13-mile stretch of I-90 west of Sioux Falls.

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Billions Committed to Grow the Economy, Create Jobs, and Enhance Shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System

DETROIT, MI — The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announces the release of an independent survey of public and private infrastructure investments to enhance marine shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System. These investments sustain 241,286 U.S. and Canadian jobs and help contribute to the …

FHWA and Roadway Safety Foundation Honor Minnesota DOT Safety Project

ST. PAUL, MN — Ten highway safety projects, representing the best of the nation’s roadway safety practices, were recently honored with National Roadway Safety Awards at a Capitol Hill ceremony. In the Western Builder area, a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project installing more than 80 “J-turn” intersections received one …

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Gilbane Building Company Selected to Lead Construction Management for Mayo Clinic Health Care Project

ROCHESTER, MN — Gilbane Building Company, Foster + Partners, and CannonDesign have collaborated with Mayo Clinic to realize a revolutionary new vision for health care.

“We are honored to build this transformational project working with our trade partners to deliver the highest quality buildings," said Thomas F. Gilbane, …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinic in Whitehall, Wisconsin

WHITEHALL, WI — Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed construction on Gundersen Tri-County Hospital, a new hospital and renovated clinic for Gundersen Health System in Whitehall, Wisconsin.

The new facility replaces the current 60-year-old hospital, serving Whitehall, Blair, Independence, and surrounding communities. The 17,000-square-foot clinic was also remodeled. Construction began in March …

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Two Years of IIJA Investments Fuel Growth Across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

In November 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden’s administration proposed this legislation to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle …

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USDOT Announces $110M Grant to Improve Transportation Options in Madison, Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $110.6 million construction grant award to Madison, Wisconsin, for the new East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The grant, funded by President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will be used to build a 15-mile …

Lochner Selected to Lead Five-Year Commercial Service Airport Contract in South Dakota

PIERRE, SD — H.W. Lochner Inc. (Lochner), a provider of infrastructure planning and engineering services, has been selected by the Pierre Regional Airport (PIR) in South Dakota to lead the pavement rehabilitation and electrical systems replacement for Runway 13-31, addressing critical needs outlined in the airport's Capital Improvement Project program. …

Minnesota DOT’s 2023 Construction Season Advanced Nearly 230 Projects that Improve Mobility, Safety, and Accessibility

ST. PAUL, MN — As temperatures continue to cool and winter settles across the state, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces that the agency advanced or completed 227 road and bridge projects during the 2023 construction season.
“[Last] year’s construction season resulted in safer roads, bridges, intersections, and improved …

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DSG Breaks Ground on a New Facility in Fargo, North Dakota

FARGO, ND — Dakota Supply Group (DSG), a distributor of products and services, celebrates the groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility in Fargo, North Dakota. The facility is scheduled to open in 2025. The new 126,000-square-foot facility's location has access to 45th Street in Fargo, 9th Street in West Fargo, …

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Wisconsin Historical Society Granted Authority to Construct New History Center

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin History Center project reached another significant milestone when the State Building Commission unanimously approved the society's request for authorization to construct the new facility. The approval effectively moves the project into the demolition and construction phase. Demolition is slated to begin in early 2024, while …

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Faith Technologies Receives AGC 2023 BUILD Wisconsin Award

MENASHA, WI — Faith Technologies, an electrical planning, engineering, design, and installation contractor, recently received a 2023 BUILD Wisconsin Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin in the Specialty Contractor - Electrical category.

AGC of Wisconsin recognized Faith Technologies for its work for Exact Sciences, a global …

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Gilbane Building Co. and C.D. Smith Partner for $456M Expansion of the Baird Center in Downtown Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Center District, owner of the Baird Center in downtown Milwaukee, has embarked on a $456 million expansion of the convention center.

“We were turning away business, because of the limitations of our facility,” says Marty Brooks, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Center District (WCD). “We were losing …

Governor Evers, Wisconsin DOT Announce more than $134M in Quarterly Aid Payments for Local Roads and Communities

MADISON, WI — Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), announces that Wisconsin municipalities received more than $134 million in fourth quarterly payments for 2023 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

“Good local roads and bridges are part of what makes transportation infrastructure …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes NDSU’s New $45.2M Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota office of Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed the final, third phase of the $45.2 million Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex for North Dakota State University in Fargo. The new facility is located along University Drive, adjacent to the Shelly Ellig Indoor Track and Field Facility …

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Ryan Completes PrairieCare Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Expansion Ahead of Schedule

BROOKLYN PARK, MN — More than a third of young adults are struggling with mental illness, and nearly a third of Minnesota students are grappling with long-term mental health issues. To address the growing need, Ryan Companies was able to finish PrairieCare’s youth and young adult psychiatric inpatient hospital expansion …

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AIA Central States Announces 2023 Excellence in Design Awards

CRANDON, WI — The American Institute of Architects, Central States (AIA Central States) recognizes RDG with a 2023 Excellence in Design Award for the Forest County Potawatomi Community Center (Large Commercial Architecture) in Crandon, Wisconsin.

"This recognition underscores our commitment to delivering projects that are not only architecturally innovative but …

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HGA-Designed Surgical and Critical Care Facility Breaks Ground at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The new HGA-designed surgical and critical care facility at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the largest facilities project in Allina Health’s history. The new center will reimagine the hospital campus, revitalize infrastructure, and optimize essential services, providing a foundation for the future of Abbott Northwestern Hospital and …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes New $99M High School in Owatonna, Minnesota

OWATONNA, MN — Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed construction on a new $99 million high school in Owatonna, Minnesota. The project is part of a $112 million district bond referendum, which voters passed in November 2019. Construction began in May of 2021.

Designed by Wold Architects and Engineers, the three-story, …

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Southeastern Wisconsin’s I-43 North-South Project Widens and Modernizes 14-Mile Corridor

With the 14-mile Interstate 43 North-South project stretching from urban Glendale, Wisconsin, into largely rural areas of Ozaukee County, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and their contractors face a variety of challenges. Those range from heavy traffic to railroad tracks and sensitive environmental features – not to mention the …

AECOM Joint Venture Awarded Contract with US Army Corps of Engineers to Improve Water Infrastructure Resiliency

CINCINNATI, OH — A joint venture between AECOM and Black & Veatch (AECOM-B&V Lakes and Rivers JV) has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide architectural and engineering services for infrastructure projects for the 17 states within the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, and …

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Northwestern Mutual Kicks Off Construction Phase of Downtown North Office Building Modernization Project

MILWAUKEE, WI — Northwestern Mutual recently held a kickoff celebration with the Milwaukee community for its $500 million North Office Building Modernization project. The North Office Building, located in downtown Milwaukee, will be transformed to expand the company's workplace and employee experience.

"[This] marks a major milestone in our investment …

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Stantec Selected to Design New Materials Exploration and Advanced Materials Processing Facility for the University of North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, ND — Stantec, in partnership with ICON Architectural Group, has been selected to provide integrated design services for the new 28,000-square-foot Materials Exploration and Advanced Materials Processing Facility (MatEx) as part of the University of North Dakota (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). The new …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes Phase 2 of Roseau Community Schools $43M Renovation

ROSEAU, MN — Kraus-Anderson has completed phase 2 of an overall $43 million renovation for Roseau Community Schools located in Roseau, Minnesota. The multi-phase, 141,000-square-foot project began in July of 2020 following the approval of a bond referendum which voters passed by nearly 75%.

Designed by JLG Architects, the …

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Lunda Construction Company Replaces I-94 Bridges Despite Unpredictable Rush River

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation that funded the creation of the Interstate Highway System. In the years that followed that momentous occasion, multiple highways and bridges were built. Almost 70 years later, many of the bridges and highways continue to exist and serve the driving public. Repairs …

AGC of Wisconsin Announces 2023 BUILD Wisconsin Awards Winning Entries

MADISON, WI — The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin announces the winning entries for the 2023 BUILD Wisconsin Awards. The BUILD Wisconsin Awards program is open to all AGC of Wisconsin general contractor and specialty contractor members in good standing.

According to AGC of Wisconsin, the awards celebrate each …

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Groundbreaking Event Officially Marks the Beginning of Appleton Public Library Project

APPLETON, WI — A new chapter has begun as The Boldt Company and the Appleton community celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Appleton Public Library. Expanding on its current site, the new construction will add over 7,000 square feet and feature a curved glass pavilion on the south facade and …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes Ziegler Cat’s New Rental Store in Dayton, Minnesota

DAYTON, MN — Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed construction on a 17,200-square-foot rental store for Ziegler Cat located in Dayton, Minnesota. Designed by CNH Architects, the two-story facility replaces the former building.

One of Caterpillar’s largest dealers in North America, Ziegler is expanding its equipment sales, rental, and repair …

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Innovative Funding Model Keeps $3.2B Flood Protection Project Afloat

FARGO, ND — North Dakota is second only to the state of Louisiana when it comes to inland flood risk in the U.S., and protecting people, homes, businesses, and property from the flooding of the Red River is critical, especially with the risk of serious floods growing.

A record-setting flood …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Breaks Ground on New Mandaree Wellness Center

MANDAREE, ND — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national, family-owned construction management and contracting company, recently broke ground on the Mandaree Wellness Center, located in Mandaree, North Dakota. The project is being completed by AP in partnership with Brunton Architects.

AP employees, alongside the Mandaree community and Brunton …

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Suburban Roadway Expansion Named 2023 APWA Project of the Year

MILWAUKEE, WI — The reconstruction and expansion of a two-mile stretch of a suburban roadway in the Greater Milwaukee Area earned the 2023 Transportation Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) Wisconsin Chapter.

As general contractor, Michels Road & Stone, Inc. was among the …

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Minnesota DOT Upgrades Highway 52 Zumbrota to Cannon Falls

Safety and operational improvements to busy southbound Highway 52 from Zumbrota to Cannon Falls, Minnesota, remain on track to complete by the end of this year.

“It’s a growing corridor between Rochester, the third largest city in the state and the Twin Cities metro area, Minneapolis and St. Paul, which …

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$129M in Funding is Released to Support Rural Health Care Projects

A new round of health care funding allocations was recently announced. This new funding will support approximately 170 rural health care projects waiting to be launched nationwide. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers several types of rural programs, and the agency announces new funding (totaling $129 million) in Emergency …

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Green Infrastructure Funding Represents Upcoming Projects Currently in Design Phases Throughout the U.S.

A significant amount of funding is now available for green infrastructure projects. These types of projects promote environmentally friendly solutions to current problems, and the funding supports rain gardens, stormwater parks, permeable pavement, subsurface detention systems, tree planting, solar installations, and electrified school buses. Primarily, the projects are designed for …

Governor Evers Joins Wisconsin DOT Officials, Community Leaders to Celebrate WIS 50 Improvements in Kenosha County

MADISON, WI — Gov. Tony Evers recently joined Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) officials and community leaders in Kenosha to celebrate the improvements to Wisconsin Highway 50 (WIS 50) in Kenosha County.

“Highway 50 serves as a critical east-west connector route in the southeast corner of our state, and these …

PCL Construction Completes Minnesota Zoo Treetop Trail, the World's Longest Elevated Pedestrian Loop

MINNESOTA, MN — PCL Construction announces that the Minnesota Zoo Treetop Trail is officially open to the public. Constructing the trail began in May of 2022.

