Our Salt Lake City area team has received an Achievement of Safety Excellence –Platinum Award (with 5 stars!) from the AGC of Utah. Thank you for always putting safety first. Congratulations, and great work.
Thanks, California Transportation Foundation! The Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project in Los Angeles, CA is honored to receive the 2022 Project of the Year award. Congratulations to the entire team for this achievement.
Our Ogden BRT project team hosted a WTS-Northern Utah Chapter job tour with over 40 people from along the Utah Wasatch Front. We enjoyed connecting with various engineers and designers, UTA management, Utah Department of Transportation members, and Wasatch Front Regional Council officials touring UTA's first all electric BRT route.
Redmond Link Extension Safety Manager, Emanuel Alvarez has been named one of 2023 ENR Northwest's Top Young Professionals. We are proud to have Emanuel as part of the Stacy and Witbeck family and look forward to his bright future.
Thanks, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)! Along with Oldcastle Infrastructure, The Mid-Coast Corridor project team was awarded Best Non-Highway Bridge for the Extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley at the PCI Convention Design Awards. Congratulations to the team for this achievement.
Electric vehicle chargers have been installed at the Stacy and Witbeck corporate office in Alameda, CA. This is just one step forward on our journey to becoming more sustainable. Thank you to all who made this possible.
Thanks, AGC of Arizona. We are honored to have been a part of the annual awards banquet and congratulate the Valley Metro Tempe Streetcar project team on their 2023 #BuildArizona award win in the New Construction/Public category. Congratulations!
The new and improved Metrolink station in Anaheim, CA has an additional platform, a new second track, and refurbished crossing gates, benches, signs, and lighting. We are excited to be a part of bringing a more effective and comfortable rail experience to Orange County commuters.
The Mid-Coast Corridor project has received the 2023 Construction Risk Partners Grand Award, the Build America Award in the Highway and Transportation Category, and the Marvin M. Black Partnering Award of Merit. Congratulations to the Mid-Coast Transit Constructors team for this incredible achievement!
We congratulate John for his remarkable service to The Beavers organization. We celebrate his achievements in his role as President this past term and welcome Mary Teichert to continue the legacy of investing in the future of the heavy civil construction industry.
The Downtown Redmond Link extension project received the Envision Platinum Award for sustainable excellence on behalf of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).
This Stacy and Witbeck/Max J. Kuney joint venture is the first Sound Transit project to receive Envision status. We recognize the project team for their hard work and congratulate them on this achievement.
The Ogden BRT project team celebrated the grand opening of the Weber State University Wildcat Shuttle. This clean-air electric shuttle will service three campus stations every 5-10 minutes on a dedicated 1-mile alignment, providing students with a green transportation option. Congratulations!
The Sixth Street Viaduct team was chosen as the winner of the prestigious "Charles J. Pankow Award" at this year's ACI SoCal Concrete Awards. This award recognizes the innovation and use of concrete in construction. We are proud of all the planning, building, and ingenuity that went into the replacement of the iconic LA bridge. Congratulations, team!
Matt Tannahill, Jeffery Mikeska, and Colton Ward, joint venture employees on the Lynnwood Link Extension (L200) project in Seattle, earned the Washington “Governor’s Lifesaving Award” for the bravery displayed when helping two victims escape a burning vehicle. Thank you for your heroic act!
Congratulations, Mid-Coast Transit Constructors!
A few members attended the AGC of Missouri Construction Awards Gala in St. Louis where they accepted the National Class award for construction projects representing top innovation and quality construction on behalf of the project team. Great work!
The Downtown Redmond Link Extension has received a Gold Award from King County Industrial Waste Program for displaying excellence in protecting public health and enhancing the environment. Congratulations to the project team!
We are honored to receive a 2022 Award of Merit in the Airport/Transit category for the Mid-Coast Corridor extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley. Congratulations!
The Tempe Streetcar project has received a 2022 ENR Southwest Award of Merit in the Airport/Transit category.
