Sea-to-Sky Highway - Vancouver to Whistler, British Columbia
Kiewit served as the design-builder on the Sea-to-Sky Highway project for The Province of British Columbia, represented by the Ministry of Transportation and BC Transportation Financing Authority.
The project was one of the first public-private partnerships to reach financial close within the North American transportation market. The design-build team was supported by prime designer Hatch Mott MacDonald and approximately 20 other local sub-design firms. The project included upgrades to 100 kilometers (62 miles) of the Sea-to-Sky Highway (Highway 99) between Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia. Work included the construction of 48 new bridges/interchanges; 219 MSE retaining walls; 2.4 million cubic meters of earthwork; and 450,000 metric tons of asphalt paving. The project is managed in four sections, defined by geography, to enhance efficiency and assure construction quality.
Crews began construction in August 2005 and completed the project in fall 2009 — in time for Vancouver to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in February.