The Michigan Concrete Association has bestowed Rochester with an Award of Excellence for last year's Main Street Makeover that ended with the complete reconstruction of Rochester Road.
Along with the city, the project team for the reconstruction was recognized; that team included Angelo Iafrate Construction Company; engineers MDOT-Oakland TSC and Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.; and concrete supplier Superior Materials.
The association applauded the collaborative effort of the project.
"A major key to the success of this project was the excellent coordination between the city, Iafrate’s paving crew, the Quality Control testing firm and the concrete supplier," a press release about the award stated. "Many late nights were spent preparing the project documentation to meet testing and documentation requirements."
Also receiving praise: the Rochester Downtown Development Authority, which took the lead in branding the project as the “Main Street Makeover.”
"A major part of the successful completion of the project was the entire team's embrace of the Makeover public relations plan," the press release stated.
Each year, MCA recognizes the best concrete projects and presents awards to contractors, engineers and agencies for their work. More than 50 road, highway, airport and commercial construction projects were submitted to the 2012 concrete awards program and 21 of those received recognition.
Projects were judged based on quality, safety, public relations, complexity, innovation and aesthetics.