The project consisted of repurposing the zoo's old monorail track to make the 1.25-mile elevated walking path, rising to 32 feet above ground at …

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Rural Access Infrastructure Funding Provides State and Local Partnership for Inventory and Replacement of Small Structures

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation recently received $8.33 million to repair and rebuild culverts and small bridges on township and county secondary roads in counties across South Dakota. The South Dakota State Legislature established the Rural Access Infrastructure Fund (RAIF) in 2021 to help counties and …

McGough Receives MNSHARP Award for Schoenecker Center at the University of St. Thomas

ST. PAUL, MN — The University of St. Thomas Schoenecker Center project team recently celebrated receiving a MNSHARP award from the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA).

MNSHARP, otherwise known as the Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, is a MNOSHA program that recognizes major construction companies where …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County to Begin Construction on New $64.8M Hospital Serving Southwest Wisconsin

DARLINGTON, WI — Kraus-Anderson is about to begin construction on Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County (MHLC), a new $64.8 million replacement hospital and clinic building located on a 36-acre site at the intersection of WI State Highway 23 and County Highway K in Darlington, Wisconsin. As a critical access hospital, …

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Concept Design of the New Wisconsin History Center is Revealed

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Historical Society has unveiled the concept design for a new history center in Madison, Wisconsin, that is expected to be completed in late 2026. Stewarded by the Wisconsin Historical Society in partnership with SmithGroup, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, and Continuum Architects + Planners, …

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HNTB Selected to Rehabilitate Minneapolis’ Hennepin Avenue Suspension Bridge

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Hennepin County, Minnesota selects HNTB to rehabilitate Minneapolis’ Hennepin Avenue Suspension Bridge, which the firm designed more than 30 years ago. The project will improve safety, access to transit, and extend the structure’s useful life for decades to come.

“As the original designer of the bridge, this …

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Projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

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Bridge Projects Will be Abundant in 2024, Many Will Precede Other Types of Upcoming Opportunities

Bridge projects currently in the planning phases are abundant throughout the country. Most are large and complex, and the majority fall into the category of critical infrastructure. The examples that follow point to commonalities that can be found in planning documents. All projects are likely to launch late this year …

Minnesota DOT Receives Special Funding to Build an Interchange at Highway 23 and Highway 9 in New London

WILLMAR, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) received special funding through the Minnesota Legislature’s Corridors of Commerce program to build a quadrant interchange at the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 9 in New London. MnDOT District 8 was awarded $33 million, which includes funding for the interchange, …

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Yanmar CE North America Breaks Ground on 32,000-Square-Foot Expansion

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment North America (Yanmar CE North America), encompassing the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV brands, breaks ground on a 32,000-square-foot expansion to its Grand Rapids, Minnesota, facility. The expansion will greatly increase manufacturing capacity and allow for Yanmar compact track loaders to be manufactured …

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Ryan Partners with C. S. McCrossan to Develop Minnesota Science and Technology Center

MAPLE GROVE, MN — For more than 60 years, a 100-acre site located in Maple Grove, Minnesota, served as a source of aggregate used by C. S. McCrossan in the construction of many of the Twin Cities’ largest road and infrastructure projects.

Now, this site has a new purpose. Ryan …

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Wisconsin Center District and Gilbane | Smith Celebrate Topping Off Milestone on the Expanded Baird Center

MILWAUKEE, WI — Wisconsin Center District and Gilbane | Smith recently gathered with state and local leaders to celebrate the topping-off milestone for the expanded Baird Center in downtown Milwaukee. This achievement marks the completion of the steel structure of the expansion.

“This milestone really sets us up for the …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes Bryk on Broadway, Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Complex in Rochester, Minnesota

ROCHESTER, MN — The Rochester office of Kraus-Anderson has completed construction of Bryk on Broadway, a new mixed-use affordable housing complex in the Destination Medical Center district in Rochester, Minnesota. The 222,396-square-foot property is owned by local developers, led by Dirk Erickson.

Designed by ISG architects, the building …

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Wood County Solar Project in Wisconsin Earns an Envision Platinum Award for Sustainable Infrastructure

SARATOGA, WI — The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) awards Envision Platinum to Alliant Energy’s Wood County Solar Project, highlighting its contributions to sustainable development and clean and renewable energy.

Located in Saratoga, Wisconsin, the Wood County Solar Project, built by integrated engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contractor Burns & McDonnell, will …

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Minnesota Governor Signs State’s Largest-Ever Infrastructure Bill into Law

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz recently signed a $2.6 billion infrastructure bill, the largest in state history, into law alongside Lieutenant Governor Flanagan, legislators, labor leaders, and advocates. Walz signed the infrastructure bill along the Mississippi River near the Hennepin Avenue Bridge. Funding for reconstructing the bridge is …

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Two Projects in South Dakota Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) projects won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference in …

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Lunda Construction Overcomes Challenge after Challenge to Complete Racine Street Bridge Replacement Project

As Lunda Construction Co. of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, worked on the Racine Street Bridge Replacement project in Menasha, Wisconsin, in the heart of the pandemic, they dealt with supply chain delays for materials that are hard to procure even in normal times; fast, variable river currents; and a plethora …

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raSmith Receives State and National Structural Engineering Awards for UW-Madison Camp Randall Stadium South End Zone

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith has received state and national structural engineering excellence awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Both awards honor the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Camp Randall Stadium South End Zone. The ACEC Wisconsin Chapter awarded raSmith a Best of State Engineering Excellence award for the UW-Madison …

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HGA to Partner with CentraCare and the University of Minnesota on New Medical Campus in Rural Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — CentraCare, a health care system based in St. Cloud will work with the University of Minnesota’s Medical School to expand education and training, placing medical students in the heart of rural Minnesota. With data that suggests that individuals trained in rural settings stay in rural settings, the …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $15.1M to Fund the John Nolen Drive Reconstruction Project in Wisconsin

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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I-90 Reconstruction Creates Smoother Ride in Southeast South Dakota

McCook County, South Dakota, is about 30 miles northwest of Sioux Falls. Interstate 90 runs through the rural county, which is home to nearly 6,000 people. The longest east-west highway in the country, I-90 runs from Seattle to Boston. The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) is wrapping up a …

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Wisconsin Masonry Alliance Announces 2023 Excellence in Masonry Award Winning Projects

GREEN BAY, WI — The Wisconsin Masonry Alliance announces the winning projects for the 2023 Excellence in Masonry Awards. A panel of judges from around the state evaluated the entries based on design creativity, visual impact and acceptance, inspiring material usage, and the utilization of masonry. The 2023 Excellence in …

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Kraus-Anderson Milwaukee Selected as Construction Manager for New Olympia Fields VA Clinic in Oconomowoc

OCONOMOWOC, WI — The Milwaukee office of Kraus-Anderson (KA) has been selected as construction manager to build a new VA health care clinic at Olympia Fields in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, located on Highway 67 with access to I-94 and Highway 16. Kraus-Anderson is a health care construction manager.

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Crews Work Overtime in Tight Spaces to Complete Minnesota’s $95M Highway 10 Project

The $95 million Highway 10 project in Anoka, Minnesota, spans just 2.5 miles – but it involves two general contractors working on separate but adjacent parts, reconstructing and improving multiple roads, bridges, and intersections next to homes, businesses, and three cemeteries. In the densely populated community northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, …

University of Wisconsin South End Zone Cited in National Engineering Competition

MADISON, WI — raSmith of Brookfield, Wisconsin, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 56th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the structural design of the South End Zone at Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin …

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Michael Baker International Named Lead Designer for Minnesota DOT's I-494: Airport to Hwy 169 First Construction Design-Build Project

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Michael Baker International announces that the team led by C.S. McCrossan Construction, Inc., which includes Michael Baker International as the Lead Designer, has been selected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for the $377 million I-494: Airport to Hwy 169 First Construction Design-Build Project in …

KLJ Honored with Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award in South Dakota

PIERRE, SD — KLJ Engineering (KLJ) announces that KLJ, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Transportation Program, and Loiseau Construction, Inc. were recently recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Dakota (ACEC/SD) and the South Dakota Engineering Society (SDES). The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Route 7 to US …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $240M to Support Additional Bus Rapid Transit in the Twin Cities

ST. PAUL, MN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a grant award of $239.3 million to support the Twin Cities’ Metropolitan Council as it constructs the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The FTA Full Funding Grant Agreement will help the Metropolitan Council …

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Kraus-Anderson Completes Big Baer, Hunt Electric’s New 250,000-Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility in Hudson

HUDSON, WI — Kraus-Anderson Construction (KA) has completed Hunt Electric’s new 250,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in Hudson, Wisconsin. Based in Bloomington, Minnesota, Hunt Electric is a national electrical design, build, and maintenance firm.

In 2020, Hunt Electric moved its 150,000-square-foot prefabrication operations — called Little Baer — to Hudson. The …

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SEH Receives Two Engineering Excellence Awards from ACEC-MN

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Two SEH project teams received engineering excellence awards during the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota’s (ACEC-MN) Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Program.

SEH received the Grand Award for the 10th Avenue Bridge SE Rehabilitation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and an Honor Award for the Morningside Avenue/CSAH …

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KLJ Engineering Honored with Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award in South Dakota

TODD COUNTY, SD — KLJ Engineering (KLJ) announces that KLJ, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Transportation Program, and Loiseau Construction, Inc. were recently recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Dakota (ACEC/SD) and the South Dakota Engineering Society (SDES). The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Route 7 …

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University of Wisconsin–Madison Builds New Recreation Center

As part of a $236 million recreational master plan, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, nears completion of the new Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center, with a gymnasium, pool, and ice rink.

“We are about to open this up, less than three years since our last one,” says Sadat Khan, Senior Associate …

raSmith Provides Civil Engineering Services for New Wellness + Recreation Center at Marquette University

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultant, is providing site planning, site design, landscape architecture, and land surveying services for the new Wellness + Recreation Center at Marquette University. The site design includes the redevelopment of the front entry plaza and streetscape along 16th Street; pedestrian safety and …

City of Milwaukee Kicks Off Construction Season with Major Corridor Projects

MILWAUKEE, WI — The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works, in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), is beginning its construction season with a series of major projects that will incorporate traffic calming, pedestrian/bicycle safety improvements, and curb ramps built to current Americans with Disabilities Act standards. …

Preferred Alternative Selected for Oregon/Jackson Street Bridge Improvement in City of Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces a high-level, fixed bridge on a partially offset alignment as the preferred design alternative in the ongoing Oregon/Jackson Street Bridge Environmental Study. The study was launched to address noted deficiencies in the aging structure.

