Kiewit, one of the largest transportation contractors in North America, constructs and upgrades interstate; highways and bridges; rail lines and rail yards; urban mass transit systems; and airport runways, taxiways and associated facilities. Kiewit’s capabilities are reinforced by one of the largest privately-owned fleets of construction equipment in North America, which enables the company to rapidly mobilize the necessary resources for any project. Engineering News-Record (ENR) consistently ranks Kiewit among the top transportation contractors in the United States. In 2015, Kiewit was ranked the No. 2 contractor in transportation, as well as No. 2 in bridges and mass rail, and No. 3 in highways. During the past 10 years, Kiewit constructed 1,000 transportation projects totaling nearly $30 billion in contract revenue. About 70 percent of these projects were delivered using negotiated procurement methods, including best value and A+B bids.
To accommodate the increasing number of passengers, Kiewit reconstructed Taxiway S, located between Terminals 3 and 4. The new taxiway was open for aircraft in December 2005 upon completion of an aggressive eight-month schedule. Through close cooperation with airport authorities, construction was completed with minimal disruptions to the public and airlines.
The $53 million H-J Apron and Utilities project at Miami International Airport was part of the Miami Dade Aviation Department's South Terminal Expansion Program. The project was divided into 12 phases and included construction of an 80,000-square-yard Portland Cement Concrete apron around the proposed Concourse J.
Completed in August 2003, the North Runway project was built in 66 different phases and routed through a series of existing warehouse taxiways to maintain access to active businesses. This $115 million project included constructing an 8,600-foot-long runway, two taxiways, drainage, demolition, utilities, electrical and communications work, and concrete and asphalt paving.
Kiewit was awarded the Phase I and Phase II contracts for a new nine-gate commercial aircraft terminal and Arrivals Hall at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. With an emphasis on partnering, crews were able to overcome scheduling and security challenges to complete the project much earlier than expected.
Due to the long history of rockslides and land slippage, Kiewit constructed tunnels to bypass the Devil's Slide portion of Route 1 so motorists can avoid these major slide areas. Using the New Austrian Tunneling Method, which relies on inherent rock strength for support, crews constructed the tunnels through granitic, sandstone and shale formations. The tunnels are approximately 4,100 feet long, 30 feet wide, 22 feet high and 60 feet apart.
The I-225 Rail Line is a $350 million project to design and build 10.5 miles of light rail line in Denver and Aurora, Colorado. The line will connect RTD’s Nine Mile Station, built by Kiewit as part of the T-REX project, with the planned Peoria/Smith Station.
The removal and replacement of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's 10,000-foot-long 8R-26L Runway was completed in 60 days. The project included installation of underdrains, base materials and electrical lighting and repaving the runway with 20-inch-thick Portland cement concrete paving.
This active P3 project is comprised of a new two-lane immersed tube tunnel under the Elizabeth River adjacent to the existing Midtown Tunnel and interchanges on both the Norfolk and Portsmouth sides; maintenance and safety improvements to the existing Midtown Tunnel; maintenance and safety improvements to the two existing Downtown Tunnels; and an extension of the MLK Expressway from London Boulevard to Interstate 264 (I-264).