Ames Construction


Tandem Crews Take Home 2020 Project of Year Honor

The joint venture of Ames Construction and Wadsworth Brothers Construction were recently honored by the Associated General Contractors of Utah with the 2020 Project of the Year, Overall Highway/Transportation, for its work on the I-15 Technology Corridor from Lehi Main Street to SR 92....


Ames Construction Crews Replacing Arizona's U.S. 60 Pinto Creek Bridge

Crews from Ames Construction, along with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), are replacing the Pinto Creek Bridge, located on U.S. 60 about 6 mi....


Nebraska Launches $352M Lincoln South Beltway

Most large cities have a loop around the city center to divert traffic from the downtown area and to enhance traffic flow. Lincoln, Neb., has been dreaming of a beltway since the 1960s, but until the Build Nebraska Act was passed in 2011, designating one-quarter of 1 percent of sales tax for expansion of the expressway system, federal high priority corridors and preservation of the existing transportation system, the Nebraska Department of Transportation wasn't able to commit the resources necessary....


Widening the Gap — How KNA Is Improving a Major Colorado Highway

The Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) $350 million I-25 South Gap project, awarded to Kraemer North America (KNA), is improving 18 mi. of highway south of Castle Rock (Douglas County, about 40 mi....


Work Begins on SR 189 Improvement Project in Nogales

Gov. Doug Ducey and state, local and federal officials recently broke ground on a $134 million project to improve mobility and safety on a 3.75-mi. Nogales highway. The project, once completed, will help increase international trade coming through Nogales by linking the Mariposa Port of Entry and Interstate 19....


Ames Moves 1.5 Million Tons of Fill in Tooele County

A project under discussion for 60-odd years will give Tooele County residents three miles of new highway and a much needed connection to I-80. Phase one of the $74.4 million Midvalley Highway (S.R. 179) began last fall, but the project has been on the table since the 1960s....


Bridge Crews Endure Brutal Winter, High Water

In just a matter of one year when cranes began to loom over the original 35W bridge crossing over the Minnesota River, regular commuters are now seeing real progress on its replacement. Connecting the cities of Bloomington and Burnsville just south of Minneapolis, traffic crews recently switched all six lanes from the old bridge to the new, northbound bridge....


Army Corps' First-Ever P3 Project Presses On

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $2,841,062,000 (current estimate) Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project is pressing forward, and one of the ongoing elements is the $46,040,475 Diversion Inlet Structure (DIS) initiative in the city of Horace, N.D....


Richard 'Dick' Ames, Co-Founder of Ames Construction, Dies at 89

Richard "Dick" Ames, who founded a small Minnesota earthmoving company with his brothers in 1962 and built it into a multistate contracting giant, died at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 30, 2019. He was 89....


Minneapolis Aims for Congestion-Free Travel

The Minnesota Department of Transportation's (MnDOT) $239 million, multi-year 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project reached its first year of construction in July as crews from a joint-venture, consisting of Ames Construction, Lunda Contracting Co....






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