WisDOT chose Alternative 4M …

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Aleut Awarded Design-Build/Design-Bid-Build Contract by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ST. PAUL, MN — Aleut Flood Management, LLC (Aleut) recently received a Multiple Award Task Order Contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) St. Paul District, which will provide construction of and/or design and construction of civil works projects within both the St. Paul and Rock Island …

Interstate 90 Exit 37 Reconstruction Project Continues

STURGIS, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) announces the third phase of a four-phase project to reconstruct the exit 37 interchange on Interstate 90, near Sturgis, has begun. The project includes the reconstruction of the exit 37 interchange, eastbound grading and paving on I-90 from west of …

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raSmith Leverages Redevelopment Experience and Knowledge to Advance Olympia Fields Mixed-Use Development

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil engineering, landscape architecture, and land surveying firm, continues to support and fulfill the vision of developer Wangard Partners, the City of Oconomowoc, and stakeholders on Olympia Fields, a complex 65-acre redevelopment on the former Olympia Resort property and adjacent parcels. Through …

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Sasaki Reveals Design Proposal for Lake Monona's Waterfront

MADISON, WI — Following 14 weeks of research, community listening, and design, Sasaki designers reveal their proposal for Lake Monona’s waterfront in Madison, Wisconsin. “Voices of the Lake: Monona’s Waterfront” envisions how Lake Monona can become a destination for years to come, while reflecting the voices of communities who have …

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Burns & McDonnell Completes 250 MWac of Solar Projects for Alliant Energy in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — Burns & McDonnell has completed engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services for three Alliant Energy solar projects in Wisconsin. The projects are part of Alliant Energy’s Clean Energy Blueprint. These projects are now energized:

  • Bear Creek — 50-MWac
  • North Rock — 50-MWac
  • Wood County — 150-MWac

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Harley-Davidson Announces Plans for Community Park to Benefit its Employees and the Milwaukee Community

MILWAUKEE, WI — Harley-Davidson announces plans to transform a central element of its Juneau Avenue campus headquarters into a public park to benefit its employees and its hometown community, in addition to attracting people to Milwaukee Wisconsin’s Near West Side.

HGA is the architect of record for the transformation in …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2022 Excellence in Construction Awards

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI — Six Wisconsin construction companies received Excellence in Construction Awards at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held in Wisconsin Dells.

Top winners include an asphalt paving project in Lincoln County, a concrete paving project in Washburn County, a grading project in Brown …

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Mathiowetz Construction Removes 200,000 Cubic Yards of Muck Before Building Roadway for Central Minnesota’s Highway 23 North Gap Project

As Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, reconstructs and expands 9 miles of Highway 23 near the Chain of Lakes in central Minnesota, they have spent many months stabilizing soils. That includes removing about 200,000 cubic yards of muck using a rolling surcharge, relocating part of a stream, and placing …

Strategic Municipal Services, Inc. Announces Request for Prequalifications for Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District Project

KAUKAUNA, WI — The Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District is completing the rehabilitation of their gravity interceptor system. The system is approximately 5.5 miles long. The remaining concrete mains will be lined (CIPP) and structure interiors coated (high build epoxy). The work generally includes four categories of work: …

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AIA Minnesota Awards Design of Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Facility

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards LEO A DALY’s design of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office with a Framework for Design Excellence Commendation. The framework, which establishes benchmarks to advance architecture nationwide, focuses on 10 categories. LEO A DALY was …

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Ryan Companies to Design-Build University of St. Thomas Multiuse Arena with Crawford Architects

SAINT PAUL, MN — Ryan Companies has been selected as the design-builder, in partnership with Crawford Architects, for the Lee and Penny Anderson Arena at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. By fall 2025, the university will have a brand-new arena to go along with its …

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Transitioning to a Cleaner Energy Future: West Riverside Energy Center Project Wins OCEA Bronze Award

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the West Riverside Energy Center in Beloit, Wisconsin, as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Bronze Award Winner. The OCEA Award, which recognizes civil engineering projects around the country, honors projects that exemplify engineering skill and provide considerable contributions to local and …

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Jensen Builds 12 Drilled Shafts Completely Underwater for Pierre-Fort Pierre Bridge Project as Missouri River Elevation Fluctuates

As Jensen Construction Company of Des Moines, Iowa, constructs the $49.99 million Pierre-Fort Pierre Bridge project in central South Dakota, “The biggest challenge is building the drilled shafts with the top of the shafts below water, as river elevations fluctuate 3 to 4 feet every day due to a hydroelectric …

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Hunzinger Construction Breaks Ground on New GEA Facility in Janesville, Wisconsin

Janesville, WI — Hunzinger Construction and GEA marked the official start of construction of GEA's new repair, logistics, assembly, production, and training facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. The company will invest about $20 million in the new site in response to growing demand for separators, decanters, valves, pumps, and homogenizers, which …

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AIA Minnesota Announces 2022 Honor Award Recipients

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota recently honored two Minnesota projects with Honor Awards. The awards were announced at AIA Minnesota Awards Celebration at the Lumber Exchange in Minneapolis. Established by AIA Minnesota in 1954, the Honor Awards recognize outstanding built projects by AIA Minnesota members, or …

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Two Bolton & Menk Projects Receive APWA-MN Honorable Mention Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The American Public Works Association - Minnesota Chapter (APWA-MN) has awarded the City of Minneapolis’ 4th Street Reconstruction Project the 2022 APWA-MN Project of the Year Honorable Mention Award. This award recognizes a project that maintains safety, uses innovative construction management, and has strong community relations throughout …

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New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, over 1,000 transportation projects in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

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Staging Small, Frequently Changing Work Areas, IGE Rehabilitates Bridge and Improves Safety

For the U.S. 10/WIS 66 bridge over Interstate 39 project in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, “The big storyline was finding enough room to do the work,” said Logan Griesmer, Project Manager for General Contractor Integrity Grading & Excavating, Inc., (IGE) of Schofield, Wisconsin. “This project isn’t large in overall …

USDOT Announces $48.2M Loan for Rural Highway Safety Project in Nicollet County, Minnesota

NICOLLET, MN — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a low-interest loan of up to $48.2 million to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) to reconstruct 12 miles of Highway 14 to a four-lane, divided highway from …

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Minnesota Zoo Takes Big Step in Construction of Treetop Trail, World's Longest Elevated Pedestrian Loop

APPLE VALLEY, MN — A big step in the construction of the Minnesota Zoo's Treetop Trail was recently taken as the official first segment of the trail was raised into place.

Members of the PCL Construction team hoisted a 20-foot by 8-foot piece of the trail, complete with railing, onto …

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West Riverside Energy Center Project Honored with 2022 OCEA Bronze Award

BELOIT, WI — Alliant Energy’s West Riverside Energy Center, a 730-megawatt power generation facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, earned the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Bronze Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The honor, announced at a gala in Anaheim, California, is one of the most prestigious in civil …

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Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). …

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KWK Architects Completes New Mixed Grade, Living/Learning Wagoner Hall at Augustana University

SIOUX FALLS, SD — South Dakota’s largest private university, Augustana University, has made the shift to mixed-grade housing for the 2022-2023 school year with the recent completion of Wagoner Hall designed by St. Louis-based KWK Architects. The growing campus also welcomed its largest first-year student class since 1970 with …

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Silver Creek and Stewart River Bridges Project Restores Trout Habitat while Making Northeast Minnesota’s Highway 61 Safer

Replacing and rehabilitating aging structures on Highway 61 north of Two Harbors, Minnesota, requires careful measures to deal with Lake Superior storms, hard bluestone, stream restoration, and a bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Minnesota-based Northland Constructors of Duluth, Inc., started the $12.63 million Silver Creek and …

Preferred Alternative Announced for I-94 East-West Project in Milwaukee County

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration announce a preferred alternative for reconstruction of the I-94 East-West corridor between 70th Street and 16th Street in Milwaukee County. The preferred alternative improves safety, replaces aging infrastructure, and reduces congestion on the nearly 60-year-old highway. …

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HNTB Continuing Active Transportation Scoping Partnership with Minnesota DOT

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has selected HNTB to provide bicycle and pedestrian scoping recommendations for projects in its 10-year Capital Highway Investment Plan.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with MnDOT to help enhance bicycle and pedestrian mobility and improve safety,” said Sara Hage …

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Scherrer Completes Construction on Delavan-Darien Athletic Complex

DELAVAN, WI — Scherrer Construction Co., Inc., a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, in partnership with Blue Design Group LLC and Point of Beginning, Inc. recently completed the construction of Borg Stadium for Delavan-Darien School District in Delavan, Wisconsin.

The 8,000-square-foot facility features a synthetic turf multi-use …

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Weesner Family Amphitheater Receives AIA Minnesota 25 Year Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Zoological Gardens-Weesner Family Amphitheater, located in Apple Valley, Minnesota, and designed by HGA, is the 2022 recipient of the 25 Year Award.

The project team included Gary Reetz, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge/Project Manager; Bill Blanski, FAIA, Project Designer; and Jim Butler, AIA, all …

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C.D. Smith Construction Builds World’s Tallest Mass Timber Structure in Milwaukee

C.D. Smith Construction of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recently finished erecting the tallest mass timber structure in the world. With 19 stories of mass timber built on top of a six-story concrete and steel base, the $80 million Ascent apartment building offers 259 luxury units in downtown Milwaukee.

Because the mass timber …

Faith Technologies Receives AGC 2022 Build Wisconsin Award

MENASHA, WI — Faith Technologies, an electrical planning, engineering, design, and installation contractor, was awarded a 2022 BUILD Wisconsin Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin in the Specialty Contractor - Electrical category.

AGC Wisconsin recognized Faith Technologies for its work on the Children’s Wisconsin Master Campus …

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Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce Designs Unveiled

FITCHBURG, WI — The Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce unveiled designs for its future business incubator called The Gateway. The 15,000-square-foot facility in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, will include classrooms, a commercial kitchen for training and food preparation, retail, and entrepreneurial spaces.

Shive-Hattery Architectural Intern Jerry Rodriguez said, “I can't express how …

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Medical College of Wisconsin Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Cancer Research Building

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) recently broke ground on the new 150,000-square-foot cancer research building that will play a significant role in mitigating the cancer burden throughout eastern Wisconsin and beyond.

MCW leadership along with supporters from the community and government representatives took part in the …

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DLR Group Represents USA’s Bid for World’s Expo in 2027

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — In anticipation of the next World’s Fair, DLR Group is representing the United States’ bid to host the Expo in Minneapolis as the project designer. The United States is competing against Thailand, Serbia, Spain, and Argentina to host the expo.

The design theme “Healthy People, Healthy Planet: …

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HGA Minneapolis Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA’s commitment to employee and client wellbeing is demonstrated through the newly achieved WELL Health-Safety Rating by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in the Minneapolis office. All HGA offices are expected to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is informed by the …

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Anderson Western Rehabs 50-Year-Old Pipes Along US 212

Average daily traffic on U.S. Highway 212 from Newell to Maurine, South Dakota shows minimal growth over the next 15 years and the two-lane road is in decent condition. So, why is the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) performing a mill and overlay project on a road that doesn’t …

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AGC of Wisconsin Announces the Winning Entries of the 2022 BUILD Wisconsin Awards

MADISON, WI — The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin announces the winning entries for the 2022 BUILD Wisconsin Awards. The BUILD Wisconsin Awards program is open to all AGC of Wisconsin general contractor and specialty contractor members in good standing. The awards stand as a testament to each member’s …

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Minnesota DOT Project Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

A Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project won a regional award in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with …

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Ames Construction Constructs a New Bridge as Part of 64th Avenue South Upgrades in Fargo

Fargo, North Dakota, has been experiencing significant population growth. The city of Fargo is working on the 64th Avenue South construction project in response to the increase in traffic. The project aims to improve system linkage to allow for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. The two-phase …

General John W. Vessey Readiness Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

ARDEN HILLS, MN — The General John W. Vessey Readiness Center in Arden Hills, Minnesota, has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of high-performance green buildings.