We congratulate the project team for their hard work and excellence.
The Vineyard Commuter Rail Station has been recognized as 2022 ENR Mountain States Best Project in the Transit/Airport category. Congratulations to the project team on this achievement!
Our Vineyard project team celebrated the Grand Opening of the newest FrontRunner Station along with the Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority, Vineyard City officials, and Governor Cox. We are proud to be a part of the initiative to bring innovation & transit to the rapidly-growing city of Vineyard. Congratulations!
The Austin team celebrated the groundbreaking of the Mckalla Station at the Austin FC Q2 Stadium. This new Project Connect rail line and station will impact more than soccer fans but all of central Texas. We are excited to get started!
What started as a dream has become reality! The famous Los Angeles Sixth Street Viaduct has been transformed into a 3,500-ft-long, 100-ft-wide iconic structure, now open to the public. We enjoyed celebrating the grand opening of this historic landmark with the LA community and members of the project team.
Congratulations to everyone who made this project a success. The city will remember this event for years to come!
Kansas City Streetcar Constructors celebrated the groundbreaking of the Main Street Extension Project in sunny KC on April 6th! Take a look at the signing of rail with the Kansas City council, KC Streetcar Transit, FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez, and various city leaders. We can’t wait to get started!
The Mid-Coast Extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley has been awarded the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association 2021 Large Project of the Year. The team was proud to accept the award at the NRC Annual Conference in January 2021.
The UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley is officially up and running. We enjoyed celebrating with the community at the grand opening and congratulate our joint-venture team (Herzog, Skanska, and Stacy and Witbeck) on this exciting accomplishment.
November 19th, 2021 marked 40 years of Stacy and Witbeck. Despite its humble beginnings, Stacy and Witbeck's future was bright from the start. To date, we’ve completed more than 500 projects across the country. We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed to the culture, growth, and success of Stacy and Witbeck over the past 40 years. You’re the reason #WeBuildCoolStuff!
The TriMet MAX “A Better Red” project is officially underway in Portland, OR. Our team is excited and ready to get the system’s extension and reliability improvements started!
A model of the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project, is on display at the Biennale Architettura 2021, "How Will We Live Together?," curated by Hashim Sarkis. We are honored to be a part of this project and proud of the team building it!
The famous Broadmoor Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway is officially open. We had a blast working on this project and are so proud of everyone who made it a success. Congratulations team!
Gideon Street Overcrossing has been named one of DJC Oregon's Hard Hat Safety Award winners of 2021. We are proud to be recognized for the safe completion of Portland's newest bike-pedestrian bridge. Congratulations team and to all the other winners!
Stacy and Witbeck’s President and CEO was asked to share his thoughts and our company's response related to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in UCON’s Diversity and Inclusion issue.
Stacy and Witbeck’s subsidiary company, Modern Manufacturing, has expanded their operations to the U.S. Now, the company will manufacture industry leading signaling and communications equipment from both Winnipeg, Manitoba and Eudora, Kansas!
Stacy and Witbeck and the Modern Group have successfully completed the 28-day shutdown for the concurrent Steel Bridge Rehabilitation Projects. This shutdown was called the “agency’s biggest light rail revitalization effort in 34 years!” Our team worked round the clock to open the bridge back to service ahead of schedule!
Zeb Hutchison has been named on Mass Transit’s prestigious 40 Under 40 list! Zeb is currently a Construction Manager on the Mid-Coast Corridor Project, where he has led the seven mile double tracking of the LOSSAN Corridor, the second busiest rail corridor in the nation. We appreciate all you do for our team!
The team on the Mid-Coast Corridor project completed the final cutover for the Elvira to Moreno Double Track Project, a supplement of the Mid-Coast Corridor program. This was the most complicated Mid-Coast supplement contract with six phases of temporary track shifts and configurations in some areas all while accommodating live rail traffic of over 50 trains a day. This supplement is the second heavy rail segment that has been fully upgraded as part of the project; the first was the San Diego River Double Track project which was put into service in February.
