Granite Construction wins Contractor of the Year award

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Chicago Construction News staff writer

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Granite Construction‘s Illinois Region team was presented with the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways “Contractor of the Year” award for work on a steel truss strengthening project.

In addition to repairs to steel truss members, the approximately $7 million project included cleaning and painting existing structural steel to prolong the serviceability of existing structures on 104th Avenue, Ridgeland Avenue, Crawford Avenue, and Francisco Avenue bridges over the Calumet Sag Channel near Orland Park.

“Our Illinois Region team is proud of this achievement,” said Ryan Clark, vice-president of regional operations. “This award shows Granite’s commitment to excellence, and attention to detail in order to exceed client requirements and maintain public safety.”

Granite is one of the largest diversified construction and construction materials companies in the U.S. as well as a full-suite civil construction provider.

“Throughout the course of the project, the impact on the surrounding community was of utmost priority,” said Jennifer “Sis” Killen, Cook County DOT and Highways superintendent. “Granite vigilantly maintained traffic control for public safety and work zone protection.

“Congratulations to Granite for their exemplary cooperation, communication, and responsiveness which proved invaluable to the successful completion of this project.”

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