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Stantec Celebrates Groundbreaking for Green Bay Shipyard

GREEN BAY, WI — Stantec celebrates the groundbreaking for Phase I of the Green Bay Shipyard redevelopment. Upon completion, the once vacant 17-acre brownfield will offer an assortment of attractions and programming designed to serve as a prominent, year-round destination within the upper Midwest. As lead consultant for Phase I, …

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Historic 3rd Avenue Bridge Nears Completion

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — COWI in North America is nearing completion of its rehabilitation work as the construction engineer for Ames Construction on the historic Third Avenue Bridge, located in Minneapolis, over the Mississippi River. The landmark structure carries road traffic across the Mississippi River and upper fringes of Saint Anthony …

Westwood Hills Nature Center: Certified Net Zero Energy in a Cold Climate

ST. LOUIS PARK, MN — The Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, recently achieved Zero Energy Certification from the International Living Future Institute (IFLI).

The Center is part of a 160-acre nature park featuring prairie, forest, and marsh areas in the heart of the city. Working closely …

AECOM Awarded Contract by the City of Madison to Design the First Municipal PFAS Treatment Facility in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — AECOM announces it has been awarded a contract by the Water Utility of the City of Madison to provide per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) solutions for municipal drinking water treatment facilities. In this role, AECOM will deliver engineering design for the installation of PFAS treatment systems and …

USACE, USBR Celebrate Completion of Lower Yellowstone Fish Bypass Channel with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) recently cut the ribbon on the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project, completing construction on the $44-million, 2.1-mile-long channel. The intake diversion dam supplies irrigation water to the area, providing a natural source to the …

Innovative Flex Lane on Madison Beltline is a First for Wisconsin

Making the most of what you have is a cliché of positive thinking. However, it also is an apt way to describe a project from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) – the Flex Lane on U.S. 12 in Dane County. The roughly 10-mile project area is located in Madison, …

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Construction on Highway 87 in Frazee Begins

DETROIT LAKES, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently began the first stages of construction on Highway 87 in the City of Frazee, between the south side of Highway 10 to North River Drive.

The 2022 “complete streets” project includes resurfacing and reconstructing Highway 87, replacing city utilities, …

Minnesota Army National Guard Division Headquarters Wins SAME Grand Design Award

ARDEN HILLS, MN — The Minnesota Army National Guard Division Headquarters in Arden Hills, Minnesota, designed by LEO A DALY and built by Stahl Construction, has been named the Grand Design Award winner (built) in the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME) biannual Design Awards program. Representing the …

Baudette Rainy River International Bridge Replacement Wins National Engineering Design Award from ACEC

BAUDETTE, MN — Stantec recently received a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition for a project in Baudette, Minnesota. The annual competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value. …

JAX Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI — JAX INC., a company focusing on specialty lubricants, recently broke ground on its new corporate headquarters. The 120,000-square-foot facility will be located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and will include a two-story office space as well as large production and distribution spaces.

Berghammer Construction Corporation is …

Interstate 90 Exit 37 Reconstruction Project Begins

STURGIS, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says the first phase of a four-phase project to reconstruct the exit 37 interchange on Interstate 90, near Sturgis, has begun. The project includes the reconstruction of the exit 37 interchange, eastbound grading on I-90, paving from west of exit …

Kindeva’s New Global Headquarters and R&D Facility Supports Business Growth and Cultural Transformation

WOODBURY, MN — Kindeva, a technology company in Minnesota, is a contract development and manufacturing organization in the pharmaceutical industry. They provide technologies and services, from formulation and product development to commercial manufacturing, including inhalation drug delivery, transdermal drug delivery, microstructure transdermal systems, and connected drug delivery.

As a recent …

Final US 83 Project Underway to Update 68-Mile White River to Murdo Corridor in South Dakota

Work nears completion on an $112 million, 68-mile stretch of U.S. 83 in South Dakota, featuring new pavement and a shared-use path, as the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) upgrades the corridor from White River to Murdo.

“We’ve done seven projects along that stretch in a very short timeframe …

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McMahon Designs Newest Clinic Location for Neuroscience Group

APPLETON, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, is the designer of Appleton's new Neuroscience Group location on West Calumet Street in Appleton. The clinic was designed in an existing office building, previously occupied by an insurance company, and features both clinical areas for patients as …

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Construction Begins on Highway 71 in Bemidji, Minnesota

BEMIDJI, MN — A Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) construction project on Highway 71 between Highway 197 and Winter Sumac Road in Bemidji has begun. It includes the construction of a roundabout at Anne Street and seven reduced conflict intersections (J-Turns).

This complex project will be constructed in four general …

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Minnesota DOT Cleans Up Complicated Glenwood Intersection With Highway 29 Overpass

Every motorist wants roads that will get them to their destination quickly and reliably. Sometimes, impediments exist leading to delays and uncertainty. In Glenwood, Minnesota – located in the western part of the state on Lake Minnewaska – the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Pope County are partnering on …

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DANR Announces More Than $1.1B for South Dakota Environmental Projects

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announces the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $1,102,749,980 in grants and loans for drinking water and wastewater projects in South Dakota.

The $1,102,749,980 total includes $415,243,398 in grants and $687,506,582 in low-interest loans with …

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Calhoun Road Project Receives 2022 Excellence in Highway Design Award

BROOKFIELD, WI — The Calhoun Road (CTH M to WIS 190) project in Brookfield, Wisconsin, was recently selected to receive a 2022 Excellence in Highway Design award in the Best Local Program Design category from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). raSmith collaborated with the City of Brookfield, WisDOT, and …

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Minnesota DOT Announces 2022 State Construction Projects

ST. PAUL, MN — More than 230 construction projects that will help maintain Minnesota’s roads, bridges, and transportation infrastructure; improve safety and mobility; and support jobs will be worked on across the state this year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces.

The planned 2022 construction projects include 184 road …

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Lunda Construction Co. Builds New Bridges on WIS 35/54 Over Trempealeau River

As the original bridges spanning the east and west canals of the Trempealeau River on WIS 35/54 began aging, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has embarked on replacements.

“The two bridges on 35 had reached their service lives and are being replaced,” says Nick Pitsch, Project Manager for …

Urban Reconstruction Project to Continue in Gettysburg

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will continue progress on the reconstruction of U.S. Highway 212 in Gettysburg. Work on the project includes grading, storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting, and PCC pavement. The work will be completed in seven phases scheduled over two construction …

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Interstate 90 Construction Beginning in McCook County

SALEM, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says work is underway to reconstruct Interstate 90 westbound lanes from Salem to Humboldt. Two-way traffic will be used in the eastbound lanes during the reconstruction of the westbound lanes, which recently began. Two-way traffic will continue until the reconstruction …

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McMahon Designs New Facility for Northeast Wisconsin’s Largest and Fastest Growing Office Technology Providers

APPLETON, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, is the designer behind the new Gordon Flesch Company Appleton location — a facility that will expand the technology provider’s showroom space and provide a location for the company’s new call center.  

The new office located on Tempest …

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Burns & McDonnell Awarded EPC Contract for Two New LNG Peak Shaving Facilities in Southeastern Wisconsin

IXONIA, WI — We Energies has contracted Burns & McDonnell to provide engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) peaking facilities in southeastern Wisconsin, near Ixonia and Bluff Creek. The facilities are needed to support long-term growth in the region and allow the utilities to continue providing additional …

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Marquette University Unveils Plans for Reimagined Wellness + Recreation Facility

MILWAUKEE, WI — Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell announces plans to fully reimagine the Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center. Located on the southwest edge of the Milwaukee campus, the reimagined Wellness + Recreation facility will bring together the campus’s fitness and recreation facilities with the Counseling Center and …

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Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Rail Receives $31.8M Federal Boost

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) together with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announce a $31.8-million federal grant for station and rail segment improvements to double passenger rail service and increase freight efficiency along the corridor that connects the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee, and Chicago. …

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Mead & Hunt Wins Minnesota DOT Concrete Paving Award for Highway Expansion Project

ROCHESTER, MN — Mead & Hunt’s TH 14 Expansion Design-Build Verification project has received a Concrete Paving Award from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). This award honors Minnesota concrete paving projects of exceptional quality that provide significant benefit to the surrounding community.

Highway 14 between Owatonna and Dodge …

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Sioux Falls Main Pump Station Wins South Dakota Engineering Society Eastern Chapter Project of the Year Award

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The City of Sioux Falls and HR Green have won the SDES Eastern Chapter Project of the Year Award for the Sioux Falls Main Pump Station (MPS).

The MPS project consists of the design, bidding, and construction of a wastewater pump station that pumps 90 percent …

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Pulse Flow Reverse Osmosis Offers Higher Water Recovery and Lower Brine Reject

As droughts and growing population affect water security around the globe, desalination becomes an increasingly important option. In communities searching for sustainable, long-term solutions, new technology can increase the efficiency of water treatment efforts.

Initially developed in the late 1950s, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination evolved into the leading desalination process. …

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I-90 and LaCrosse Street Interchange Reconstruction Adds Capacity to Keep Up with Growth in Rapid City

Ever met anyone who likes waiting in traffic? No one has. One of the aims of nearly every infrastructure project is to increase capacity in some way to improve traffic flow. The big question that needs to be answered is how to improve traffic flow. The South Dakota Department of …

City of Richfield Receives ACEC-MN Honor Award

RICHFIELD, MN — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC-MN) recently recognized the City of Richfield at their Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet. The Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction project received an Honor award for the work in providing multimodal infrastructure to this corridor while using stakeholder engagement to gather input …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2021 Excellence in Construction Awards

MADISON, WI — Six Wisconsin construction companies received Excellence in Construction Awards at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held in Madison.

Top winners include an asphalt paving project in Oneida and Vilas counties, a concrete paving project in Milwaukee County, a grading project in Menominee …

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Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association Recognizes Statewide Concrete Design Award Winners

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association (WRMCA) has recognized the winners for the 40th Annual Concrete Design Awards. The awards are a part of a program highlighting best uses of ready-mixed concrete in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). Award winners were determined by a panel of …

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The Medical College of Wisconsin Selects Mortenson for MCW Cancer Research Building

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has selected Mortenson as the construction manager for the MCW Cancer Research Building. This announcement comes just months after selecting CannonDesign as the architect on the MCW-led project team.

The team at Mortenson’s Milwaukee office and CannonDesign first joined forces over …

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Minnesota’s I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater Reconstruction Nears Completion

Along a 39-mile stretch of Interstate 94 between the towns of Maple Grove and Clearwater, drivers traveling through Minnesota endured two years of extensive construction. Improvements and upgrades – including new travel lanes, rebuilding of bridges, resurfacing of deteriorating pavement, access lane construction and drainage improvements, and the addition of …

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South Dakota DOT Provides John C. Waldron Memorial Bridge Project Update

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) announces that the John C. Waldron Memorial Bridge project schedule is being revised. Initial construction of the Waldron Memorial Bridge, which connects the cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre, began with underwater substructure work.

