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 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.
Kiewit partnered with Parsons to design and build the extension of A-25, Québec's first public-private partnership (PPP) project in the transportation market. The extension was built to improve public transportation between Montreal and the North Shore as well as provide an alternate route for freight transportation.
Kiewit completed the Amtrak Oakland Maintenance Facility construction in 2004. The $53 million project involved site work, construction of a fuel area and three buildings — a 52,439-square-foot maintenance shop, a service and inspection area, and a train washer facility that has a 300-foot-long rinse slab and load test enclosure.
Kiewit constructed the Dry Creek Pedestrian Bridge, The 760-foot covered walkway is the longest single pedestrian bridge span to date over Interstate 25 and connects the light rail station on the west side of the highway with the Inverness business park on the east side.
As the final contract of a series of four to upgrade the capacity of the existing bridge, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development selected a Kiewit-led joint venture to complete the $448 million project. The project added an additional lane in each direction to the Huey P. Long Bridge and with 8-foot emergency shoulders.
In less than 18 months, a Kiewit-led joint venture completed Phase I of the Greater Toronto Area's first bus rapid transit system. The team developed innovative design solutions to meet the project's technological challenges including real-time electronic bus arrival displays and a computer-aided dispatch transit control center with GPS.
As a result of a value engineering initiative, Kiewit served as construction manager and general contractor for this $19.5 million project. Work on Amtrak's Pacific Northwest Maintenance Facility involved additional measures to keep some 67,000 Seattle Seahawks fans safe while they trekked across the project's location on their way to Seahawks Stadium.
The existing Twin Span Bridge over Lake Pontchartrain, La. was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The powerful storm surge knocked many of the bridge's concrete segments into the lake. As part of a joint venture team, Kiewit crews constructed 1.1-mile-long high-rise portion of the new twin Interstate 10 bridges.
The $1.28 billion T-REX Project is the largest transportation contract in Colorado history. Designed and built by a Kiewit-led joint venture, the project included improvements to Interstate 25 and Interstate 225 and construction of transit lines. Additional work involved reconstruction of interchanges and bridges, a new drainage system and improved pedestrian and bicycle access.
From 1993 to 2002, crews completed four contracts totaling more than $64 million for the DART Light Rail Starter System and the North Central and North Eastern Extensions. The main scope of work involved constructing the train control, central control and communication systems. Crews also installed and tested an automatic block signal system for more than 44 miles of double track. System elements included automatic highway crossing warnings, train stops, and train-to-wayside communications.