Military Road is a heavily trafficked corridor in the Siouxland area that connects Iowa and South Dakota. Coordinating a bridge redecking and street resurfacing project while repairing the underlying sewer and water main—which required a two-state collaboration—is a tall order.
Through close collaboration with five entities (Iowa DOT, South Dakota DOT, City of Sioux City, City of North Sioux City, and USACE) and citizens on both sides of the Big Sioux River, the project team provided construction administration and inspection services to rehabilitate the bridge and resurface Military Road to meet the needs of all potential travelers. Using advanced construction methods and materials, the team both prolonged the life of the roadway and reduced future bridge maintenance costs.
Construction inspectors used a cloud-based construction administration software that allowed for the seamless creation, submittal, and approval of reports, as well as change orders and pay estimates while working in separate offices. The contractor was also able to submit shop drawings, materials invoices, and rock tickets electronically, while the client approved and signed pay estimates and change orders electronically creating a paperless and efficient construction project.
With community-specific design features that promote the beauty of the riverside area and improved safety for all users and transportation modes, the cities of North Sioux City and Sioux City received a revitalized link between their towns. Now fully constructed, Military Road will serve as a reliable, secure, and safe inter-state link for all users—pedestrians, bikes, transit, cars, and semi-trucks.