At an altitude of 14,000 feet Kiewit graded and paved 19 miles of difficult terrain to complete the Pike’s Peak Highway. A specialty high altitude mix was designed and produced by Kiewit to form the best quality road possible at this extreme elevation. Kiewit faced a difficult construction period while mitigating traffic and hauling all materials to site.
This project increased the capacity of 11 miles of I-25 through Colorado Springs, decreased congestion on the highway and improved safety, drainage, and water quality in the area. In recognition of outstanding effort and high-quality, this project was awarded the 2015 Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA) “Best in Colorado” award for a rural highway resurfacing project.
Kiewit rehabilitated Bennett Avenue through the heart of the city of Cripple Creek. This project improved drainage, sidewalks, utilities, and overall pedestrian access. Kiewit was careful to minimize impact on the surrounding businesses and casinos as the pedestrian traffic is the lifeblood of the city.
Kiewit paved 13 miles of thin lift overlay on Highway 86, west of Limon making a 70 mile haul for the materials. This project was challenging due to late season paving and multiple interchanges.