In November 2007, Kiewit completed structural improvements to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, located at the mouth of Upper New York Bay. The $68 million project included removing aluminum anchorage access plates at the lower-level roadway and sealing the openings with concrete; installing steel maintenance doors; and installing shielding panels at the underside of the deck and on the main cable strands inside the anchorage walls.
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.
The Creighton University Brandeis Dining Hall Renovation was a design-assist, fast-track project completed in 89 calendar days while the building was occupied. The project renovated an existing cafeteria-style dining hall in to a modern-day food court with individual food-type stations. In addition, the project provided air conditioning to the main kitchen, upgraded the building’s electrical system and relocated the public restrooms.
A Kiewit-led joint venture completed this project in 42 months. Crews scheduled around three maintenance-of-traffic phases to complete renovations and repairs on the approximately 1-mile long, two-level, 10-lane bridge that spans the East River and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens.
In November 2014, Kiewit Mining Group entered a 10-year contract to provide contract mining services for the Walnut Creek Mine. The operation includes an 80-cubic-yard dragline, a 20-cubic-yard mass excavator, an 18-cubic-yard hydraulic backhoe and a fleet of 150-ton end-dump trucks to move more than 20 million cubic yards of material annually. The captive lignite operation can produce more than 2 million tons of lignite per year and incorporates a blending program that provides consistent quality lignite to fuel two 150-megawatt circulating-fluidized-bed power plants.