The substructure work consists of placing …

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Ryan Breaks Ground on Highland Bridge Medical Office, Names Additional Tenants

SAINT PAUL, MN — Construction has begun on the Class A, multi-tenant medical office building at Highland Bridge, a 122-acre mixed-use master development located along the Mississippi River in the Highland Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota. In late September of 2021, the two-story, 60,000-square-foot project was announced as 73 …

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I-94 Business Loop Reconstruction Improves Safety for Both Vehicles and Pedestrians

Located in southwest North Dakota is the city of Dickinson. The city, which has a population of approximately 22,000, is about an hour south of the Baaken Oil Shale Basin and was impacted by the oil boom the state experienced. The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the City …

Governor Evers Funding Local Transportation with Quarterly Aid Payment of More Than $132M

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announce that municipalities across the state received more than $132 million in the first quarterly payments for 2022 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2022, local governments will receive more than …

Minnesota DOT Awards $18M for Transportation Projects that Support Economic Development

ST. PAUL, MN — Eight construction projects in different areas of the state will receive a total of $18 million to improve transportation infrastructure that supports economic growth, the Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced.

The funding comes from the state’s competitive Transportation Economic Development program. The TED program targets …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

SUPERIOR, WI — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid action on …

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raSmith Provides Civil Engineering Services for Oakes Road Reconstruction

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith provided civil engineering, surveying, and construction services to the Village of Mount Pleasant for the reconstruction of Oakes Road. Oakes Road is a major north-south thoroughfare that stretches from WIS 20 (Washington Avenue on the north) to WIS 11 (Durand Avenue on the south). The Oakes …

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Scherrer Construction Breaks Ground on New Millennium Headquarters

DELAVAN, WI — Scherrer Construction Co., Inc., a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, recently began construction on a 75,000-square-foot headquarters for Millennium, an end-to-end solutions provider of fiber optic broadband networks.

The new headquarters will feature two floors of offices and a 60,000-square-foot warehouse. The new facility …

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Stantec-Atkins-Dewberry Team Selected to Support National Flood Mapping and Risk Mitigation for FEMA

DENVER, CO — Stantec, as part of the Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction II (STARR II) Joint Venture, has been selected by FEMA to provide engineering and technical services for the National Flood Insurance Program under a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued at up to $300 million. STARR …

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J. Jeffers & Co. Hosts Groundbreaking and Holiday Tree Lighting for Horlick Belle City Square

RACINE, WI — J. Jeffers & Co., along with CG Schmidt recently hosted a groundbreaking and holiday tree lighting at Belle City Square in Racine, Wisconsin (located within the formerly known Historic Horlick Malted Milk complex). The event began with a groundbreaking for the new Avenue buildings, the third …

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FHWA Selects Stantec-Led Joint Venture for Construction Management and Inspection Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) has selected the Stantec-Volkert-JMT Joint Venture to lead a five-year, $80-million shared capacity task order contract for construction management and inspection services. In this role, the team will support EFLHD in administering …

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Mathiowetz Construction Utilizes Machine Control Technology on Highway 212 Expansion for Greater Accuracy

There are companies for whom GNSS-based solutions are a welcome addition, a good way to streamline the workflow, even a great means to bolster the bottom line. Then there’s Mathiowetz Construction. The Sleepy-Eye, Minnesota-based contractor has embraced the technology to such a degree that to perform without it seems …

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Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center Earns Highest Environmental Certification in the World

FINLAND, MN — The Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Lodge at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center — an internationally-recognized leader in environmental education — is the first renovation project in the world to receive full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification by the International Living Future Institute. The International Living Future Institute …

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Wisconsin Center District Breaks Ground on $420M Convention Center Expansion

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) leadership and board members, elected officials, and community leaders recently broke ground for the Wisconsin Center expansion. The $420-million project will take up one square city block on Kilbourn Avenue, between Vel R. Phillips Avenue and Sixth Street, and include 650,000 square …

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HGA Wins 2021 Lean Construction Institute Design Award

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI — HGA was recognized for Aurora Health Care’s new Ambulatory Surgery Center and Medical Office Building in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, in the first annual Lean in Design Awards program by the Lean Construction Institute. This $130 million investment, which opened in the summer of 2020, offers new …

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Work is Complete on I-94 Between Maple Grove, Rogers

ROSEVILLE, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has completed the final improvements and upgrades to the nine-mile stretch of Interstate 94 between Maple Grove and Rogers. The city of Dayton is opening a new diverging diamond interchange in the same project area.

“This project highlights a great partnership …

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Final Leg of Zoo Interchange Underway in Wisconsin

Work on the final northern part of the Zoo Interchange on Interstate 41 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, progresses smoothly.

“The main purpose is to improve overall traffic capacity and reduce congestion,” says Sean Race, Project Manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). “This is one of the most heavily …

Wisconsin Governor Funding Local Transportation with $129.7M Quarterly Aid Payment

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announce that municipalities across the state received nearly $130 million in the fourth quarterly payments for 2021 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2020, local governments received more than $505 million …

Monroe Truck Equipment Unveils New Commercial Campus

MONROE, WI — Monroe Truck Equipment announces the completion and launch of their most recent expansion — a new, dedicated upfitting facility to support commercial work truck customers located in Monroe, Wisconsin.

This location was built to better serve local, regional, and fleet customers, while also supporting the newly dedicated …

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Scherrer Construction Completes $35M Karcher Middle School

BURLINGTON, WI — Scherrer Construction Co., Inc., a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, in partnership with Plunkett Raysich Architects LLP, recently completed a $35-million construction project to build the new Karcher Middle School within the Burlington Area School District.

The new 145,000-square-foot school will serve more …

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Stantec Selected to Lead Feasibility Study for Gregory County Pumped Storage Project

LUCAS, SD — Stantec, a company focusing on sustainable design and engineering, has been selected by Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) to conduct a feasibility study for the Gregory County Pumped Storage Project located on Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River, near Lucas, South Dakota. The proposed 1,800 …

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Ryan Companies to Develop New Medical Office Building at Highland Bridge

ST. PAUL, MN — Construction of a Class A, multi-tenant medical office building is slated to break ground early December at Highland Bridge. Ryan Companies US, Inc. is developing, designing, and building Highland Bridge Medical Office, which will be located on the corner of Ford Parkway and Mount Curve Boulevard. …

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Rapidly Growing Northland Crane Service Supports Multiple Industries Around Minnesota

In just a few years, Erik Peterson has grown Minnesota-based Northland Crane Service from the ground up, from one to six cranes, including two new National 55L cranes from Aspen Equipment.

“We can lift anything that needs to be lifted, from setting roof trusses to HVAC units to hot …

North Dakota DOT Wins Regional Transportation Award

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) received a regional award for the new Long X Bridge located in western North Dakota. The award was announced at the America’s Transportation Awards, held at the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials conference.

The project won in …

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HGA Wins Two AIA Wisconsin Design Awards

MILWAUKEE, WI — HGA has won two architecture awards for design excellence in the 2021 Design Awards program, sponsored by AIA Wisconsin. The firm won an Honor Award for the Milwaukee Ballet - Baumgartner Center for Dance in Milwaukee and an Honorable Mention for Trestle Park along the Milwaukee …

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Oregon School District’s Forest Edge Elementary is First Net Zero School in Wisconsin

OREGON, WI — The Oregon School District joins a group of forward-looking national organizations with their new Forest Edge Elementary School. Completed in 2020, the 126,580-square-foot facility has officially become the first Net Zero Energy (NZE) school in Wisconsin.

“Our board and district has a long-standing commitment to being leaders …

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McMahon Designs Pair of Residence Halls for Lakeland University

PLYMOUTH, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, is partnering with Lakeland University to build two new residence halls on its campus in Plymouth, Wisconsin.

McMahon’s work on the $26-million project consists of demolishing two existing outdated residence halls and constructing two new, identical halls, a …

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South Dakota DOT Project Wins 2021 American Concrete Pipe Association Project Achievement Award

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) Veterans Parkway Project (Rice Street to Interstate 90) was chosen as the recipient of the 2021 American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) Project Achievement Award. The purpose of the annual project achievement award is to recognize agencies who demonstrate creative …

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Minnesota Announces Comprehensive Drinking Water Plan for 14 East Metro Communities Impacted by PFAS

ST. PAUL, MN — After holding nearly 80 public and workgroup meetings and receiving more than 330 public comments, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have released a drinking water supply plan for the 14 communities impacted by 3M’s PFAS contamination in the …

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Foothills Contracting Rebuilds US 83 in South Dakota

Crews rebuilding an 11-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 83 south of Murdo, South Dakota, are cutting the tops off hills and filling in the low spots to make the road safer, with fewer elevation changes and curves.

“We’re really changing the sightlines and passing lanes,” says Rob Knight, President …

Wisconsin DOT I-94 North-South Project Wins National Acclaim

MILWAUKEE, WI — America’s Transportation Awards named the I-94 North-South Freeway Project in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties one of the nation’s outstanding infrastructure projects for 2021.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) completed the I-94 North-South Project on schedule and under budget in 2020. A key link for interstate …

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Minnesota DOT Announces Completion of 35W@94 Project in Minneapolis

ROSEVILLE, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces that the I-35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project is complete.

“To the residents of Minneapolis, the local businesses, and all Minnesotans who travel on I-35W and I-94, we want to say thank you for [your] patience,” said MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson …

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McMahon Designs Indoor Training Facility for Former Big-League Pitcher

LAWRENCE, WI — McMahon, a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, designed the newly opened Impact Sports Academy (ISA), an elite indoor baseball and softball training facility located in the Town of Lawrence, just outside of Green Bay.

ISA is owned by former Major League Baseball pitcher Jason Berken. …

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PEAK Initiative Celebrates Opening of Expanded Youth Community Center

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Kellogg PEAK Initiative (PEAK) celebrated the grand opening of its expanded community center, marking a milestone toward increasing educational and leadership programming for young people and families facing social and economic hurdles in Milwaukee.

Located in Tiefenthaler Park on Milwaukee’s northwest side, the expanded community center, …

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James Peterson Sons Inc. Leads Reconstruction of WIS 47 Through Menominee Tribal Lands

Situated in tribal lands of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, the 2.62-mile reconstruction of Wisconsin 47 in Keshena, Wisconsin, required an archaeologist onsite for all digging operations and ongoing coordination with tribal staff.

Spread over parts of two years, the six-phase project also included an assortment of traffic control …

Work Commences at the $6.5M Delavan-Darien Athletic Complex

DELAVAN, WI — Scherrer Construction Co., Inc., a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, in partnership with Blue Design Group LLC and Point of Beginning, Inc., recently broke ground on a $6.5-million athletic complex for the Delavan-Darien School District.

The 8,000-square-foot athletic complex will feature a new …

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Hwy 60 Eagle Lake to Elysian Construction Complete

MANKATO, MN — Construction on Highway 60 between Eagle Lake and Elysian (Phase 1) is complete and the detour was recently removed.

The second phase of construction on Highway 60 between the City of Elysian to the junction with Highway 13 in Waterville is underway and traffic is detoured to …

2021 BUILD Wisconsin Awards Winning Entries Announced

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin announces the winning entries for the 2021 BUILD Wisconsin Awards.

The BUILD Wisconsin Awards program is open to all AGC of Wisconsin General Contractor and Specialty Contractor Members in good standing. Entries were evaluated by a panel of judges assembled …

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C.D. Smith Celebrates Grand Opening at City of Madison Nakoosa Trail Fleet Facility Project

MADISON, WI — The C.D. Smith Construction team recently joined the City of Madison for the ribbon-cutting and open house of the Nakoosa Trail City Fleet & Radio Shop Building. The event included a message from Mahanth S. Joishy, City of Madison, Fleet Superintendent and comments from Hannah Mohelnitzky, City …

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Barr Engineering Co. Earns APWA 2021 Public Works Project of the Year Award

MINOT, ND — Barr Engineering announces that Phases 2 & 3 of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection project earned American Public Works Association’s (APWA) 2021 Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Small Cities Rural Communities category, in the $25 million to $75 million division.