We’re excited to announce that our new office in Long Beach, CA is up and running! Located at 3939 Atlantic Avenue, this new regional office will focus on continuing to establish our presence in the Los Angeles and San Diego markets!
The Mid-Coast Corridor and North Coast Corridor projects were recently recognized at the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) awards. Mid-Coast’s Gilman Drive Bridge took home the Structure of the Year award. And, North Coast’s San Elijo Lagoon Double Track Project was recognized in the Transit/Rail Category.
This month, the Lynnwood Link Extension Project (L200) in Seattle, WA began receiving and setting the first girders on the project. When completed, the project will include nearly two miles of bridges and aerial structures over major roadways, on-ramps to Interstate 5, and other areas.
We are committed at all levels of our company to refocusing our efforts on diversity and inclusion. We’ve formed an internal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee to help direct long-lasting initiatives to support our diverse employees and ensure everyone finds a meaningful career in construction.
The Pikes Peak team has started laying new cog rail on the mountain. They’ve spent the last year preparing for this activity by removing the 127-year old rail infrastructure, constructing ditches, replacing drainage, stabilizing and finishing subgrade, distributing rail material, installing soil nail anchors, and clearing snow. With all that work finished up, it’s new construction from here on out.
We’ve officially been awarded the CMAR pre-construction services contract for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension! Kansas City Streetcar Constructors (KCSC), a joint venture between Herzog and Stacy and Witbeck, proposed in early-January on this $183 million project.
The project is an extension to the highly successful starter system which our team completed in 2015. The extension adds 3.6-miles of track and 16 new stations along Main Street from downtown Kansas City to the University of Missouri – Kansas City campus through residential, business, and shopping districts. Pre-construction is slated to begin immediately with actual construction ramping up in late 2021. The extension is set to open in 2025.
See how our team in Phoenix and Los Angeles is adapting to the new safety risks associated with the novel Corona virus.
The Gilbert Road Light Rail Extension project in Mesa, AZ was recognized by the AGC of America with a Merit Award! This 1.9-mile extension includes a roundabout for vehicle traffic with light rail through it - the first in the U.S. in a four-way intersection!
The Tempe Streetcar team has worked continuously over the past six weeks to transform the intersection of 1st Avenue, Rio Salado Parkway, and Ash Avenue into the City of Tempe’s first roundabout! This unique configuration is one of only three roundabouts with light rail or streetcar through it in the U.S., all built by SWI! We built the first one in Salt Lake City near the University of Utah during the University/Medical Center LRT Extension, the second opened last year on the Gilbert Road Extension in Mesa, AZ, and now this intersection in Tempe. Each of the roundabouts we have built are unique, and this is no exception. The Tempe Streetcar track makes a 90-degree turn through the center of the roundabout. Like the intersection in Salt Lake City, traffic signals will stop vehicle traffic when the streetcar passes through the roundabout and it will be free flowing at all other times.
The Flatiron, Skanska, and Stacy and Witbeck (FSSW) team recently celebrated the “halfway” point of the I-5 Manchester Bridge which is the centerpiece of the Build North Coast Corridor Program. The project team has overcome many challenges up to this point and it was an exciting moment for these efforts to be recognized by the project owners and various officials. Next, the team will demolish the existing center structure of the bridge and reconstruct the new bridge. After the new bridges are complete, a suspended pedestrian walkway will be hung below the structure and other improvements to surrounding roadways will be completed.
The Tempe Streetcar team sacrificed their holiday plans this year to reduce the impact on area commuters! Since pre-construction, the project team has been planning the tie-in of the streetcar tracks to the existing light rail system which we originally built. We scheduled this work for when the passenger levels are the lowest – over the holiday season when the 40,000+ ASU students are away from campus for break. A 16-day round-the-clock schedule was created to install four 90-degree diamonds, while maintaining service on one track and also cross vehicle traffic at two different locations. This tie-in was the is by far the most significant shutdown of Valley Metro’s system since opening in 2008. The team pulled it off flawlessly and returned track to service on time!
