AGC SELECTS THE I-15 POINT PROJECT AS HIGHWAY PROJECT OF THE YEAR IN 2016
February 9, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT, February 9, 2017– The Associated General Contractors (AGC) selected the Point Project- I-15; SR-73 to 12300 South Widening, as Highway Project of the Year in 2016. The project was completed by Utah County Constructors, a Joint Venture between Staker Parson Companies and Wadsworth Brothers Construction.
“Our team faced many challenges on this project with the most significant being space and time, but our team surpassed all expectations and completed the project on time and within budget,” said Tyler Shepherd, Staker Parson Companies Project Manager.
The Point Project, owned by Utah Department of Transportation, was completed over two years and consisted of widening seven miles of I-15 to six lanes in each direction between 12300 South in Draper and SR-92 in Lehi. UCC committed to keeping four lanes of traffic open in each direction and all on and off ramps fully accessible during construction. The amount of effort that went into satisfying these requirements was monumental and all completed by required deadlines. The Joint Venture completed two segments by the end of 2015 and the final segment by October 2016.
The Point Project ran 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Employee and public safety were a priority. Other challenges included resource management, i.e. equipment and materials. Having the right equipment at the right time with the right materials can be challenging, but was achieved to ensure the required quality.
“Running all day and night increased the risk of incidents and injuries,” stated Shepherd, “but our team managed to complete the project safely and on time despite the risks involved.”
Utah Construction & Design also recognized the I-15 Point Project as Highway Project of the Year in 2016. Staker Parson Companies is honored to be a part of the Utah County Constructors Joint Venture and to receive this award from the AGC. The company is looking forward to many more projects in the future.