The …

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Shafer Contracting and Minnesota DOT Create New Pathway for Highway 14

Aiming to spur economic development in the area, the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) new 12.5-mile road from Dodge Center and Owatonna will also increase capacity and improve safety on Highway 14 in Dodge and Stelle counties.

“It’s charting a new route for the highway through what had been …

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EPA Announces $569M WIFIA Loan for Flood, Climate Resilience in the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area

FARGO, ND — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a $569-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan for a project to increase climate resilience for communities in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area by reducing flood risks. This project will provide critical health and the environmental protections and create …

Wisconsin DOT Announces Municipalities Receive $160M in Quarterly Transportation Aid

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) recently announced that local governments across the state received more than $160 million in the third quarterly payments for 2021 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2020, local governments received more …

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The PEAK Initiative Celebrates Grand Opening of Newly Renovated Program Center in Tiefenthaler Park

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Kellogg PEAK Initiative (PEAK) recently celebrated the grand opening of their newly renovated program center. The event program was followed by breakout activities, refreshments featuring local vendors, and building tours/open house. The event featured remarks from Dan Schiller, Executive Director of PEAK, as well as words …

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Sherman Associates, Firefighters For Healing Break Ground on Moment Apartments Tower

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Sherman Associates recently broke ground on Moment Apartments, a 10-story, 222-unit apartment tower. The second floor of the building will be home to Firefighters For Healing and its Transitional Healing Center for injured fighters and burn victims.

Sherman acquired the site from Thrivent Financial, whose headquarters recently …

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Consolidated Construction Co. Accelerates Building of COVID-19 Quarantine Facility for the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe

As COVID-19 ravaged the country, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal leaders took steps to protect its members by building the COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Facility, a food pantry and day care center on the Lake Traverse Reservation in northeastern South Dakota.

“We were lucky that our leadership had enough foresight to …

Wisconsin Governor Breaks Ground on WIS 15 Project in Outagamie County

HORTONVILLE, WI — Governor Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and state and local officials, announces the start of construction for a WIS 15 project in Outagamie County that creates 11 miles of four-lane divided highway that will bypass the village of Hortonville.

“This project is …

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Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association Recognizes Excellence in Concrete Design

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association (WRMCA) has recognized the winners for the 39th Annual Concrete Design Awards. The awards are a part of a program showcasing best uses of ready-mixed concrete. Award winners were determined by a panel of Wisconsin/UP educators and construction professionals.

The award …

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Walker Art Center Expansion Wins AIA Architecture Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The AIA 2021 Architecture Award celebrates the best contemporary architecture by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A panel of architects representing different firms across the country evaluated the award submissions.

“This award recognizes the Walker’s investment in enhancing the visitor experience and attracting a …

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North Dakota’s Long X Bridge Replacement Nears Completion

In the state’s fabled Badlands region, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is wrapping up its two-year Long X Bridge Project on U.S. Highway 85 near Watford City. The $34 million project has replaced a bridge, built in 1959, which was named to commemorate the legendary Long X cattle …

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Bloomington City Council Adopts Stantec-Led Suburban Retrofit Strategy

BLOOMINGTON, MN — The Bloomington City Council has adopted the Lyndale Avenue Retrofit Strategy, a plan to shape the future of this Gateway Development District corridor. Developed by Stantec, this suburban retrofit strategy culminates a year-long community-led process focused on transforming Lyndale Avenue into a thriving central spine within …

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Miron Construction to Open Green Bay Office

GREEN BAY, WI — Miron Construction Co., Inc., a construction firm, will open an office at the Titletown Office building, which the firm is currently building. In addition to this new location, Miron has offices in Neenah, Wausau, Eau Claire, Madison, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“After …

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NIRSA Honors HOK-Designed Wisconsin Recreation Center in 2021 Outstanding Facilities Awards

MADISON, WI — The University of Wisconsin-Madison Nicholas Recreation Center has been recognized by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) as a 2021 Outstanding Facilities winner.

The annual awards recognize new buildings, renovations, and expansions that demonstrate excellence in architectural design, function, and creativity while elevating the higher education experience …

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Wisconsin Center Begins Subcontractor Bidding Process for $420M Expansion Construction

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Wisconsin Center District (WCD), along with its owner’s representative, CAA ICON, and construction firm partners Gilbane Building Company and C.D. Smith Construction, who have formed a joint venture as Gilbane | Smith Wisconsin Center Expansion (Gilbane | Smith), are opening the subcontractor bidding process for …

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CG Schmidt Hosts Groundbreaking at Historic Horlick District 2200 Building

RACINE, WI — CG Schmidt recently hosted a groundbreaking at the Historic Racine Horlick Malted Milk Complex’s 2200 building, featuring remarks from representatives of J. Jeffers, CG Schmidt Construction, the City of Racine, and AG Architecture. The event celebrated the beginning of work on the second mixed and …

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Minnesota DOT Announces 2021 State Construction Projects

ST. PAUL, MN — More than 200 construction projects that will help maintain Minnesota’s roads and bridges, improve safety, and support thousands of construction jobs across the state will be worked on this year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces. In addition, crews will make safety and infrastructure improvements …

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Wisconsin DOT Extends Service Life of Six Bridges Over US 14

Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin. As an active thriving city, Madison draws commuters from the surrounding areas. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is in the middle of the U.S. 14 Bridges project which is taking place just outside of Madison. The …

Municipalities Receive $99M in Quarterly Transportation Aid in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI — Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announce that municipalities across the state received more than $99 million in the second quarterly payments for 2021 for General Transportation, Connecting Highway, and Expressway Policing Aids.

For calendar year 2020, local governments received more than $505 …

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Central Standard Craft Distillery Plans Summer Opening

MILWAUKEE, WI — In a cue that life is beginning to return to normal, Central Standard Craft Distillery Co-Founders Evan Hughes and Pat McQuillan have announced a Thursday, July 22 grand opening of their downtown Milwaukee distillery experience.

Once renovated, the formerly vacant three-story, 11,700-square-foot building will be transformed through …

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Public-Private Partnership Brings Willmar Rail Connector Project to Fruition

America’s infrastructure is in need of repair as evidenced by the D+ grade it got on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Upgrading the system has been a challenge as the government is perpetually underfunding infrastructure. Public-private partnerships are one way to sweeten …

HDR Earns 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards in Wisconsin

BELOIT, WI — Several HDR projects received 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards from multiple state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The state chapters each recognize the winning project teams and clients at local awards ceremonies throughout the fall, winter, and spring.

The state-winning projects advanced to the …

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Minnesota Governor Announces 2021 Local Jobs and Projects Plan

ST. PAUL, MN — Governor Tim Walz announces his 2021 Local Jobs and Projects Plan, his capital investment recommendation for the current legislative session. The plan invests $518.086 million in infrastructure projects across the state to maintain existing buildings, invest in communities, and ensure that the state can leverage available …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2020 Excellence in Construction Awards

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announces six Excellence in Construction Awards for 2020 during the annual Contractor-Engineer Conference. Top winners include an asphalt paving project in Lincoln County, a concrete paving project in Outagamie County, a grading project in Kenosha County, a small bridge project in …

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City of Prior Lake Downtown Project Named CEAM Project of the Year Honorable Mention

PRIOR LAKE, MN — The City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM) recognized the City of Prior Lake’s CSAH 21 Downtown Improvement project as a 2020 Project of the Year Honorable Mention. This award is given to outstanding engineering projects that have contributed to Minnesota’s quality of life. A public engagement …

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University of St. Thomas Residence Hall Becomes First in Midwest to Achieve LEED Platinum

SAINT PAUL, MN — Tight deadlines and quarters are not unusual for student housing projects, but it is always a race against the clock. Then add a worldwide pandemic and there is a whole new set of challenges to face. Defying the unforeseen trials imposed by COVID-19, Ryan Companies and …

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MCEA Awards SEH Client Ramsey County with 2020 Project of the Year

SHOREVIEW, MN — Ramsey County has been honored with the Minnesota County Engineers Association’s (MCEA) 2020 Project of the Year Award for the I-694/Rice Street Interchange Project, located in the cities of Shoreview and Vadnais Heights, Minnesota. The county teamed with SEH and general contractor Redstone Construction, LLC to …

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Timmons Construction Partners with South Dakota DOT on US 14/6th Street Reconstruction

A city-state collaboration has brought Brookings, South Dakota, a reconstructed U.S. 14/6th Street through the center of town, increasing safety and traffic flow.

“Sixth Street is the major road through the town of Brookings,” says John Rittershaus, Project Manager for the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT). “That roadway …

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Rihm Kenworth Opens New Dealership in Albert Lea

ALBERT LEA, MN — Rihm Kenworth, a truck dealership in Minnesota, recently opened a new facility in Albert Lea to meet the growing demand for trucks, parts, and services.

The new dealership is located off Interstate 35 in Albert Lea. Rihm Kenworth is part of Rihm Family Companies. …

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Findorff Wins Awards for Sustainable Projects

MADISON, WI — Findorff has completed 36 LEED-certified facilities. Of those facilities, Findorff would like to congratulate and highlight recent acknowledgments from the Dane County Climate Champions and the U.S. Green Building Council West North Central (USGBC WNC) Region 2020 Regional Leadership Award. They include:

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Pipestone Water Treatment Facility Honored with EPA AQUARIUS Award

PIPESTONE, MN — The City of Pipestone, Minnesota, has received one of five AQUARIUS Awards through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program. The city’s water treatment plant was recently recognized for its excellence in problem solving to address the community’s health and environmental issues. …

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Minnesota DOT, Carver County, Norwood Young America Announce Completion of Hwy 212

ROSEVILLE, MN — Highway 212 recently opened to traffic. The nearly completed highway features safety and accessibility improvements, biking and walking trails, a new underpass, and a new roundabout at Highway 5/Highway 25/County Road 33. The project, which began in June, will be completed in spring 2021 when crews finish …

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I-43 Rehabilitation in Northeast Wisconsin Brings Many Benefits

In the infrastructure world, new construction draws the headlines. However, rehab projects are just as vital for many reasons. The I-43 project in Northeast Wisconsin is a rehab project that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has undertaken, and it has many benefits.

I-43, a four-lane highway and a major …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $40.9M Grant Award for East West Bus Rapid Transit Project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, WI — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $40.9-million grant award to Milwaukee County for the East West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The project will provide faster, more reliable transit service along the region’s busiest travel corridor from downtown …

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McGough Development Wins Minnesota Brownfields ReScape Award

EDINA, MN — GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. (GZA), a multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, announces that its client, McGough Development of Roseville, Minnesota, was awarded the Minnesota Brownfields ReScape Award for the redevelopment of an environmentally impacted, underutilized industrial site to serve as its new …

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McMahon Associates Completes Work on Fox West YMCA Child Care Center Addition

GREENVILLE, WI — The Fox West YMCA’s expanded child care center is now open after being under construction since June of 2019. McMahon Associates, Inc. (McMAHON), a full-service, professional engineering and architectural firm, was engaged to design the nearly 12,000-foot expansion and remodel with partner Miron Construction Co., Inc. providing …

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HDR's METRO C Line Project Receives National Recognition

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized HDR's C Line Bus Rapid Transit project with a national award. The project, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, won the National Recognition Award.

