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Civil | DAN'S EXCAVATING INC. - I-75 RECONSTRUCTION

Safer Corridor

DEI'S WORK ON I-75 IN MONROE, MICH., HAS MADE TRAVELING BETTER FOR DRIVERS. BY ALAN DORICH

W

hen people drive, they
prefer roads that are smooth
and without conditions that
can cause accidents. Dan's
Excavating Inc. (DEI) recently helped the
Michigan Department of Transportation
(MDOT) provide commuters with that
feeling of safety with its Interstate-75 reconstruction project in Monroe, Mich.
The project, which carried a budget of
more than $100 million, consisted of the
removal and replacement of five miles of
roadway and five bridges. According to DEI,
Vice President Dennis Rozanski, the roads
had needed the work for a long time due
to potholes. "The I-75 corridor is always
looking to be expanded upon and improved
on," he says.
DEI, which served as the prime contractor, oversaw the reconstruction of five
bridges during the project, as well as interchange work.
"MDOT is our biggest client," Rozanski
says, noting that the department has utilized DEI time and time again.

Staying on Schedule
DEI started construction on the I-75 project
in June 2015 and finished this August. But
the weather did not make it easy to maintain that schedule, Rozanski admits. "It's
been wet while we were doing bridge work,"
he recalls. "But we were able to maintain

Dan's Excavating Inc. -
I-75 Reconstruction
www.dansexc.com
* Projected budget: $100 million+
* Location: Monroe, Mich.
* Employees: Approximately 100 (peak)
* Scope: Removal and eplacement of five
miles of oadway including five bridges

"We don't hy away from
complicated work."
- Dennis Rozanski, vice president

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work involved the removal
ยป DEI's
and replacement of five miles
of roadway and five bridges.

progress even during the wet spring and the
cold fall of last year."
A key factor in staying on schedule, he
notes, was maintaining close communication with its subcontractors. "[They] have

worked closely with us," he says, highlighting the work of C.A. Hull and Ajax Paving
Industries. "[C.A.] did three of our five
bridges and Ajax did all the paving."
The end effect of the project, he notes, has


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