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St. Joseph County, Indiana

2018 Indiana ACPA Concrete Pavement Award

St. Joseph County’s Town of New Carlisle Development Area #1 Road Reconstruction and Sanitary/Water Improvements Project received a 2018 Indiana American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) Excellence in Concrete Pavement Award. Donohue provided engineering planning, design, and construction oversight for the project.

Due to unexpected construction of new utility poles and overhead lines in the path of the planned sanitary sewer following project bidding, expedited steps were taken to relocate the new sanitary sewer further into Walnut Road. The County decided that it would also be an appropriate time to reconstruct and widen the existing asphalt roadway with concrete. Donohue identified multiple solutions, and within a month, the selected improvements to Walnut Road were designed by Donohue and the associated additional cost was negotiated with the contractor.

“When the County designed and bid the water and sewer project done in partnership with the St. Joseph Energy Center (SJEC), we had not anticipated doing a complete reconstruction of this section of roadway. After much discussion internally, some strong redesign by Donohue & Associates, a lot of patience by Gavilon Grain, SJEC and other businesses, and great concrete work by Selge Construction and their partners, we have a quality section of roadway that will meet the industrial needs of the corridor well into the future. This section will become the typical section for roadways in the industrial area in the future,” remarked Bill Schalliol, Executive Director of Economic Development for St. Joseph County.