Village of Little Chute’s Reconstruction of Main Street (STH 96) wins National “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” Award

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Madison, WI. (December 17, 2014) – The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named recipients of its 25th 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 (2013).

The reconstruction of Main Street / STH 96 in the Village of Little Chute received the Gold Award for the Municipal Streets and Intersections (>30,000 SY) Category.  The Awards Ceremony was held on December 5, 2014 at the 51st Annual Meeting of the ACPA in Scottsdale, Arizona. “This was a very complex paving project with construction that required extensive planning efforts to minimize the impacts of to businesses and residences. The Vinton Construction Company, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Village of Little Chute, McMahon and Mead and Hunt should be congratulated for the excellent teamwork in delivering the project on time and with excellent quality of construction”, said Kevin McMullen, President of the Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association. “WCPA looks forward to honoring the entire project team in the very near future”, he further added.

 

Municipal Streets & Intersections (>30,000 SY)

Gold Award Recipient

Project:  STH 96 / Main Street, Village of Little Chute, Wis.

Contractor:  Vinton Construction Company

Owner:  Village of Little Chute, Wis. and Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Engineer:  Mead & Hunt, Inc. and McMahon Group

From left to right: Jeff Maples, Vinton Construction Company; Cory Schuh, McMahon; Mike Simon, McMahon; Brett Vissers, Mead & Hunt Inc.; Rob Brownson, Vinton Construction Company; Rich Lamers, Vinton Construction Company, and Roy Van Gheem, Village of Little Chute.

From left to right: Jeff Maples, Vinton Construction Company; Cory Schuh, McMahon; Mike Simon, McMahon; Brett Vissers, Mead & Hunt Inc.; Rob Brownson, Vinton Construction Company; Rich Lamers, Vinton Construction Company, and Roy Van Gheem, Village of Little Chute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Street is an east/west urban arterial carrying over 7,800 vehicles per day—including 500 trucks per day—through a residential and commercial area.

The existing roadway was a concrete pavement constructed in 1957, a 56-year old pavement that had never been resurfaced. Reconstruction of this corridor required an extraordinary level of planning to minimize the impacts to the 29 businesses, 110 residents, 12 intersections, and 139 driveways within the project limits.

The major items of work on the project consisted of removing 30,840 SY of concrete pavement, which was crushed on-site and recycled into the new base.   It also involved 45,129 CY of excavation; 19,587 tons of base aggregate; and 38,031 SY of 8-in. doweled concrete pavement.

Every aspect of the project from conception to completion was carefully thought out, well executed, and a huge success.

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.

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.