Kiewit, one of the largest transportation contractors in North America, constructs and upgrades interstate; highways and bridges; rail lines and rail yards; urban mass transit systems; and airport runways, taxiways and associated facilities. Kiewit’s capabilities are reinforced by one of the largest privately-owned fleets of construction equipment in North America, which enables the company to rapidly mobilize the necessary resources for any project. Engineering News-Record (ENR) consistently ranks Kiewit among the top transportation contractors in the United States. In 2015, Kiewit was ranked the No. 2 contractor in transportation, as well as No. 2 in bridges and mass rail, and No. 3 in highways. During the past 10 years, Kiewit constructed 1,000 transportation projects totaling nearly $30 billion in contract revenue. About 70 percent of these projects were delivered using negotiated procurement methods, including best value and A+B bids.
Using a 1,270-milimetre-thick ice bridge for access, Kiewit completed the final pier on this $3.2 million, four-span steel girder bridge in September 1993. The 280-metre-long by 11-metre-wide bridge provides a link from a newly constructed pulp mill to vital timber reserves in northern Alberta.
The $7.2 million Riverside Station project was awarded to rehabilitate an irrigation canal through a live rail corridor. In October 1998, three months ahead of schedule, Kiewit completed constructing a box culvert, passenger platform, two steel structural towers with elevators and a steel pedestrian bridge over three mainline tracks.
Kiewit completed an $18.5 million project to improve the San Gabriel Subdivision of the Metrolink track. Crews widened three bridges, constructed a new station, lengthened two other stations, added a second platform on a fourth station and extended two box culverts.
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 $629 million Tacoma Narrows Bridge is the first long-span suspension bridge to be constructed in the United States since 1964. Completed in July 2007, the 5,413-foot-long bridge includes a high occupancy vehicle traffic lane; a separated bicycle/pedestrian walkway; an 8,000-square-foot toll plaza building; and configurations for a future secondary roadway or transit deck.
This $18.5 million project improved the San Gabriel Subdivision of the Metrolink track. A Kiewit-led joint venture constructed this 19-mile, six-lane toll road. The work included 80 bridges, 725,000 square feet of retaining walls, 32 million cubic yards of excavation and 11 interchanges. Despite an 18-month environmental delay, the design-build project team opened the road to traffic ahead of schedule.
The North San Diego County Transit Development Board awarded Kiewit a $3.7 million contract to install two miles of secondary mainline track. The project made it possible for trains to be shifted to and from the newly completed Stuart Mesa maintenance facilities. This project also included the construction of a high speed turnout — the first 90 mph turnout in North America.
Age, heavy traffic and the effects of weather led to the New York City Department of Transportation's decision to replace the Willis Avenue Bridge with a new swing bridge. The $644 million project included construction of the new bridge and approaches and demolition of the existing bridge when the new bridge is open to traffic.
This finance-design-build-operate project was one of the first public-private partnerships to reach financial close within the North American transportation market. Work involved upgrades to over 130 kilometres of the highway between Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, for safety and mobility improvements.