City of Stevens Point’s Michigan Avenue Project Wins “National Excellence in Concrete Pavements” Award

Michigan Avenue – Stevens Point, WI. GOLD Winner of the ACPA National Award for Excellence in Concrete Pavements for Municipal Streets & Intersections <30,000 SY.

Michigan Avenue – Stevens Point, WI. GOLD Winner of the ACPA National Award for Excellence in Concrete Pavements for Municipal Streets & Intersections <30,000 SY.

 

Madison, WI. (January 3, 2014)

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named its 2013 recipients of the Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” Awards, which recognize quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada.

The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship in concrete pavement projects, and serves as way to share information about challenging and highly successful projects. Projects are evaluated and voted on by judges from across the country and represent various stakeholder groups in the transportation-construction community. The program recognizes contractors, engineers, and project owners who completed outstanding projects.

The awards fall into 13 categories applicable to construction and preservation of highways, roadways, airports, and industrial pavement facilities. The program requires projects to be completed in the calendar year prior to judging (2012).

The reconstruction of Michigan Avenue in the City of Stevens Point won the Gold Award in the Municipal Streets and Intersections (<30,000 SY) Category.

“This is the first concrete street paved by the City of Stevens Point in over 20 years. Their partnership with the Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association and Trierweiler Construction Company of Marshfield produced a city street that will serve the city and the school system for many decades”, said Kevin McMullen, President of the Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association. “WCPA accepted the award on behalf of the City of Stevens Point at the award ceremony on December 6, 2013 in Puerto Rico. We look forward to honoring the City of Stevens Point in the very near future at a city council meeting”, he further added.

Municipal Streets & Intersections (<30,000 SY)

Municipal Streets & Intersections (<30,000 SY)—Gold Award

Project: Michigan Avenue Reconstruction Project, Stevens Point, Wisc.
Contractor: Trierweiler Construction and Supply Co., Inc.
Owner: City of Stevens Point, Wisc.
Engineer: Alex J. Saunders, P.E., City Engineer

The reconstruction of Michigan Avenue in the City of Stevens Point, Wis., was the first locally funded concrete pavement project awarded by the city in over 20 years. For this project, concrete pavement replaced an existing asphalt pavement.

The route serves as the sole access for P.J. Jacobs Junior High School, so all work occurred during the school’s summer break. To further complicate matters, access had to be maintained to a polling station, Mid-State Technical College and the Goerke Park complex throughout construction.

Because the project also involved much utility work, concrete paving was not able to begin until August 13. Despite challenges, Trierweiler Construction and Supply did an exceptional job coordinating paving operations to place all 7,700 SY of 9-inch concrete pavement, 4,300 feet of concrete curb and gutter,
23,000 SF of concrete sidewalk, and 400 SY of concrete driveways. The project was completed in only seven days … and ahead of the start of the new school year.

The city was said to be very pleased with the ride quality of the pavement, and the excellent ride quality
was achieved in spite of six intersections and more than 30 manholes within the pavement limits. Every aspect of the project, from conception to completion, was carefully thought out, well executed, and a huge success. As a result, the City of Stevens Point has a newly constructed concrete street that will serve the community for many years to come.

About the Excellence Awards

This year the awards represent 13 categories of construction and preservation of concrete pavements used for highways, roadways, airports, and industrial pavement facilities. In all, 31 awards were presented to 25 contractors.

The ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavements awards are made possible, in large measure, because of the generous time commitment of independent judges from across the United States and Canada. The judges each spend many hours reviewing executive summaries, project details, photographs, and other details and aspects of project submittals.

ACPA presents awards in both gold and silver levels. Judging is based on a point system, with independent judges awarding points for quality construction, addressing unique and unusual challenges, innovation, traffic management, and other criteria. In the case of ties, award judges present awards to co-winners.

About the ACPA and WCPA

The ACPA is the national trade association for the concrete pavement industry. The Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association (WCPA) is ACPA’s local affiliated organization. ACPA and WCPA represent members in marketing/promotion, government affairs, and research/technical support associated with concrete pavements used for highways, airports, streets, and roads.

ACPA’s and WCPA’s members include paving contractors, cement companies, equipment manufacturers, material and service suppliers, ready-mixed concrete producers, allied associations/organizations, bonding and insurance companies, consulting firms, and other allied organizations and individuals.

Founded in 1963, the American Concrete Pavement Association is headquartered in Chicago at 9450 Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 150, Rosemont, IL 60018. Phone: 847.966.2272. The Association’s Washington, DC office is located at 500 New Jersey Ave., NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202.638.2272. Visit ACPA’s website at www.acpa.org
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Founded in 1952, the Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin at 4001 Nakoosa Trail, Suite 101, Madison, WI 53714. Telephone: 608-240-1020. Fax: 608-240-1019. Visit WCPA’s website at www.wisconcrete.org
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Editorial Contact:
For additional information, please contact Kevin McMullen, President, Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association.
Phone: 608.240.1020
E-mail: kmcmullen@wisconcrete.org
High resolution photos of award winners and projects are available on request.