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.
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).
Completed ahead of schedule, this 30-month, $84 million expansion was Canada's first Category III Instrument Landing System runway, capable of landing aircraft in near zero visibility. It provided the foundation for construction of a new international terminal. The 60-metre-wide by 3,000-metre-long concrete third runway and taxiways required more 2 million cubic metres of sand as structural fill.
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. (KIWC) was selected by the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) to provide Preconstruction Services for this CMGC project in Salcha, AK. The project calls for a 3,300 foot long steel bridge that crosses the Tanana River in addition to 300,000 cubic yards of riprap and 11,000 feet of levee along river’s eastern bank.
As part of a modernization program at O'Hare International Airport, a Kiewit-led joint venture completed a $62 million project to construct Runway 9L-27R. The project included constructing a full-length parallel taxiway and associated high-speed exit and crossover taxiways between the parallel taxiway and the runway.
This $11.8 million berth allows vehicles to travel from the parking area to the ferry. The 137-metre-long structure involved construction of dolphins, wingwalls, catwalks, foot passenger walkways, upper and lower vehicular loading ramps and aprons, hydraulic lifting towers, and a waterproofing and asphaltic wearing surface on the approach.
Major challenges on this $40 million project included working in the middle of one of the busiest taxiways at the world's fourth largest airport, within 500 feet of departing aircraft and around live utilities. The project realigned Taxiway C and lengthened Sepulveda Boulevard, an adjacent six-lane highway.