I-10, Las Cruces to Texas State Line

New Mexico Department of Transportation (Owner)
Location of Project: Dona Ana County, NM
Contract Amount: $5,092,543.51 (AUI Subcontracted portion)

AUI was subcontracted by Mountain States Constructors, Inc. to assist in the new construction and rehabilitation of I-10 from Las Cruces to the Texas state line. The overall project scope involved the lane expansion of I-10 northbound and southbound lanes from two to four lanes. AUI’s portion of this project included the construction of a 4,800LF permanent concrete wall barrier, a new Gateway Sign for visitors entering the state of New Mexico, and construction of a 42,000SF precast concrete sound wall held in place by drilled piers. Scheduling conflicts were kept to a minimum as the project progressed smoothly with AUI placing over 13,000LF of culvert pipe extensions in addition to approximately 20 drop inlets of various sizes, to provide the necessary drainage for the lane expansion of I-10. The installation of culvert pipe and box culvert extensions; cleaning and or filling existing culvert pipe and box culverts; in addition to preparing the area for Mountain States paving portion by backfill and compaction over these installations, had to be done in an efficient and timely manner to assure that all contractors and subcontractors involved could stay on schedule.
AUI’s success on this project was dependent upon positive working relationships with both NMDOT and the prime contractor, Mountain States Constructors, Inc. The quality of the final project was enhanced by AUI’s commitment to the safety of their employees as there were no lost time accidents on the project and in large part to the dedication of our employees who take great pride in their work. Every effort was made to work together on this project and share resources when necessary; while efficient productivity allowed the project to stay on schedule and on budget.

Paseo Del Volcan (Northern Section) Stage II, IRIS to US 550

City of Rio Rancho
Location of Project: Rio Rancho, NM
Contract Amount: $8,796,959 (AUI Inc.’s subcontract amount)

The project called for a 3.1 mile extension of Paseo del Volcan from Iris Road to US 550 consisting of the addition of a two-lane roadway, drainage crossings, roadway intersections with traffic signals, three bridges, and the raising
of Enchanted Hills Boulevard.  Once again AUI was a subcontractor to Mountain States Constructors, Inc., the prime contractor for this City of Rio Rancho project. Under AUI’s $8.7 million subcontract, AUI constructed four bridges (two single-span and two double-span), a seven-barrel box culvert , a two-barrel box culvert , approx. 10,000 SF of soil nail walls , 3,000 SF of pre-cast sound walls , approx. 50,000 SF of MSE wall, and 2,000 LF of concrete barrier wall. AUI also placed over 2,500 LF of RCP storm drain ranging from 72” to 96” in diameter, in addition to 2,000 LF of 12” sanitary sewer and approximately 800 LF of 16” waterline.

This American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funded project began construction in August 2009 and was scheduled for completion by February 2011; however, AUI successfully completed its construction activities by the end of 2010.

Project News

AUI Breaks Ground on Largest Project in Company History

Rio Bravo Groundbreaking

July 31, 2017–

The NMDOT held a groundbreaking ceremony for the I-25/Rio Bravo Interchange Project today, and construction is scheduled to begin on August 8th.

The $50M project is the largest in AUI’s 36-year history.
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Employee News

Deluca Presented with Albuquerque Good Samaritan Award

Photo of Mayor Richard Berry presenting Good Samaritan Award to Anthony Deluca.

September 1, 2017–

Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized Anthony Deluca as this week’s Good Samaritan for helping a man who was blind cross a busy intersection. Deluca is an employee of AUI, Inc., a contractor for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project. Read more…