Needed for safety and traffic improvements, this $17.7 million rail grade separation project involved excavating a massive 6,000-foot-long by 28-foot-deep trench in Solana Beach, Calif. The two-year project included construction of retaining walls, utility relocation, track installation, and erection of new platforms and bridge structures.
Metro Gold Line chose a design-build delivery process and selected a Kiewit-led joint venture to construct this light rail extension. Completed in July 2003, the project runs along an existing rail right-of-way from Los Angeles to Claremont and extends 13.7 miles from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to serve the communities of Los Angeles, Chinatown, Lincoln Heights, Highland Park, South Pasadena and Pasadena.
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.
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.
Line Section 1 is the first Light Rail Transit system in Arizona. Though delivered by the traditional hard-bid method, Kiewit had a large hand in redesigning the project and resequencing tasks after encountering more than 600 unknown obstructions in approximately 14 months of work.
The Central Mesa Light Rail Extension Project is a Federally-funded project consisting of approximately 3.1 miles double track alignment extending from the Central Phoenix/East Valley LRT project’s eastern limits to an end of line station on Main Street between Olive and Ashland, Mesa.
For more than three decades, Kiewit has been constructing projects for the Vancouver Skytrain light rail system. Most recently, crews constructed several portions of guideway and elevated guidway on the Lougheed, Front Street and Grandview segments.
While working in a narrow corridor in downtown Dallas next to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, Kiewit finished this $58.6 million, 7,000-foot light rail project through downtown Dallas in November 1996. The project involved utility relocation; street and sidewalk reconstruction; installation of light-rail track; and construction of passenger stations.