The first every highway construction industry awards recognizing superior commitment to quality and excellence in the grading and base discipline were announced at the recent AGC-MnDOT Transportation and Construction and Grading Innovations Technology Forum.
The award winner in the State Highway (Grading) category was AGC of Minnesota member Mathiowetz Construction for work on the TH14 just west of I-35 to the Waseca County line and related work on the I-35 mainline roadway.
Project award recipients from Mathiowetz were Dave Domm, Randy Shoen and Kristian Botten. MnDOT award recipients were resident engineer Jim Roberts and project engineers Chad Casey and Dan Kopischke.
The project involved tight contract completion times, use of CPM scheduling and machine control GPS technologies, superior handling of erosion control requirements, coordination with various administrative agencies, excellent management of density and graduation requirements, and management of complex staging plan for traffic movements on the I-35 mainline and the TH14/I-35 interchange.