BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) — Out of six Wisconsin companies that won WisDOT awards for Excellence in Construction, two are based in Black River Falls.

WisDOT announced the 2022 Excellence in Construction awards in a release Friday. Six Wisconsin companies won top honors for their work on transportation projects around the state.

“We are grateful for the many talented contracting firms and workers whose skill and experience help to improve safety and mobility for millions of people across Wisconsin,” Beth Cannestra, director of WisDOT’s Bureau of Project Development, said. “The annual Excellence in Construction Awards are an opportunity for us to applaud quality work and reflect on best practices moving forward.”

Two of those winners are based in Black River Falls:

  • Excellence in Grading – Hoffman Construction Company Inc., received the award for work on the WIS 29 and County VV interchange in Brown County. The two-year project included construction of a diamond interchange with roundabouts, as well as construction and realignment of numerous local roadways in the area. Grading operations were instrumental in meeting the challenging contract schedule. The contractor worked long hours and weekends with multiple crews to build a successful project.
  • Excellence in Small Structures – Lunda Construction Co. received the award for the County V bridge over Bridge Creek in Eau Claire County. This structure replacement was adjacent to historic Dells Mill and required careful consideration of construction methods, as well as seismic monitoring, for the duration of the project. The new structure exemplifies the contractor’s hard work and pride in the project.

Photos of the award-winning projects can be found on the WisDOT website.

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