Metro Transit had an ambitious vision to build a new $37-million, 8.4-mile bus rapid transit line …

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HGA Wins AIA Minnesota Honor Awards

ST. PAUL, MN — HGA won two 2020 American Institute of Architects Minnesota Honor Awards for projects in the Western Builder area that exemplify architectural excellence. HGA projects that were awarded include St. Paul Academy and Summit School Upper School Addition and Renovation in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Westwood Hills …

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Minnesota DOT Upgrades I-35W at I-94, the State’s Busiest Freeway

The $239 million I-35W at I-94: Downtown to Crosstown project will reconstruct existing infrastructure and provide dedicated bus transit access into downtown Minneapolis.

“It’s a massive construction project, and things are going really well,” says Steven Barrett, Project Manager for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

Although the department …

North Dakota DOT Wraps Up 193 Projects as Construction Season Closes

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) wraps up work on 193 road and bridge projects during the 2020 construction season, which is coming to a close around the state.

“2020 was a tremendous year for the NDDOT and the state of North Dakota,” said NDDOT Director …

Minnesota DOT Awards $61M to Improve State’s Freight Transportation Network

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) awarded $61 million in funding for 13 highway infrastructure projects that will improve freight mobility, safety, and first- and last-mile freight connections throughout Minnesota.

The awards are part of a second round of transportation funding offered to Minnesota cities, counties, …

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USGBC West North Central Region's 2020 Leadership Awards

MADISON, WI — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) West North Central region's 2020 Community Leadership Award program honors individuals and organizations whose exemplary work has been influential in the expansion of sustainable, higher-performing buildings and LEED projects throughout the region's local USGBC communities of Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri …

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Westwood Hills Nature Center on Track for Zero Energy

ST. LOUIS PARK, MN — Sitting on 160 acres of forest, marsh, and restored prairie in the heart of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, is the new Westwood Hills Nature Center interpretive center. Designed by HGA, a multi-disciplinary design firm, the net zero-energy project includes indoor and outdoor spaces aimed …

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Minnesota DOT Advances More Than 200 Road Projects During 2020 Construction Season

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) advanced or completed more than 200 road and bridge projects during the 2020 construction season that is now wrapping up throughout Minnesota. An additional 36 projects enhanced safety at railroad crossings, and 15 projects extended or repaired runways or other …

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Mount Marty University Celebrates Newly Opened Athletic Facility

YANKTON, SD — Mount Marty University (MMU) recently celebrated the official opening of its new athletic facility, the Ruth Donohoe First Dakota Fieldhouse. Designed by RDG Planning & Design, the fieldhouse serves as a centerpiece for the MMU campus and provides space for student activities, recreation and athletic practices, …

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Deep Foundation Group Takes on Unique Structural Project for North Dakota Caterpillar Facility

Deep Foundation Group is reinforcing the foundation in a building at the Caterpillar Remanufacturing Drivetrain facility in West Fargo, in North Dakota’s Red River Valley, to prepare the structure for the installation of a heavy machine.

“This is a unique project, because the building was existing, and we had to …

Stantec to Provide Engineering Services for Three Bridges in North Dakota

BISMARCK, ND — Global design firm, Stantec, was selected by the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) to provide engineering-design services for three bridge projects over the Maple River. The projects include the replacement of two bridges on I-94 and one on ND 10, as well as the construction …

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International Bridge Construction Complete, Open to Restricted Travel

BAUDETTE, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), in cooperation with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has completed the replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge on Hwy 72 in the City of Baudette, Minnesota, and Hwy 11 in the Town of Rainy River, Ontario.
The construction began in …

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McLeod Cooperative Power Celebrates New Facility Ribbon Cutting

GLENCOE, MN — McLeod Cooperative Power (MCPA), Tegra Group, Brunton Architects and Engineers, and Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) celebrate the ribbon cutting and open house of their new facility. The event featured remarks of thanks from key team members, an official ribbon cutting, and tours of the …

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HGA Wins IIDA Northland FAB Awards

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HGA recently won two IIDA Northland FAB awards honoring the best interior design projects. The winning projects in Minnesota include the Sleep Number Headquarters in Minneapolis and Tractorworks in Minneapolis.

Sleep Number Headquarters - IIDA Northland FAB Award, Large Workplace
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Terex Utilities Opens 450,000-Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities announces that its new manufacturing headquarters is now fully functional, and the first production units have rolled off the line. The 450,000-square-foot facility brings production operations under one roof on a 55-acre site in Watertown, South Dakota. The new facility houses assembly, fiberglass, paint, and …

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Historic Downtown Fargo Gets a New Look

The Main Avenue Makeover Project in Fargo, North Dakota, reconstructs and reconfigures the prime arterial street in the downtown business district and finished early.

“It’s a total reconstruction of the existing surface of the street and sidewalks,” says Bob Nelson, Project Manager for contractor Dakota Underground Co. of Fargo. …

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State and Local Officials Celebrate the Early Completion of the Main Avenue Phase 2 Reconstruction Project

FARGO, ND — Today, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Bill Panos and Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, along with representatives from the offices of Senator Hoeven, Senator Cramer, and other state and local officials, celebrated the completion of the second and final phase of the Main Avenue reconstruction with …

Wisconsin Local Governments Receive Almost $130M in Quarterly Transportation Aid

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin communities recently received $129,698,460 in transportation funding payments, the last quarterly payments for 2020. For calendar year 2020, local governments received more than $505 million in general transportation aids (GTA) financial assistance to support transportation related projects — a 10 percent increase over calendar year 2019 …

Wisconsin-Minnesota Passenger Rail Project Selected to Receive $31.8M Federal Grant

MILWAUKEE, WI — The joint Wisconsin-Minnesota Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago (TCMC) Passenger Rail Project has been selected to receive a $31.8-million federal rail grant. The TCMC project will add an additional daily round-trip between the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee, and Chicago and points in-between, along the existing long-distance Amtrak Empire Builder …

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Komatsu Officially Breaks Ground for New Campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District

MILWAUKEE, WI — Building on its 135-year legacy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Komatsu Mining Corp. officially broke ground for its new headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue.

The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project. …

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CG Schmidt, J. Jeffers & Co. Break Ground on Historic Redevelopment Project

MILWAUKEE, WI — CG Schmidt recently hosted a groundbreaking at the Historic Racine Horlick Malted Milk Company, featuring remarks from representatives of J. Jeffers, CG Schmidt Construction, the City of Racine, and AG Architecture. The event celebrated the beginning of a mixed and re-adaptive use project that …

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Winneconne Bridge Competes for Top National Honor

WINNECONNE, WI — A bridge built by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) that boosts safety and recreation in Winneconne is one of 12 finalists in a national competition that will award $10,000 prizes based in part by public voting, the America’s Transportation Awards recently announced.

“The WIS 116 bridge …

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Wisconsin DOT Replaces Aging Eastbound Bridge Over US 10 in Waupaca

Wisconsin's segment of U.S. Highway 10 is classified as a principal arterial – this 4-lane highway serves as a major east/west freight and passenger corridor across the central part of the state, connecting communities in the Fox Valley area to western Wisconsin and the Minneapolis metropolitan area. US 10 also …

North Dakota DOT Receives Operations Excellence Award

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) received the Operations Excellence Award in the small project category of America’s Transportation Awards for establishing highway safety corridors in the state. NDDOT earned regional recognition in the national award program for providing solutions that increase safety and save lives, …

FTA Announces $928.8M Grant Agreement for Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail Transit Project

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $928.8-million grant agreement to the Metropolitan Council for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project extends an existing light rail line from downtown Minneapolis to the southwestern suburbs in a corridor …

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Reconfigured I-229/26th Street/Southeastern Avenue Intersections to Improve Safety and Traffic Flow

When complete, the $38 million Interstate 229/26th Street/Southeastern Avenue Reconstruction Project in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will reduce congestion and separate vehicular traffic from an active rail line.

“Separation from the railroad tracks was a huge safety issue,” says James Unruh, Project Manager and Design Consultant with HDR in …

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Stantec Awarded Bridge Inspection Contracts Across Three US States

DENVER, CO — Stantec has been selected to provide bridge inspection services for three U.S. State Departments of Transportation: Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). The work carried out by Stantec’s bridge inspection teams will use the latest technology …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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Minnesota DOT Crews Start Stage 2 of Construction in Starbuck

STARBUCK, MN — With Stage 1 completed recently in Starbuck, Minnesota Department of Transportation crews resumed work at the intersection of Highway 28, 29, and 114. In addition to the intersection closing to traffic, Highway 114 up to Eighth Street is also closed.

Stage 2 will be completed in two …

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I-494 Rehab On Track for On-Time Completion in Minnesota

A $32.9 million pavement preservation project on Interstate 494 in Inver Grove Heights nears completion, wrapping up a multiphase initiative before the end of the year.

“The pavement was in poor condition and needed rehabilitation,” says Jason Hedeen, Construction Engineer with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). “There also …

CII and MIMOSA Join Forces to Move Interoperability Forward for Capital Projects

AUSTIN, TX — CII and MIMOSA announce their collaboration to adopt and progress the standards for an open, vendor neutral digital ecosystem supporting data and systems interoperability in capital projects, operations, and maintenance enabling digital transformation of the full asset lifecycle.

The MOU establishes the basis for a CII/MIMOSA Joint …

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$6.75M Federal Grant will Repair Merrimac Bridge

MERRIMAC, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will receive a $6.75-million federal grant to complete the last phase of the Merrimac Bridge rehabilitation.

The grant was made under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program. It will cover about half the cost of the remaining work to upgrade …

South Dakota Transportation Commission Announces Federal Bridge Replacement Recipients

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 49 bridge replacement projects totaling approximately $25 million at a recent meeting in Pierre. Award recipients are:

  • Beadle County (7)
  • City of Big Stone City
  • Bon Homme County (2)
  • Brookings County
  • Brown County
  • Butte County (3)
  • City of Carthage
  • Douglas County …
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raSmith Receives State and National Structural Engineering Awards for UW-Madison School of Music

BROOKFIELD, WI — raSmith has received state and national structural engineering excellence awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Both awards honor the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Hamel Music Center.

The ACEC Wisconsin Chapter awarded raSmith a Best of State Engineering Excellence award for the UW-Madison project. raSmith was …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award

ORANGE PARK, FL — Twelve departments of transportation (DOTs) were named winners of the 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). This is a record number of PPAs awarded in a single year since the awards were first presented in 2001. The award celebrates long-life asphalt …

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South Dakota DOT Makes Headway on Veterans Parkway Expansion

Construction crews will soon complete one of the biggest state road projects in South Dakota’s history – the Veterans Parkway/Exit 402 Interchange Project in Minnehaha County, which is owned by the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT). This multifaceted undertaking is part of a long-range vision to create a 17-mile …

North Dakota DOT Officially Kicks Off Construction Season

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is kicking off the 2020 construction season with the help from the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. This year’s construction season consists of approximately $400 million of projects throughout North Dakota to enhance …

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Hoffman Construction Co. Partners With Wisconsin DOT to Rebuild I-94

Wisconsin’s $57.5 million highway improvement project on Interstate 94 near Knapp Hill will allow smoother travels for motorists.

