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Our I-4 Ultimate project will transform how central Florida moves

Our I-4 Ultimate project will transform how central Florida moves

Construction Equipment Guide overviews our consortium’s work on I-4 Ultimate, a public-private partnership undertaking that encompasses widening and reconstructing 21 miles of interstate highway and building or modifying an incredible 140 bridges.

Shortlisted on major Virginia tunnel project

Shortlisted on major Virginia tunnel project

The same consortium of Skanska, Kiewit and Weeks Marine that is building the Elizabeth River Tunnels project in southeastern Virginia was shortlisted last week for another major tunnel project in that region: the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel, part of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel that we helped build some 50 years ago.

Skanska shortlisted on western PPP

Skanska shortlisted on western PPP

Skanska’s 5280 Connectors consortium was shortlisted Friday for the I-70 East project, a highway project with a client-estimated total cost of $1.2 billion. Beyond this representing major progress in our efforts to expand our geography of PPPs, this undertaking would be our first Denver-area project.

Final element placed for Virginia’s new Midtown Tunnel tube

Final element placed for Virginia’s new Midtown Tunnel tube

Our Skanska-led joint venture on Tuesday reached a major milestone: immersing the final 16,000-ton hollow concrete element for the new Midtown Tunnel tube, the centerpiece of our $2.1 billion Elizabeth River Tunnels public-private partnership. Eleven such behemoths – each about 340 feet long – now form a new tunnel stretching between Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., that is scheduled to open to traffic next year.

Key Bayonne Bridge milestone achieved

Key Bayonne Bridge milestone achieved

Our highly complicated project to raise the deck of the Bayonne Bridge – spanning between New Jersey and New York – so that taller cargo container ships can pass beneath has reached a major milestone: completing the first elevated sections of the new approach ramps.

In Virginia, spotlighting a great example of Civil building green

In Virginia, spotlighting a great example of Civil building green

In this post on our blog, Regional Environmental Manager Carissa Agnese shares some of the green approaches from our team’s Elizabeth River Tunnels PPP project that are not only helping the environment, but helping the local community – and saving money too. Also, she shares key lessons about building a culture of environmental excellence.

Providing a smoother drive through downtown Tampa

Providing a smoother drive through downtown Tampa

Our Interstate 275 team this month successfully accomplished their biggest milestone and largest traffic shift, moving southbound traffic to three newly constructed lanes stretching for the four-mile project length. This $215.4 million design-build project sets the stage for a public-private partnership managed lanes undertaking that the client estimates will cost $3.5 billion.

$137 million in New York City contracts

$137 million in New York City contracts

Skanska has signed an $80 million contract with New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to renew three subway stations in Brooklyn. Also, we booked an additional order worth $57 million from the New York City Economic Development Corporation for our ongoing project that’s rebuilding the Rockaway Beach boardwalk in Queens.

Two Virginia projects win major environmental award

Two Virginia projects win major environmental award

The Skanska-led joint venture that’s designing and building Virginia’s Elizabeth River Tunnels project has received a distinguished environmental award: a 2015 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award Silver Medal. This award included a proclamation from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and a congratulatory letter from Senator Mark Warner. Additionally, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center – for which we served as program manager – won a Gold Medal in the same program.

For Elizabeth River Tunnels, all the pieces are coming together

For Elizabeth River Tunnels, all the pieces are coming together

Last week, our Elizabeth River Tunnels team commenced the second and final movement of 16,000-ton hollow concrete tunnel elements, an amazing process that starts at our Baltimore-area casting facility and ends at the Portsmouth, Va., project site. In between, these tunnel segments – now floating – travel 220 miles south on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. A new video allows you to experience this journey.