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 Interstate 26 Mars Hill project was designated North Carolina's first interstate scenic byway. This 6-mile project involved extending I-26 through the Appalachian Mountains and performing 24 million cubic yards of excavation. At the time of its completion in April 2002, this 64-month project was the largest ever undertaken by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Completed nearly one year ahead of schedule, the $28 million I-20 Lane Replacement project involved replacing 13 miles of east and westbound Interstate 20. Additional work included roadway demolition and shoulder widening while maintaining traffic through this heavily traveled corridor.
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.
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.
Kiewit completed a $33.5 million contract to repair El Portal Road in Yosemite National Park after several days of heavy, warm rains combined with record flows in the Merced River caused extensive flooding and washed out the road in 19 locations.
Using an A+B contract, the Oregon Department of Transportation selected Kiewit to reconstruct the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 217. This $38 million project relieved traffic congestion as exiting northbound I-5 traffic attempted to merge with the heavily traveled Highway 217, which provided the only freeway access into western Portland. The reconstruction work involved merging northbound I-5 with westbound Highway 217 via a fly-over ramp.
The Florida Department of Transportation awarded this $75 million project to alleviate up to 40 percent of traffic on Interstate 4 through the Disney corridor. Kiewit constructed the toll State Road - 429 Western Beltway, as well as the associated ramps and state-of-the-art signature walls near the gantry.
Beartooth Highway serves as a vital link to the western route of Yellowstone Park. A rain-on-snow event in mid-March 2005 caused the road to be heavily damaged. Under a $15.2 million design-build contract, Kiewit completed reconstruction of 12 miles of the highway in just 16 weeks.