Great Projects

I-74 River Bridge

LIUNA members are working on the caissons, pilings and piers, including underwater welding for the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project, which is a $1.2 billion project anticipated to take 3 1/2 years.Learn More

Freedom Tower, New York City

LIUNA members helped build the tallest skyscraper in the western hemisphere, Freedom Tower, which was constructed on the site of the World Trade Center buildings.

Blue Plains Tunnel, Wash., DC

LIUNA members proudly built ENR's Project of the Year - Blue Plains Tunnel in Washington, DC. The tunnel is 24,000 feet long and will help reduce combined sewer overflows into the Anacostia River.

The Panda Hummel Station power

The Panda Hummel Station power project is one of the largest coal to natural gas replacement projects in the United States. This project has created almost 1,000 jobs, and is expected to contribute more than $5 billion into the local economy. The plant is expected to generate 180% more power which will power more than 1 million homes in Pennsylvania and New York.

Dakota Access Pipeline

LIUNA members are proud to build the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.7 billion investment that will create approximately 8,000 family-supporting construction jobs for highly-skilled and trained workers. When finished, the state-of-the-art energy infrastructure will deliver oil from the Bakken Shale to Illinois for distribution throughout the United States.

Deep Water Wind

LIUNA local 271 members helped build Deep Water Wind, the nation’s first offshore 30 megawatt wind farm off the waters of Rhode Island. The $451 million dollar project created 80-100 good jobs and reduces our dependence on foreign sources of energy.

Minnesota Vikings Stadium

In Minnesota, LIUNA members built the U.S. Bank Stadium, home to the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. The $1.061 billion dollar project is located on the site of their former home, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in downtown East Minneapolis. It is the first new fixed roof stadium in the NFL since Ford Field was built in 2002.

Maine Natural Gas Pipeline

LIUNA members in Maine built an 88-mile steel transmission pipe which connects two taps from each side of the Kennebec River off the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline. The 1,600 miles of polyethylene pipeline distribution system serves 50,000 people. The project gives consumers more clean and efficient fuel options for their homes.

World Records in Indianapolis

LIUNA Local 120 members were key partners in setting three new World Records in tunnel construction on the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector project: most feet mined in one day – 409.89 feet, most feet mined in one week – 1,690.04 feet, and most feet mined in one month – 5,755.15 Feet. The $180 million dollar Deep Rock Tunnel Connector project is the first of five tunnels under Indianapolis being constructed to alleviate combined sewer overflows.  

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

A modern engineering marvel, the Hoover Dam Bypass is a new American landmark that rivals the world-famous dam itself. Soaring 900 feet above the Colorado River and built to withstand a 1,000 year earthquake, the four-lane, 19,000 foot long bridge is the longest single-span concrete arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere. LIUNA Local 872 members performed over 500,000 man hours, of work in concrete drilling and blast work, rock scaling, securing loose rocks and removing dangerous boulders. 

Twin Cities Light Rail Green Line

LIUNA members were vital to the construction of the Central Light Rail Transit project which connects St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis. It includes 9.8 miles of underground track and 18 stations in addition to five shared with the METRO Blue Line in downtown Minneapolis. The $1 billion project was funded by federal, state, as well as local sources. In 2016, the Green lines provided approximately 12.7 million rides.

Freedom Tower, New York City

LIUNA members were among the first responders in the wake of the World Trades Center tragedy and served in the immediate disaster response and  cleanup and LIUNA members were also key in rebuilding by helping in the construction of Freedom Tower.     

Building Solar Plants

LIUNA members are building many solar power plants in California, including the Mojave Solar Plant. The project received $1.2 billion in funding from the federal government and created created 830 construction jobs and 70 permanent operation jobs as well as thousands of indirect jobs.  The plant is expected to generate 617,000 MWh of power annually, enough power for more than 88,000 households.

Springfield Virginia Interchange

Members of LIUNA Mid-Atlantic Region worked on the Springfield Interchange Improvement Project in Virginia from the start in 1999 to completion in 2007. With seven phases of construction this road project in the highly congested Washington, DC metro area has increased safety and eased congestion for the 430,000 commuters passing through each day. 

Normal Ill. Transportation Hub

LIUNA members in Normal, Illinois helped build the Transportation Hub project, a $47 million project built over two years to connect travelers with Amtrak as well as city and interstate buses and taxis. The project brought together different transportation organizations and local officials and greatly improved the Illinois transportation system. 

Energy Retrofits in Boston

In Boston, LIUNA Local 7 members assisted in a $63 million project to rebuild and improve public housing buildings by implementing  energy efficiency and renewable energy measures that will save the Housing Authority over $56 million annually. The project created more than 600 local jobs. 

Historic Renovation in Ontario

In 2000, LIUNA reopened the historical Hamilton Station in Ontario, Canada as a hall for weddings and many other events. After LIUNA members completed the project, the $3 million renovations brought a historically valued building back to life for the community and is an extremely popular venue for special events. 

Bayonne, N.J. Bridge Raising

LIUNA members in New Jersey worked on the $1.3 billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge from 151 to 215 feet to allow larger container ships to reach the state's marine terminals. The project also widened lanes, shoulders, and median dividers as well as adding a bike and walkway. Completed in 2019, the project is expected to provided over 2,500 construction jobs and create a safer and more traffic-efficient bridge

Port of Miami Tunnel Project

LIUNA members in Miami took part in the project that connected SR A1A/MacArthur Causeway to Dodge Island providing access between the seaport and highways I-395 and I-95, creating an additional entry to the Port of Miami. This complex project was completed on schedule and on-budget and is expected to reduce traffic congestion while increasing cargo flow into the Port of Miami.