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For Immediate Release, 22 April 2010
For More Information, Contact:
Karen Wiesneski

CTH Y Wins Top Projects of 2009 Award from The Daily Reporter and Wisconsin Builder

CTH Y AwardBROOKFIELD, WIS.The reconstruction of CTH Y (Racine Avenue) in the City of New Berlin, Waukesha County, Wis. is the recipient of a Top Projects of 2009 award from “The Daily Reporter” and “Wisconsin Builder.” R.A. Smith National – civil engineering, planning, surveying, landscape architecture, geographic information systems (GIS) and 3D visualization consultants — Brookfield, Wis., provided construction management services to Waukesha County for the project’s reconstruction. Among others, the CTH Y project was recognized at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 21, at Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee.

The $5.7-million reconstruction of CTH Y included the reconstruction of 1.2 miles from a two-lane rural to a four-lane urban roadway and the reconstruction of 0.4 miles of CTH ES. CTH Y was once a narrow, two-lane roadway struggling to handle the approximate 25,000 vehicles that travel this roadway every day. A hill at the intersection of CTH Y and CTH ES created very unsafe travel conditions. As part of the construction project, the hill was graded to create a much safer roadway and CTH Y was dropped 27feet. A 225-foot bridge was built on CTH ES over CTH Y.

The reconstruction project faced a number of additional challenges including the removal of contaminated soils, extensive use of fly ash stabilization which saved approximately $350,000; major traffic control and construction sequencing to accommodate the adjacent reconstruction of I-43 and CTH Y bridge; and others. The reconstruction of CTH Y was completed in August 2009, two months ahead of schedule.

Pictured in photo from left are: Gary Evans (Waukesha County), Allison Bussler (Waukesha County), Mike Mentzel (R.A. Smith National), New Berlin Mayor Chiovatero and Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas.

About R.A. Smith National, Inc.

R.A. Smith National, Inc. is a leading consulting engineering firm, providing multi-disciplinary services to government and the land development industry. Our comprehensive services include civil engineering, surveying, construction services, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning. Our corporate headquarters are located in Brookfield (Milwaukee), Wis. with additional offices in Appleton, Wis.; Orange County (Los Angeles), Calif. and Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa.

Established in 1978 as R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc., the firm acquired National Survey & Engineering in 1994. National Survey & Engineering, founded in 1929, operated as a division of R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc. until the R.A.Smith National brand was created in March 2008.

R.A. Smith National’s mission is to deliver excellence, vision, and responsive service to our clients. The company is driven by core values that include accountability, client satisfaction, innovation, positive work environment, ethics and integrity, and community and professional involvement.

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