Iowa Dept. of Transportation

Project Principal

Ronald Tekippe, PE 

Project Manager and

Senior Design Engineer

Brian Higginbotham, PE

Survey Crew

Rick Hay, PLS

Gary Kosmacek, Cory Welsh

Nate Epperson, Pete Weber

Construction Administration

Matt Broughton, CET


Iowa Dept. of Transportation, I-29 Grade & Repave

The Iowa Department of Transportation chose HGM to provide both Design and Construction Administration services for the replacement of over 2 miles of 4-lane divided interstate pavement south of Council Bluffs, IA.  The project was a fast track project for both the design and construction phases!  the work included roadway reconstruction, reconstruction of bridge approaches, bridge rail replacement, steel beam and high tension cable guardrail, pipe extensions, erosion control and landscaping.  The project was constructed under traffic by shifting traffic to a 2-way, 2-lane configuration.  The existing pavement was recycled by crushing it and using it as granular subbase and granular subgrade.  This project was given the Iowa  Concrete Paving Association's Award of Excellence for both Design and Construction as "Iowa's "Best" Interstate Highway PCC Paving Project of 2013."