Following substantial rainfall in San Diego, the Mid-Coast Transit Constructors (MCTC) team jumped to action to perform an emergency repair on the LOSSAN corridor following a washout near Del Mar Bluffs. Although the washout occurred outside of the project limits, MCTC joined North County Transit District (NCTD), LOSSAN, and rail maintainers, Bombardier, on-site to come up with a fix. We helped develop a strategy and the next morning crews were on-site repairing the damage. We excavated and rehabilitated the existing shoring by installing permanent steel plates and concrete slurry backfill was delivered on the tracks via a lo-rail trailer.
Hats off to our Pursuit and Operations leaders and their teams for being successful proposers on UTA.'s Bus Rapid Transit job and TriMet's Red Line Extension Project.
The team in Utah received a letter informing us that we were the successful bidder on the Ogden to Weber State Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) CM/GC project. This is our first true BRT project and represents a big win for our company. The project is for a 5.3-mile BRT from Ogden Station (which we partially constructed on the FrontRunner project) to Weber State University.
In addition, we were informed by TriMet that we were the successful proposer on the MAX Red Line Extension and Reliability Improvements Project. Pre-construction should begin just after the first of the year, with construction from April 2021 through December 2023.
Every two years, the San Diego Chapter of AGC recognizes the contractors that build outstanding buildings and infrastructure that helps make San Diego County such a beautiful region. On November 5, 2019, AGC honored the "best of the best" at AGC's 2019 Build San Diego Awards luncheon at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Over 350 guests enjoyed the afternoon's festivities, including a number of elected officials, government and educational leaders, owners, developers, architects, and engineers.
We are excited to announce that Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) notified us that they intend to award Stacy and Witbeck a contract for the Windsor Extension Project.
This is a design-build project for a 3.1-mile extension of the commuter rail line from the northern limits of Santa Rosa to downtown Windsor, California. STV Incorporated is our lead designer. The project includes ballasted track, five new railroad bridges, two new pedestrian bridges, a station and parking lot in downtown Windsor, and roadway improvements on Airport Boulevard. The design will begin immediately, and the project is scheduled to be completed in mid-2021.
In Redmond, WA, Sound Transit, King County, the City of Redmond, and our team celebrated the groundbreaking of the Downtown Redmond Link Extension (DRLE) Project. We were awarded this $729 million design-build contract over the summer and immediately hit the ground running. Stacy and Witbeck with Kuney as our JV partner and Jacobs and LTK as our primary designers, is on schedule to submit the 30 percent design package before the first of the year and early work, including land, environmental, and archaeological surveying, geotechnical borings, and installation of test shafts are well underway to advance the design. We anticipate early construction to begin in July 2020.
Please congratulate Clayton Gilliland for being selected as the winner of the 2020 Golden Beaver Award for Supervision. This is a highly prestigious award given by The Beavers, a national organization of construction companies and individuals who are engaged in heavy-engineering construction. The award recognizes Clayton’s accomplishments in our industry and his characteristics as a leader – he is honest, trustworthy, innovative, motivating, and humble.
Clayton will accept this award in January in front of an audience of more than 2,200 construction professionals.
Valley Metro's Gilbert Road Extension Project opened on May 18, 2019 and features one of two roundabouts in the nation that accommodates light rail. Almost twenty years ago, Stacy and Witbeck constructed the first roundabout as part of Ride UTA's TRAX system!
Big things happening in Florida with GoBrightline! We've hit the ground running on with our partners Herzog and RailWorks Corporation as the prime contractor on Zone 4 and as the track subcontractor to Granite Construction on Zone 3. Our team will be responsible for construction of 164 of 170 miles of track on Phase 2.
Congratulations to the Utah team who was honored today by the AGC of Utah as a Diamond Award winner for Achievement of Safety Excellence!
Congratulations to the East Contra Costa Extension project team for receiving the 2019 ACEC California Honor Award.