Lloyd Mair, the lead inspector for the center segment of Wurzbach Parkway and a 28-year veteran at the Texas Department of Transportation, was recognized this week by his peers for an award given by the Association of General Contractors earlier this year.
The AGC had announced the award in October and recognized
Mair at a conference in Austin. Mair wasn’t at that conference, saying his
priority was concentrating on the active construction in San Antonio. TxDOT
leaders with the Bexar Metro Area office and the district construction office
plotted the recognition, knowing Mair wouldn’t go out of his way for accolades.
"This shouldn’t go to an individual,” Mair told those gathered at the weekly progress meeting on Wurzbach Parkway Tuesday. “This was a team effort.”
Those involved with the project, who worked with or around
Mair, gathered at the weekly meeting to surprise him with a plaque and some
handshakes. The award was presented by TxDOT Director of Construction Gina
“I’ve heard a number of nicknames for Lloyd,” Gallegos said
during the presentation. “Now I’m hearing him called ‘Gold Star’. I just heard
that this morning – it’s fitting!”
The recognition came for his work on the expansion of Spur
421 – Bandera and Culebra Road, inside I-410 in town – between 2008 and 2011.
Williams Brothers Construction was the contractor on that project. Mair is
inspecting Williams Brothers’ work on the parkway now. The project
superintendent with Williams Brothers was also recognized for his part in the
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