DLZ wins award for hospital roads

MARQUETTE — DLZ Michigan Inc. was presented the Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award on March 2 at this year’s American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan Excellence Awards at Motor City Casino’s Sound Board for the Marquette Hospital Transportion Improvements Project. The city of Marquette’s Mik Kilpela and DLZ’s Matt Hamel accepted the award.

DLZ was retained by the city of Marquette for this project, the primary purpose of which was to design and construct transportation improvements on U.S. 41/M-28 and locally to accommodate the increased traffic due to the new UP Health System-Marquette hospital.

The project included three roundabouts, two stream crossings and a flood control basis. DLZ also served as the primary coordinator between the city of Marquette, Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the Federal Highway Administration. Given that a majority of the project was on an MDOT route, MDOT was heavily involved and issued the final permit.