St. Joseph Co. Road Commission Honored With Award
By: Mike Stiles - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Road Commission Manager John Lindsey (center) and Road Commission Board Members (left) Vince Misfud and (right) Rodney Chupp (photo courtesy of County Road Commission Association of Michigan)

(LANSING) – The St. Joseph County Road Commission has received an award.

The Road Commission was given the IMPRESS Award during the County Road Commission Association of Michigan's statewide 2019 Highway Conference in March. IMPRESS Awards recognize county road agencies that demonstrate innovation with special projects in communications, operations and

The SJC Road Commission was given the award in Operations for its project Post Tensioning Timber Structures. The Road Commission found that its Heimback structure built in 1969 would be a great candidate for post-tensioning. The goal of post-tensioning is to re-establish the strength of a bridge deck by getting pressure back between the board.

The two week project that involved four workers and cost less than $72,000 worked so well that the Road Commission is looking to tackle more of its bridges with this same technique.