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.
Kiewit completed Calgary's first design-build transportation project on schedule in August 2003. The $59 million widening, interchange and corridor upgrade was finished without a recordable accident. An extensive partnering effort with key stakeholders provided crews ample room to work without causing major traffic delays.
Kiewit completed this $58 million project to reconstruct a 47-mile-long rail line between San Francisco and San Jose in May 2001. Crews worked 24-hour shifts between Friday evenings and Monday mornings to minimize disruptions to the 68 daily trains.
Constructing a job-site camp and access road were the first activities in building this $5.4 million, 169-metre-long, two-span steel truss railway bridge in northeast British Columbia. Despite adverse weather conditions at a remote site in the protected wilderness, Kiewit successfully completed the project in 13 months.
Two large bridge structures and more than 6 kilometres of roadway were built connecting Calgary Trail and Ellerslie Road. Thorough planning by project personnel minimized the impact to the traveling public and allowed for completion of the project in June 2001.
This $486 million design-build project includes final design and construction of 11.5 miles of double light rail main track, 15 bridges, and a maintenance and operations facility. The project begins in Pasadena in the middle of the Interstate 210 freeway and runs to Citrus College in Azusa, CA.
The Texas Department of Transportation awarded the DFW Connector contract to a Kiewit-led joint venture. The $1.02 billion project scope included the development, design and construction of the 8.4-mile initial phase of the ultimate 14.4-mile project. The project reduces congestion at the confluence of two of the area's most heavily traveled highways and ease access into DFW International Airport. Crews rebuilt portions of four highways, two interchanges and five bridges, ultimately doubling the capacity of the existing highway corridor.
To ensure the stability of the suspension cables at Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Kiewit installed dehumidification systems and replaced bridge deck joints to prevent water infiltration. During construction, absolutely no damage was done to the cables due to extensive coordination and planning by crews.
The rehabilitation of eight segments of catenary lines from New Rochelle to Sunnyside Yard included installing 1.5 million pounds of miscellaneous and structural steel to support 15 miles of registered track. Crews also installed 132 new structures around bridges to make the wire meet the track's curve criteria.
Kiewit completed the Benicia-Martinez Bridge in August 2007. The five-lane, 8,790-foot-long toll bridge carries northbound vehicles across the Carquinez Strait and connects the City of Benicia in Solano County and the City of Martinez in Contra Costa County. The bridge consists of 130 piles, 1,700-ton footings, 17 piers, 11 pier tables and 335 cast-in-place segments.