Ames Construction performed the award-winning I-15 Lehi Main to S.R. 92 Technology Corridor project, widening I-15 in Lehi, Utah, from four to six lanes in each direction with new concrete pavement, constructing underpass bridges and frontage roads, smoothing out concrete and bridge transitions, and connecting new trails into a regional system.
Ames’ work scope included two full interchange redesigns, a one-way frontage road system between the two interchanges, 15 bridge replacements, a new bridge over I-15, a new flyover ramp, and bike and pedestrian trails.
The project’s Triumph Boulevard overpass was so important for better east-west connectivity that extraordinary efforts were made to complete its construction within the project’s first six months. Crews were challenged to relocate many complex utilities into the same limited space, including overhead power, water, sewer, gas, and multiple telecom fiber optic lines. Adding to this challenge, existing utilities were also in conflict with major features of the new bridge and roadway.
The project was one of only 11 projects nationwide to receive a 2022 Honor Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Design-Build Institute of America awarded the project a 2022 National Award of Merit in the transportation (other than aviation) category. Other accolades included 2020 Project of the Year, highway category, from Utah Construction and Design Magazine and 2020 Project of the Year, Overall Highway/Transportation, from Associated General Contractors of Utah.
Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)