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County Highway Engineering team awarded best in class from MnDOT

The Crow Wing County Engineering team receives an award for asphalt paving from the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the improvements performed on County Highway 23. From left to right, front row: Ann Dosh, Steve Stroschein, Wayne Dosh and Jordan Larson. Back row: Jamie Johnson, Mark Melby, Rob Hall, Ted Dullum and Brian Winskowski. Submitted photo

The Crow Wing County Highway Engineering team was awarded the 2017 Merit Award for Best in Class for asphalt paving from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The award for asphalt paving was given for the improvements performed on County Highway 23, which was resurfaced from the south county line to Highway 18 for a total of 14 miles. In addition, 14 culvert replacements were performed along with two areas of subgrade improvements. Paved shoulders were also included to increase safety.

The engineering team along with its contractor, Anderson Brothers, were judged on items such as finished ride quality, test results on materials used and quality of the work product.

They delivered a $2 million improvement design with a plan set that was easily interpreted and bid by the contractor, performed construction inspection to ensure quality and delivered an accurate engineers estimate for budgeting.

The paving plan was ranked against other rural state and highway improvements across Minnesota and was determined to be the top submitted project.

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