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February 22, 2012
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Miki Esposito, Public Works and Utilities, 402-441-7566

Multi-Lane Roundabout Project Wins Engineering Excellence Award

Mayor Chris Beutler today congratulated those involved with the double roundabout project near Memorial Stadium for receiving an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Nebraska. The award was presented at ACEC's Engineering Excellence Awards banquet Tuesday, February 21.

The roundabouts along Salt Creek Roadway at 9th and 10th streets opened August 13. The project was designed by Olsson Associates of Lincoln, and the quality assurance and quality control for the roundabouts was handled by Ourston Roundabout Engineering. The project was funded through the West Haymarket Joint Public Agency.

"I want to commend Olsson, Ourston and our Public Works and Utilities Department for their hard work and dedication on this historic project," Beutler said. "These are Lincoln's first multi-lane roundabouts that are seeing heavy traffic. They also are the first roadway improvements to be completed as part of the new traffic system for Pinnacle Bank Arena. This prestigious award recognizes the success of this important team effort."

Other projects winning Honor Awards are Roskens Hall at UNO; the Eppley Airfield flood control measures; and the Creighton University Alternative Energy Project. The Grand Award winner is the OPPD Omaha Service Center.

ACEC/Nebraska represents over 45 consulting engineering firms doing business in Nebraska and is the only organization devoted exclusively to the business and advocacy interests of engineering companies. More information is available at

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