State Highway 33 Reconstruction – Columbia County, WI (Award Winner)






The project scope was to reconstruct 4.16 miles of State Highway 33 in Columbia County from State Highway 22 to County Highway SS. Project time was 80 working days. It included clearing and grubbing, roadway grading, aggregate base course, asphalt pavement, one bridge, pavement marking, and landscaping.

The project required the excavation of two wildlife ponds. Stockpiling of the marsh material on adjacent wetland areas was prohibited. We were able to excavate the ponds with a backhoe and move the material to a wetland mitigation area. Rock excavation quantity was 15,000 CY. Instead of blasting the rock, we were able to rip the rock with a CAT D8N dozer, load the rock onto scrapers, and place the rock in the road subgrade.

Wondra Construction worked 7,300 man-hours without any lost work hours. We received the Gold level S.T.E.P. Safety Award in 1996. We also won a safety award for outstanding performance in 1995 from the Wisconsin ABC Safety Committee. Working with nine subcontractors and coordinating the work schedule, we were able to complete the project in 80 working days.

Total Contract: $1,589,712

Start Date: 6-12-1995

Completion Date On: 11-9-1995

37% of the work was completed by Wondra Construction.