Construction Administration on the WisDOT SWEF Weigh Scale in Superior, Wisconsin - Krech Ojard

WisDOT SWEF Weigh Scale Construction Administration

Krech Ojard handled Construction Administration services for the new WisDOT SWEF Weigh Scale in Superior, Wisconsin.

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Krech Ojard & Associates professionals provided Construction Administration services for WisDOT’s newest Superior Safety Weight and Enforcement Facility (SWEF). The new SWEF building was designed by Vantage Architects Inc. based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. KOA provided an experienced project manager and other civil engineering professionals for daily on-site observations, planning, and other construction administrative duties.

The project’s ribbon cutting ceremony occurred on June 6th, 2016 with the facility in full operation. A large audience was in attendance for the ribbing cutting, including local, state, and federal officials, as well as Wisconsin State Patrol and Color Guard. Staff provided tours of the facility while trucks were entering and exiting the facility scales. These scales were installed in highway offramps that allow some trucks to be weighed without stopping for further inspections. While indoor inspection bays for full load truck and trailers provide ample inspection space. Which also consequently provided great shelter for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and Grand Opening on a rainy June Wednesday.

A Weigh scale station is a check point along a highway for commercial trucks to be inspected for weight, brakes, and other requirements. Extensive site preparation and below grade construction is typical on such a station. Working with WisDot closely, Krech Ojard’s experience with such needs helped bring this facility to a successful opening. The facility is located approximately 6 miles E. of Superior, Wisconsin on Highway 53.

Project specific services by Krech Ojard professionals included:

  • Arranging for construction staking, and validation of that staking – elevations, alignments, limits of construction, etc.
  • Validate that contractor’s work meets fill and compaction requirements
  • Performing due diligence verification of quantities for payment proposes
  • Check for proper methods and installation, per design documents, for drainage structures including culverts, swales, containment liner, catch basins, etc to confirm that the installed work meets the intent of the design documents
  • Tracking construction activities throughout process
  • Provide daily reports on progress to client describing schedule, cost, and milestone progress
  • Track drawing changes and maintain construction documents during the project execution


Aerial Photos courtesy of WisDOT – DTSD – Bureau of Highway Maintenance

Services Provided Civil Engineering Construction Administration Surveying/Staking
Douglas Cty, Wisconsin
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