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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded Kiewit an $20 million project to remove and rebuild the existing east and west breakwaters as well as dredge the navigational channel of Kikiaola Light Draft Harbor on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. A mining excavator with state-of-the art GPS technology is used to set stone for breakwater and excavate the existing jetty.
The passenger tunnel at Dulles International Airport allows travelers to move more efficiently through the fast-growing airport. Kiewit excavated the tunnel under a live taxiway using New Austrian Tunneling Method. The completed tunnel is lined with PVC waterproofing and reinforced cast-in-place concrete and is equipped with escalators and moving walkways.
The Crooked River Gorge Bridge is the country's first segmentally cast, temporarily cable-stayed, single-span arch bridge. It features two lanes in each direction, as well as a center median. The arched, concrete structure is 535 feet long, 79 feet wide and spans 295 feet above the Crooked River.
This C$53 million design-build project includes construction of a 16 km. four-lane divided highway and 11 bridges. Extremely challenging soil conditions required crews to undergo extensive pre-loading and monitoring in order to have the new highway open for two-lane traffic in September 2006.
The $97 million Draper Light Rail Extension extends from the end of the existing North-South TRAX Line in Sandy, Utah southeast to the vicinity of the city hall in Draper, Utah. The project consists of 3.7 miles of ballasted double track and three stations with park and ride lots.
In 1997, a Kiewit-led joint venture began work on UDOT's Interstate 15 reconstruction, a $1.3-billion design-build project. Demolishing, designing and rebuilding a 16-mile stretch of freeway with 142 bridges, the team completed the job months ahead of schedule and in time for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Known as the “Bridge of Glass,” the 500-foot-long Chihuly Pedestrian Bridge was constructed as part of Tacoma's downtown revitalization effort and houses more than $12 million worth of sculptural glass. Kiewit worked closely with Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the City of Tacoma, the Washington State Department of Transportation and Chihuly Studio to ensure this $3.9 million project was completed on time.
Due to the wrath of Hurricane Ivan on September 16, 2004, nearly a quarter mile of the two-lane double span I-10 concrete bridge spanning Escambia Bay was torn apart. A joint venture quickly responded to the $33 million design-build reconstruction effort amid one of Florida's hardest hit areas.
In October 2007, the Utah Transit Authority selected the Kiewit-led joint venture (including JV Partners Herzog and Parsons) to design and construct the $272 million Mid-Jordan Light Rail Extension Design-Build Project. The project was an extension of the existing North-South TRAX Line into the city of West Jordan, Utah and terminating in Kennecott’s Daybreak development in South Jordan, Utah.