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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 [email protected]: 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....


On the Right Track: $55M SR 347 Expansion Over UPRR

A $55 million project in Maricopa, Ariz., is under way, following an extensive traffic and accessibility study. SR 347 is the city's main transportation corridor through the community, serving as a regional connector to major employment and recreation areas....


UDOT's $430M I-15 Project Adds New Lanes in Tech Corridor

Work on $430 million project to widen I-15 in Utah County, Utah, began last April. The project is taking place in one of the fastest growing areas in Utah, known as Silicon Slopes for the high number of technology-based businesses there....


Pershing Gold Begins Construction

Pershing Gold Corporation, an emerging Nevada gold producer, announces the start of preliminary construction activities at Relief Canyon. On Feb. 13, 2018, Ames Construction began initial land clearing in preparation for potential construction at Relief Canyon, including future heap leach pads, haul roads and waste rock storage facilities....


ADOT Rolls Out Road Projects for Spring, Summer 2018

Work is continuing on Arizona's largest ever single highway project, with controlled rock blasting scheduled to begin on two segments this spring. The $916 million Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway features 22 mi....


U.S. 169 Project Opens Ahead of Schedule

In the early morning darkness and damp cold of a Minnesota winter, crews closed off a 3,000 ft. long bridge deck of U.S. 169 carrying 90,000 daily motorists over an expansive wetland and small creek in the city of Edina....


Lunda Construction Announces $239M Joint Venture Project

Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil, building and specialty construction company, announced Aug. 4, that a joint venture team comprised of its subsidiary, Lunda Construction Co., together with Ames Construction and Shafer Contracting Co., is being awarded a contract valued at approximately $239 million by the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the 35W & Lake Street Project....


Flood-Prone Area Sees Risk Management Project

After years of research and public input, work is under way on the roughly $2 billion Fargo‐Moorhead (FM) Area Diversion Project. The complete FM flood risk management project plan includes building a 30-mi....






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