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Mel Bullinger, City Engineer (retired) was inducted today to the ND Highway Hall of Honor. Since May 1993, as City Engineer, he held leadership roles in many of the city’s major transportation projects.
Bullinger was nominated and introduced by Bill Wocken, retired Bismarck City Administrator. The Highway Hall of Honor award was presented by Grant Levi, Director, ND Department of Transportation and Bill Wocken. Bullinger was inducted alongside fellow award recipients, David K.O. Leer and David Sprynczynatyk.
Since May 1993, Mel Bullinger has played a major role in the transportation system in Bismarck. As the City Engineer, he held leadership roles in many of the city’s major transportation projects including Bismarck Expressway, Liberty Memorial Bridge replacement, Century Avenue, State Street, Main Avenue renovation and the reconstruction of North Washington Street. Bullinger has also been involved with Central Dacotah Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers, American Water Works Association, North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers and is an active alumni representative for North Dakota State University. Over the years, he established himself as an advocate for transportation solutions in and around Bismarck and his influence will benefit the city for generations to come.
The North Dakota Highway Hall of Honor was created to recognize those who have had a major role and made a lasting and valuable contribution to the development of the highway system on the state, county, or local level; and to draw attention to the vital functions of roads in the economic and social well-being of the people of North Dakota.
Bullinger retired June 1, 2016, after serving the City for over 35 years – 23 years as Bismarck City Engineer.
Photo caption, from left: Bill Wocken, Mel Bullinger, Grant Levi