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Oak Creek — Reconstruction work on Ryan Road in Oak Creek received a gold award in the Urban Arterials and Collectors category at the American Concrete Pavement Association's Excellence in Concrete Pavements awards.

The awards program "encourages high-quality workmanship in concrete pavement projects, and serves as a way to share information about challenging and highly successful projects," according to a news release on the award.

The Oak Creek project consisted of reconstruction and expansion of a six-lane concrete road with six signaled intersections along a 1.6-mile stretch.

Judges from across the country representing various stakeholder groups in the transportation and construction industries vote on the projects. Awards fall into 13 categories related to the preservation of highways, roadways, airports, and industrial pavement facilities, according to the release.

Judging is done on a point system with judges awarding points for construction quality, innovation, addressing unique and unusual challenges, traffic management, and other criteria.

The award ceremony was held in early December in Austin Texas with the contractor Zignego Company, Inc. and engineer CH2M Hill representing the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

"The Zignego Company, CH2M Hill and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Southeast Region should all be congratulated for delivering this complex project on time and with excellent quality construction,” said Kevin McMullen, president of the Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association. “WCPA was honored to join the Zignego Company and CH2MHill to accept the award on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation who could not attend the award ceremony in Texas. We look forward to honoring the entire project team in the very near future."

The Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association is headquartered in Madison and the American Concrete Pavement Association was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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