Sterling subsidiary to deliver $136m road improvement project in Utah


Ralph L Wadsworth Construction Company (RLW), subsidiary of Sterling Construction Company, has been selected by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to revamp a road segment in Salt Lake County, Utah.

The $136m design-build project will include the reconstruction and rehabilitation of 14 miles of I-15 in Salt Lake County from 12300 South to State Road 201.

Under the contract, RLW will take up improvements to the I-15/I-215 interchange near 7200 South, widen 7200 South by one lane in each direction from I-15 to Bingham Junction Blvd, and resurface southbound bridge structures between 12300 South and SR-201.

Work on 7200 South includes replacement of two railroad structures over 7200 South, one for Utah Transit Authority and the other for Union Pacific Railroad.

The project includes earthwork and grading, PCC paving, drainage, multiple bridge widenings and preservations, utility work, MSE retaining walls and noise walls.

Design work for the project has already begun. Construction will start in spring 2018 and is estimated to be completed by the end of 2019.

At its peak, the project will require roughly 250 RLW employees.

Sterling CEO Joe Cutillo said: “This new award adds significantly to our backlog, and is reflective of our disciplined approach to selectively bidding on jobs consistent with our strategy.

“RLW was selected for this project due, in part, to its design-build capabilities, which include significant engineering expertise and a strong track record of executing effectively on complicated construction elements such as bridge widening and replacement.

“In addition, with its substantial rail-related elements, this project demonstrates our continued focus on expansion into adjacent business lines outside of heavy highway.

“Once completed, the improvements to this very busy stretch of I-15 South will alleviate traffic congestion, enhancing safety and reducing drive times for motorists in the area.”

Sterling is involved in the building and reconstruction of transportation infrastructure, water infrastructure, and residential and commercial concrete projects in the US.

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