RLW has built hundreds of miles of new and rehabilitated roads through cities and challenging, remote terrain alike. We have in-house expertise and equipment for both asphalt and concrete paving, embankment and drainage construction.
RLW is a leader in partnering with the owners of the roads we build. Whether through alternate delivery methods such as design-build or CMGC or collaboration to solve challenges in the field, RLW works with owners to look for ways to improve durability and pavement quality without increasing cost.
With a dedicated staff of maintenance of traffic (MOT) professionals, RLW is organized and equipped to deliver roadway construction in high traffic urban corridors while lessening impacts on the community. We consistently reduce the owners’ allowable lane closure time on every project we complete.
Our highway work has been recognized with national awards from Design-Build Institute of America, Roads & Bridges Magazine, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
Bridge construction has been RLW’s core strength since the company was founded. We work with owners and stakeholders to identify the best bridge type for their budget and goals, accelerate construction timeframes, reduce closures during bridge construction, and incorporate aesthetics into budgets without increasing overall costs.
A pioneer in accelerated bridge construction (ABC) methods, RLW has reduced construction schedules and traffic disruptions through lateral slides, bridge launches, and self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs), which can allow bridge replacements to be completed in a single, 24-hour closure.
We have continued to remain at the forefront of innovative design and construction methods, helping our clients achieve the following milestones:
- Longest bridge in Colorado (RTD Skyway Bridge, North Metro Rail Line)
- Longest two-span bridge ever moved by SPMTs in the western hemisphere (Sam White Bridge, I-15 CORE DB)
- First use of slide-in bridge technology in Idaho (SH-55, North Fork Payette River Design-Build)
- First use of SPMTs in Utah
- First variable depth segmental box girder bridge in Montana (Two Medicine River Bridge)
RLW improves a variety of facilities that serve millions of air travelers each year.
RLW has supported major redevelopment programs at both large international airports and general aviation airports. We understand the complex scheduling, logistics planning, and project phasing required to avoid impacting the critical daily operations of an airport.
We have delivered award-winning projects at airports for piling and shoring for new terminals; concrete paving for runways, aprons, and taxilanes, as well as earthwork and drainage.
RLW is a leader in self-performed concrete paving, from heavily traveled urban corridors to remote highways. We source economical aggregate materials, set up mobile batch plants, and use industry best practices to enforce strict quality standards and increase production.
RLW employs experts in design and construction to develop site specific solutions for slopes, subgrades, and base courses that ultimately result in smooth, high quality pavement. We use machine-controlled paving machines and 3D models to improve the accuracy, efficiency of our pavement operations.
RLW has won numerous awards from the American Concrete Institute and the American Concrete Paving Association.
RLW delivers projects for heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail networks, stations, rail yards and vehicle maintenance facilities, bridges, and grade separations. We partner with rail agencies to schedule and phase work to avoid impacts to the critical daily operations on the rails, and we are accustomed to working in the narrow footprints of tracks and the high traffic areas at stations.
RLW maintains a record of 100% on-time performance for track outages and shutdowns on its rail projects, and routinely performs tie-ins of new facilities without unscheduled disruptions. On each of the rail projects we complete, we have helped rail agencies maintain operations on their facilities during construction and begin revenue service on their new facilities as quickly as possible.