Considered one of the largest design-build highway projects in Colorado history, the $191 million Northwest Parkway Toll Road opened to traffic on November 24, 2003, five weeks ahead of schedule. The project encompassed more than 9 miles of roadway alignment and includes 26 bridges and three toll plazas.
The BlueCross Centre is a 316,000-square-foot, 10-story building with an adjacent three-story parking garage. The garage contains 1,195 parking stalls and consists of poured foundations, shear walls and ramps, precast columns, precast tees (post topped) and architectural spandrels.
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.
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.
With Albuquerque's population growing, the I-40/Coors Interchange could no longer accommodate the daily traffic volume. The design-build project to rebuild the heavily traveled roadway included the interchange reconstruction, eight new bridges, pedestrian and bicycle paths, retaining walls, utility relocations, drainage improvements, signage and lighting.
The $16.3 million Carlisle project involved reconstructing 6.4 miles of I-40 from Lonoke to Carlisle, Ark. The work was completed 70 days ahead of schedule and included nearly 260,000 tons of asphalt, 180,000 square yards of rubblizing concrete and 76,000 feet of edge drain.
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.
Due to the long history of rockslides and land slippage, Kiewit constructed tunnels to bypass the Devil's Slide portion of Route 1 so motorists can avoid these major slide areas. Using the New Austrian Tunneling Method, which relies on inherent rock strength for support, crews constructed the tunnels through granitic, sandstone and shale formations. The tunnels are approximately 4,100 feet long, 30 feet wide, 22 feet high and 60 feet apart.
Tenaska’s new 96,144-square-feet, Class A corporate headquarters sits on slightly more than 5 acres. The building incorporates sustainable features and practices, including a green design that uses natural light. Amenities include open work and collaboration spaces, a café with catering services for meetings, a fitness area, limited number of private offices, a 20,000 square-foot open state-of-the art trading floor, 5 level MEP Penthouse, electric car charging stalls, 305 stall paved parking lot and an outdoor patio with access to walking trails and adjacent green space.