American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin (ACEC-WI) announced today that two SEH projects will be honored at its 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet on April 22, where the achievements of the state's engineering industry are recognized and celebrated.
Both the South Main Street and Gaarder Road Roundabout project in the City of Holmen and the Andrews Road Extension project in the City of Black River Falls will receive State Finalist Awards.
Congratulations to the project teams and clients for this well-deserved recognition!
Village of Holmen
For a growing community like Holmen to accommodate the needs of an expanding commercial area, it’s crucial to listen to stakeholders and residents to create a safe, welcoming and convenient solution. This roundabout improved this intersection and checked all the boxes.
As one of Wisconsin’s fastest-growing communities, the Village of Holmen needed to improve a busy and dangerous intersection in its southern commercial district. By teaming with SEH, the Village now has a new gateway to downtown in the form of a single-lane roundabout that keeps traffic moving, connects a regional bike network, and sets the stage for continued economic growth in the area.
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City of Black River Falls
This project is one of the largest for Black River Falls, and it shows it’s possible to boost economic development and connect travelers while also protecting the environment.
This long-awaited project to extend Andrews Road by 1900 ft. to connect it with U.S. Highway 12 represents a major victory for the City of Black River Falls. The City had been unable to move forward with the project due to funding and environmental issues. But by partnering with SEH, the team saw an opportunity to fund the project through tax incremental funding. Wetland impacts were minimized, too, by shortening a bridge crossing over Coffee Creek, and the 12-month construction schedule allowed utility work to take place over the winter.
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