KLJ Projects Win Awards

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KLJ Projects Win Awards

KLJ is proud to announce that three projects have recently been recognized with award recognition.  

The Bismarck Airport Runway 13-31 Reconstruction was awarded “2020 Project of the Year” by the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers (NDSPE) Chapter 3. The Bismarck-Mandan area serves as the regional hub for many industries including government, manufacturing, healthcare, retail trade, and oil and gas. With a 54 percent increase in enplanements over the last decade, Bismarck Airport also plays a vital economic role within the region. The recently completed primary Runway 13-31, was constructed in three separate phases over a three-year period to minimize impacts to airport users.

The recent reconstruction of Sheyenne Street and the Interstate 94 Interchange has received the award for “Outstanding Engineering Design” by the F-M Engineers Club and North Dakota Chapter 4 NDSPE. Sheyenne Street is one of West Fargo’s main arterial roadways that begins in downtown West Fargo, crosses I-94, and extends through the heart of West Fargo’s residential neighborhoods. KLJ’s design staff, right-of-way staff, and surveyors worked with existing landowners, proposed developers, the City of West Fargo, and North Dakota Department of Transportation to develop proposed acquisition lines, access management plans, and acquisition costs to help all parties visualize how the corridor would function adjacent to their property.

Recently-completed South Ellis Road in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has been recognized with a “2019 Concrete Paving Award of Excellence” from the South Dakota Chapter of the American Concrete Paving Association. Ellis Road facilitates transportation that impacts the communities of Tea, Ellis, and Hartford. According to a traffic count performed in 2018, Ellis Road had an average daily traffic rate of 8,000 vehicles prior to construction. Traffic modeling conducted upon project initiation projected forecasts of approximately 27,000 vehicles per day by 2045. KLJ performed all contracted services on an aggressive schedule despite the weather-associated challenges that impacted the project. Services included acquiring right-of-way and easements for more than 100 parcels, performing topographic survey, developing a design, and providing construction administration for road reconstruction – which included the installation of a new water main.

KLJ would like to congratulate Bismarck Municipal Airport, the City of West Fargo, and T&R Contracting, on the success of each of their projects.