“We have concrete pavement that is old and has gone through its complete life cycle,” says Nicole Passuello, Project Development Supervisor, with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region in …

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MacDonald & Mack Architects, Quinn Evans Complete Transformation of Historic Minneapolis Library

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The historic Arvonne Fraser Library, located adjacent to the University of Minnesota on the East Bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, has recently reopened after a two-year modernization effort. Formerly known as the Southeast Library, the renovation and restoration project preserves a singular example of Midwestern …

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Wisconsin Governor Announces $75M in Local Transportation Grants

GREEN BAY, WI — Gov. Tony Evers announces that 152 Wisconsin communities will receive grant awards from the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS), which is a one-time $75-million funding program for local transportation projects. Statewide, 84 towns, 34 cities and villages, and 34 counties will receive funding from the program.

“No …

Governor Evers Announces $40.5M in Harbor Grants

GREEN BAY, WI — Governor Tony Evers announces grants totaling $40,565,780 for eight harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin. Improvements will promote shipbuilding, waterborne freight, and assist economic development in local communities and statewide.

“Wisconsin has the unique advantage of being surrounded by water on three sides, with a …

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Hamel Music Center Earns ACEC National Recognition Award

MADISON, WI — raSmith of Brookfield, Wisconsin, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 53rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the Hamel Music Center at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Designers wanted the building’s acoustics and …

Miron Construction Moving to Hammes' Downtown Milwaukee Office Building

MILWAUKEE, WI — Miron Construction Co., Inc., a construction firm, announces that it will relocate its current Milwaukee office in the Milwaukee County Research Park to the Palladium building in downtown Milwaukee, which was developed by Hammes Company and completed in 2019. In addition to their Milwaukee office, Miron …

South Dakota Transportation Commission Announces 27 Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 27 preservation, rehabilitation, and replacement Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $14 million to local governments at a recent meeting in Pierre, South Dakota.

Grant recipients are: Aurora County, Beadle County (2), City of Belle Fourche, Bon Homme County, Brookings County, …

Minnesota's Winona Bridge Honored by AISC and NSBA

PITTSBURGH, PA — Michael Baker International, a provider of engineering, planning, and consulting services, announces that the Winona Bridge in Winona, Minnesota, has won a Prize Bridge Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA). The biennial Prize Bridge Awards honor significant …

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La Crosse Center Breaks Ground for Expansion

LA CROSSE, WI — The city of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Kraus-Anderson recently broke ground on a 32,000-square-foot expansion for the La Crosse Center after years of planning for the $42-million investment in the city’s convention center.

The La Crosse City Council voted unanimously to move forward with plans for …

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Wisconsin DOT Announces 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announces seven Excellence in Construction Awards for 2019 during the annual Contractor-Engineer Conference held recently in Madison.

“Wisconsin is fortunate to have so many talented, hardworking contractors who help produce quality infrastructure for millions of users,” said Beth Cannestra, Director …

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Firefighters for Healing Teams with Area Businesses to Create Transitional Healing Center

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Firefighters for Healing (FF4H), a nonprofit dedicated to helping burn survivors, first responders and their families navigate medical, financial and emotional needs after burn trauma or injury, announces plans to create a 15,000-square-foot Transitional Healing Center in downtown Minneapolis.

The new healing center will occupy part of …

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Pioneer Hall Design Wins Grand Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The University of Minnesota’s Pioneer Hall expansion and renovation project received a Grand Award at the recent American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota’s (ACEC/MN) 53rd Engineering Excellence Awards banquet.

TKDA led engineering and architecture design services on the project, collaborating with KWK Architects of St. …

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SMSC Cultural Center Receives ACEC-MN Honor Award

MINNETONKA, MN — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC-MN) recognized the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community at their Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet. The Cultural Center project received an Honor award for their work to build a facility where all community members can gather to teach their youth, attend …

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Doosan Bobcat North America Awards $7,500 to Regional Schools for STEM Projects

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat North America has awarded 15 grants totaling $7,500 to North Dakota elementary and middle school classrooms for projects focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This is the sixth year Doosan Bobcat has awarded Doosan Discovery Grants to accredited schools in communities where …

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Wisconsin Governor Announces Over $132M in Transportation Aid Payments to Local Governments

MADISON, WI — Local governments are seeing the first of the additional local road funding provided by the 2019-2021 budget. Governor Tony Evers announces that local governments received quarterly payments totaling $132,198,446 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). …

State Awards $18M for Transportation Economic Development Projects in Five Communities

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announces awards for five state highway projects that will help support growing industry and businesses, leverage private funding and improve the transportation system for all users.

The five projects will receive a total of $18 million as part of the …

Kraus-Anderson Completes Expansion, Renovation for WSU’s Education Village

WINONA, MN — A recent adaptive reuse project at Winona State University (WSU) leveraged three historic facilities to create a campus for teacher education. Kraus-Anderson recently completed an expansion and renovation for WSU’s Education Village, a national model to prepare, inspire and recruit students to be teachers.

The $33.2-million project, …

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Mortenson Construction Completes Tunnel on Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Campus

MILWAUKEE, WI — Mortenson Construction successfully finished the construction of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center tunnel. The tunnel brings high- and low-pressure steam to Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Versiti, Curative Care and the Milwaukee County DHHS Behavioral Health Division.

Mortenson replaced the existing tunnel …

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HGA Restores and Updates Minnesota State Capital

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The five-year-long historic restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol was recently completed and spearheaded by multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firm HGA, of Minneapolis. The project touched virtually every aspect of the capitol, from inside to outside, dome to basement.

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By the 21st century, the …
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Transportation Projects Commission Approves Removing Three Current Highway Project Studies

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (Transportation Projects Commission (TPC) recently met for the first time in five years. The commission received updates on major transportation projects across the state.

“The TPC meeting can play an important role in fostering stronger communication between the Legislature, transportation stakeholders, my …

Kraus-Anderson Construction Opens New Chamberlain Apartments

RICHFIELD, MN — Chamberlain Apartments recently opened on Richfield, Minnesota’s east side, delivering the first modern multi-family apartments on that side of the city since 1971. Along with project partners from Inland Development Partners, Urbanworks Architecture and Kraus-Anderson Construction, Mayor Maria Regan Gonzalez cut the ribbon on the …

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Seven Highway Projects Win National Roadway Safety Awards

GARFIELD COUNTY, WA — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation honored seven highway safety projects in five states with National Roadway Safety Awards as part of a biennial program to highlight successful approaches to improving roadway safety at the state and local level.

“While our roads …

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Doosan Bobcat to Increase Manufacturing Footprint with $26M Expansion at its Litchfield Facility

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat, a manufacturer in the compact equipment industry, announces plans for a $26-million expansion of its Litchfield, Minnesota, manufacturing facility. The investment will enable meeting an increased demand for Bobcat’s growing and expanded line of compact equipment and attachments.

The Litchfield announcement coincides with …

North Dakota DOT Celebrates Early Completion of Main Avenue Phase 1 Reconstruction Project

FARGO, ND — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Bill Panos, Deputy Mayor and Fargo Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, along with representatives from the offices of Senator Hoeven, Senator Cramer, Representative Armstrong and other state and local officials celebrated the completion of the first …

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Kicks Off Hwy 14 Expansion, Construction Contract Awarded

OWATONNA, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking east of Owatonna, Minnesota, to mark the kickoff of the Hwy 14 expansion project between Dodge Center and Owatonna. The event marks the start of the nearly $108-million construction project.

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces $900M Historic Investment in American Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 55 projects in 35 states.

“The administration is targeting BUILD Transportation …

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Bobcat Company Announces $17M Investment in Gwinner Manufacturing Facility

FARGO, ND — Bobcat Company, a manufacturer and distributer in the compact equipment industry, announces plans for a $17-million investment at its Gwinner, North Dakota, manufacturing facility.

“We are excited to strengthen our North Dakota manufacturing footprint. This project emphasizes our commitment to continuous improvement and to the Gwinner …

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Two Pickard Chilton Projects Win American Architecture Awards

NEW HAVEN, CN — Pickard Chilton, an architecture studio best known for its design of corporate headquarters and campuses, was honored with two American Architecture Awards for its design of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the ATCO corporate campus in Calgary, Alberta.

The American Architecture …

USDOT Announces $157M in Infrastructure Grants to 34 Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation …

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America’s Transportation Awards Competition Top 12 Projects Vying for Two Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twelve winning transportation projects from four U.S. regional competitions will battle it out in this year’s America’s Transportation Awards competition, which will give two $10,000 cash awards for a charity or transportation-related scholarship of the winners’ choosing. The scope of the projects in the final round include …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces $225M in Bridge Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.

By law, the funds were restricted to …

Wisconsin DOT Announces Criteria for $75M Local Government Grant Program

MADISON, WI — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is providing funding through a one-time grant program designed to address critical transportation needs throughout Wisconsin. The $75-million Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) grant program is available to local and tribal governments.

“The MLS program gives counties, towns, villages and cities the …

USDOT Announces $272M in State of Good Repair Program Grants to 10 Projects in 10 States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces more than $272 million in grant funding to 10 rail projects in 10 states. Funding is provided through FRA’s Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (SOGR Program) and will help to repair and rehabilitate …

Six Western State DOTs Win Awards for Projects that Strengthen Communities, Improve Lives

GLENDALE, AZ — Eight transportation projects from six western state departments of transportation (DOT) recently received top honors in the regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. Some of the winning projects are credited with improving safety for schoolchildren, protecting wildlife habitats and restoring access to communities after mudslides.

“For 12 years, …

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FRA Announces More Than $326M in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. …

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HNTB Celebrates Projects Recognized at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB Corporation recently joined clients and partners in celebrating project collaborations, coast to coast, that earned recognition at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. The winning projects reflect outstanding engineering achievement and are delivering mobility benefits that strengthen …

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Jacobs Engineering Group Opens New Office Location in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI — Once the largest producer of beer in the country, Joseph Schlitz Brewery — which closed in the early 1980s — employed 3,000 people at its peak. Today, more than 4,000 people work in the office park that stands in the brewery’s place and recently, Jacobs Engineering Group …

North Dakota DOT and Partners Officially Kick-Off Construction Season

GRAND FORKS, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is kicking off the 2019 construction season with the help from the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. This year’s construction season consists of approximately $370 million of projects throughout the state to …

Hwy 4/CR 27 Bridge Opens and Another Closes as Work Progresses on Hwy 60 Project

MANKATO, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation has opened the Highway 4/CR 27 bridge at St. James and has closed the Watonwan County Road 12 bridge. The closures are necessary for bridge work as part of the Highway 60 construction project in Watonwan County.
Construction on Highway 60 in …

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Ten US and Five Canadian Projects Receive Copper Architecture Award

MCLEAN, VA — From a new copper clad university building seeking LEED accreditation to a restored 100-year-old copper roof,  15 unique buildings from the United States and Canada recently earned a spot among the 2019 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) award-winners.
The NACIA awards program, organized by the Copper …

South Dakota Transportation Commission Announces Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients

PIERRE, SD — The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 28 Preservation, Rehabilitation and Replacement Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $13.93 million at their recent meeting in Pierre.  

Grant recipients are: Aurora County, Beadle County (3), Brookings County, Clark County, Day County, City of Deadwood, Deuel County (2), Fall River …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …