Medora Interstate Reconstruction
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Overseen by the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), this project involved the complete replacement of the Interstate 94 westbound lane from Medora, North Dakota, to the Sentinel Butte interchange 12 miles away. The existing four lanes of this segment were originally constructed approximately 50 years ago. Since then, the amount and weight of traffic has increased significantly, pushing the roadway to its physical limits. Ulteig provided project management, inspection and surveying services to produce a safe and low-maintenance freeway segment that will serve NDDOT over the next 30 years.
Ulteig inspectors oversaw construction, monitored and recorded the contractor’s daily operations, and verified the contractor was building the roadway to the design plans and specifications. Ulteig’s survey crew provided staking at the contractor’s request to guarantee progress. Ulteig regarded this construction project as a machine with several moving parts. Our job was to keep it working properly by listening to challenges and solving them with the entire machine in mind. As a result of this dedication and ingenuity, the project was completed ahead of schedule.