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 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.