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.
Needed for safety and traffic improvements, this $17.7 million rail grade separation project involved excavating a massive 6,000-foot-long by 28-foot-deep trench in Solana Beach, Calif. The two-year project included construction of retaining walls, utility relocation, track installation, and erection of new platforms and bridge structures.
A Kiewit-led joint venture completed this project in 42 months. Crews scheduled around three maintenance-of-traffic phases to complete renovations and repairs on the approximately 1-mile long, two-level, 10-lane bridge that spans the East River and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens.
This $3.7 million project provided emergency repair to the eastbound and westbound Interstate 20 bridges in just 56 days. Vast resources, proper staffing and equipment allowed Kiewit to repair the bridges 10 days ahead of schedule and restore traffic to this major trucking route.
Metro Gold Line chose a design-build delivery process and selected a Kiewit-led joint venture to construct this light rail extension. Completed in July 2003, the project runs along an existing rail right-of-way from Los Angeles to Claremont and extends 13.7 miles from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to serve the communities of Los Angeles, Chinatown, Lincoln Heights, Highland Park, South Pasadena and Pasadena.
The Second Avenue Bascule Bridge in downtown Miami is the third largest drawbridge in the U.S. and the fourth largest in the world. The project was constructed to alleviate traffic and expand the channel for ships. The $47 million, two-year project involved replacing both halves of the twin, 3,000-ton, 300-foot-span bascule bridge.
The project team widened and reconstructed approximately 4.5 miles of the existing IH-30 from east of Loop 12 to Sylvan Avenue to four new lanes each direction. This $98 million project also involves reconstructing 11 bridges and constructing four types of retaining walls.
Using a 1,270-milimetre-thick ice bridge for access, Kiewit completed the final pier on this $3.2 million, four-span steel girder bridge in September 1993. The 280-metre-long by 11-metre-wide bridge provides a link from a newly constructed pulp mill to vital timber reserves in northern Alberta.