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Partnering

Partnering Excellence Award Winners Recognized at Roads & Streets

ADOT and project partners earn recognition for teamwork on roadway improvements

The Arizona Department of Transportation implemented a formal partnering program with its contractors more than 20 years ago. The program facilitates productive relationships, establishes a process for amicable resolution of conflicts, and has led to more projects being completed on time and within budget. This year the Arizona Partnering Excellence Awards Committee recognized project teams at the 62nd Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets.

Project teams won awards in the following categories:

Roadway Project $5 million to $25 million

Ames Construction, Inc., ADOT and U.S. Forest Service for the widening of State Route 260 in the Little Green Valley area east of Payson

SR 260

From left to right: Amanda McGennis, AGC, Senior Vice President, Dick Yano, AMEC, Quality Control Manager, Jeff Wesana, AMEC, Design Engineer, Jeremy Sala, ADOT, Engineer in Training, Curtis Bilow, Ames, Project Manager, Jack Tagler, ADOT, Project Supervisor, Jennifer Toth, ADOT, Deputy Director of Transportation, Alvin Stump, ADOT, Prescott District Engineer

Roadway Project over $25 million

FNF Construction, Inc. and ADOT for construction of two new southbound lanes along a seven-mile segment of US 93 between Deluge Wash and Wagon Bow Ranch

US 93

From left to right: Larry Doescher, ADOT, Senior Project Manager, Mike Kondelis, ADOT, Kingman District, Engineer, Lee Smith, ADOT, Kingman District Project Supervisor, Amanda McGinnis, AGC, Senior Vice President, Chris Olson, ADOT, Kingman District Senior Resident Engineer, Will Garrison, FNF Construction, Vice President/General Manager, Jennifer Toth, ADOT, Deputy Director of Transportation, Lee Hulbert, FNF Construction, Vice President/Project Sponsor

 

Kiewit/Sundt Joint Venture and ADOT for addition of HOV lanes along a 30-mile stretch of Loop 101 between Interstate 10 and State Route 51

Loop 101

From left to right: Amanda McGennis, AGC, Senior Vice President, Travis McCarthy, Sundt, Deputy Project Engineer, Madhu Reddy, ADOT, Assistant District Engineer, Mason Williams, Kiewit, Construction Manager, Paul Dickman, Parsons Transportation, Design Manager, Paul Baca, URS, Segment 2 Roadway Lead, Steve Mishler, ADOT, Senior Project Manager, Allen Mills, Kiewit, Project Manager, Ben Becker, Kiewit, Project Manager, Jennifer Toth, ADOT, Deputy Director of Transportation, Ahsan Habib, ADOT, Resident Engineer, Avi Schmerer, URS, Segment 2 Design Manager

Other Transportation Infrastructure under $5 million

Royal-Banicki Joint Venture, Kimley-Horn and Associates, City of Flagstaff and Flagstaff Pulliam Airport for pavement rehabilitation of airport taxiways, and major upgrades to airfield lighting and signage at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport

From left to right: Amanda McGennis, AGC, Senior Vice President, Stacey Brechler-Knaggs, City of Flagstaff, Grants Manager, Kevin Smith, J Banicki Construction, Project Engineer, Melissa Holper, J Banicki Construction, Vice President, Jennifer Toth, ADOT, Deputy Director of Transportation, Project Partners not pictured: Dan Holmes, City of Flagstaff; Barney Helmick, Flagstaff Airport; Steve Reeder, Kimley-Horn

 

Haydon Building Corp., Maricopa County Department of Transportation and T.Y. Lin for rehabilitation of the historic Old US 80 Gila River Bridge

US 80 - Bridge

From left to right: Amanda McGennis, AGC, Senior Vice President, Mark Eklund, Haydon, Vice President, Jim Pulice, Jr., Haydon, Vice President, Al Kattan, MCDOT, Division Manager, John Hauskins, MCDOT, Director, Steve Seivert, Haydon, Project Manager, Jennifer Toth, ADOT, Deputy Director of Transportation