Mead & Hunt wins Best of State award for complex safety project

Posted in: Bridges, Environmental, Highways


aerial_bodyCongratulations to Scott Hasburgh and the entire project team for winning the 2017 Engineering Excellence Best of State award on the USH 14 Urban Safety and Traffic Improvements project. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin awarded our team this prestigious honor for providing unique solutions on this complex US highway and Main Street reconstruction project in Cross Plains, Wisconsin.

This environmentally-sensitive project involving the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Dane County, the Village of Cross Plains, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, private businesses and the public resulted in a cohesive design. The scope to revitalize Main Street in the Village of Cross Plains included reconstructing the street and intersections, adding traffic lanes, traffic signals, upgrading water and sewer facilities and replacing two deficient bridges on USH 14 and CTH P.

complex safety project USH 14 black earth creek sign_bodyBringing this many stakeholders together required strong leadership and a collaborative team environment. With WisDOT’s supervision, Scott led a focused, dedicated group of designers and delivered a tailored project suited to the Village of Cross Plains’, WisDOT’s and the public’s unique needs.

Mead & Hunt is proud to have led this project to completion, and we are happy that the Village has improved vehicular and tourist accommodations while minimizing impacts to Black Earth Creek, a valuable environmental resource.


Rusty Chesmore, PE

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Rusty Chesmore, PE, has a strong background with high profile projects requiring extensive public involvement efforts. He welcomes public opinion on his projects, frequently working with outside organizations like historical societies and environmental bureaus to find the best possible solutions for his clients. In addition to his public involvement role, Rusty manages and provides quality assurance for transportation projects nationwide.

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