- Rail & Transit: design, construction, construction management, operation, and maintenance of light rail, subways, commuter/inter-city railroads, railroads, freight transport, people movers, bus rapid transit, electrification, and multi-modal facilities.
- Highways & Bridges: design and construction of interstates/freeways, arterial highways/streets, interchanges, bridges, tunnels, and intelligent transportation systems; and development, operation, and maintenance of toll road systems.
- Water Resources & Hydropower: design, construction, and construction management of hydroelectric power, water supply, flood control, irrigation and drainage, hydraulic structures, and environmental and safety analysis.
- Government infrastructure: design, construction, and program management services in all infrastructure markets- US. and international-including security and reconstruction projects.
- A century developing, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and managing infrastructure facilities.
- Proven leader in project development/finance and public-private initiatives.
- The only engineering and construction firm to operate rail systems, airports, and toll roads.
- Unmatched resume in large hydroelectric projects- including the Hoover Dam and other hallmarks.
- Proven ability to rapidly mobilize and respond to construction and reconstruction tasks anywhere in the world.
Pennsylvania Station, also known as New York Penn Station or Penn Station, is the main intercity railroad station in New York City . Serving more than 600,000 commuter rail and Amtrak passengers a day, up to one thousand every ninety seconds. When solicited to be part of the reconstruction in 1963 Morrison-Knudsen jumped at the chance to put our ingenuity and construction stamp on one of the nations most beloved and busiest landmarks. In the 1990’s we consulted with Amtrak, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and New Jersey Transit during more updates and renovations to bring the station to it’s modern state.
The Company constructed the northern half of the landmark Dalton highway from Fairbanks to Dead Horse, Alaska under a staggering six month schedule. The 220 miles were constructed non-stop, 24 hours a day in the interest of fast tracking one of the Company’s signature accomplishments: the Alaska Pipeline. The highway was desperately needed to transport man, materiel and supplies for the completion of the pipeline and avoid costly and slow deliveries by plane and sea. The Company finished the project three months ahead of schedule and constructed one of the largest bridges in the northern hemisphere, the E.L. Patton Bridge which crossed the Yukon River.
Morrison Knudsen was picked for this incredibly complex project for its experience in Alaska starting in the 1940’s where we built the town of Whittier, its harbor and the Army camp. Shortly after the conclusion of Word War Two we started the construction of the Richardson Highway from Valdez to Fairbanks where the Company has performed work up until 2008.
The E-470 Toll Road in Denver, Colorado is a 50 mile toll road constructed by the Company which included all the planning, engineering, financial assistance, design, final engineering and maintenance services on this award winning project. It has been designated by the FHWA as the largest, most successful highway and toll system in the country. The Company’s total contract value was $650 million which included all five phases including a 29 mile four lane section which was completed two months ahead of schedule.
This monumental $2 billion project by a Morrison Knudsen led joint venture for the New Jersey Transit Authority is the first design-build-operate-maintain transit project in the North America. It includes design and construction of a 22 mile route, procurement of light rail vehicles and operation and maintenance of the entire rail system. The Company started the project in 2000 and completed the first phase in 2006. Since the company started the project it has added an additional 12 miles to the system and has upgraded the operating systems with the most efficient equipment on a yearly basis.
Morrison-Knudsen’s award winning I-595 in Florida.
Morrison-Knudsen’s innovation and proprietary techniques came into play on the Bay Bridge project enabling us to bring this hazardous job in on time and under budget. The San Francisco’s Oakland Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge) is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California. As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 240,000 vehicles a day on its two decks. It has one of the longest spans in the United States.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority or MARTA is the principal rapid-transit system in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Once again, thanks to Morrison-Knudsen manufactured rail cars and our engineering skills, MARTA is the eighth-largest rapid transit system in the United States by ridership. Formed in 1971 as strictly a bus system, MARTA operates a network of bus routes linked to a rapid transit system consisting of 48 miles of rail track with 38 train stations where our company was the lead contractor for the construction and design of the transit system.
Interstate 405 is a major north-south Interstate Highway in Southern California. It is a bypass of Interstate 5, running along the western and southern parts of the Greater Los Angeles Area from Irvine in the south to near San Fernando in the north. The entire route is known as the northern segment of the San Diego Freeway.
I-405 is a heavily-traveled thoroughfare by both commuters and by freight haulers along its entire length and is the busiest and most congested freeway in the United States. The freeway’s annual average daily traffic between exits 21 and 22 in Seal Beach reached 574,000 in 2014, making it the highest count in the nation. It has played a crucial role in the development of dozens of cities and suburbs along its route through the Greater Los Angeles area. This route is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System for which the Company has been involved with its construction since 1956.
Morrison-Knudsen secured the joint venture contract to construct the Bay Area Rapid Transit or BART. Utilizing Morrison-Knudsen manufactured transit cars this rapid transit system serves the San Francisco Bay area. The heavy-rail rapid transit and subway systems connect San Francisco with cities in the East Bay and suburbs in northern San Mateo County. BART operates five routes on 104 miles of line, with 44 stations in four counties. Project was finished 8 months early and warmly greeted by the appreciative Bay area commuters.
We provided construction management services for this $510million light rail transit segment that extends the San Diego Trolley Blue Line from Mission San Diego Station to a connection with the existing Orange Line in La Mesa. The project includes a 4,000-foot tunnel to an underground station serving San Diego State University.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority awarded our company led joint venture of a $600 million design-build contract to complete a six mile extension to the Gold Line light rail system in Los Angeles. The project includes eight new stations (two underground) and 21-foot-diameter twin tunnels that cover a 1.8-mile portion of the extension.
Our company served as lead designer for the 14-mile Orange Line BRT system connecting the North Hollywood Metro Rail Station and the Wagner Center Transit Hub in southern California’s San Fernando Valley, a design contract valued at $11 million ($154 million construction cost).
Interstate 5 is the main Interstate highway on the west coast of the United States, running largely parallel to the Pacific Ocean, and U.S. Highway 101 from Mexico to Canada. It serves some of the largest cities on the U.S. West Coast, including Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego, and also links the capital cities of Olympia, Salem and Sacramento together. Morrison-Knudsen has constructed freeways, over passes, fly overs and bridges from San Diego to Canada, bringing this artery of connection to millions of commuters and businesses along the way.
The Company constructed part of North America’s first all electric, commercial train system for BC Rail and their new spur line that took their coal trains to the newly created town of Tumbler Ridge, BC. In addition to the new rail line the Company installed the overhead electrical towers, the switch gear, the sub stations and maintenance facilities on the south and north ends of the line. We installed the MK brand electric engines on the project. The Company constructed the spur lines, load out facilities and coal silo’s for both Bullmoose Coal and Quintette Coal. Morrison Knudsen also performed the Port of Prince Rupert’s upgraded load out and storage facilities to accommodate the Tumbler Ridge coal for export.
Interstate 90, part of the Interstate Highway System from Seattle, Washington, to Boston, Massachusetts, crosses the state of Washington before crossing the Idaho state line between Spokane and Post Falls. It serves the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, and Spokane. It is the only Interstate Highway to cross the state east to west, along with a few state highways. I-90 is also the only highway in Washington to connect the two largest cities in the state, Seattle and Spokane.The road is the third busiest in the state, behind the I-5 and I-405. In addition to working on every segment of the Interstate across America, the Company constructed two of the longest floating bridges in the world, the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge and the Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge, which cross Lake Washington from Seattle to Mercer Island, Washington. They are the second- and fifth-longest such bridges, respectively.