Environmental

Our Commitment

The Sterling Way has always been about taking care of our people and communities, our customers, our investors. Our commitment to the environment goes beyond applicable regulations and policies — we strive to build a reputation as an industry leader and a responsible infrastructure builder.

  • We build to connect, to protect, to improve, to advance. A people-centric approach ensures responsibility and sustainability. As we build, we combine our unique capabilities to harmonize nature and society.
  • Because every facet of our work impacts all aspects of life, we are committed to being good stewards of both the community and the environment. We recognize our projects affect fragile systems and we make every effort to protect them to the best of our abilities.
  • Our E-infrastructure Solutions sector improves and advances our communities by preparing the areas needed for growth.
  • Our Building Solutions sector provides concrete foundations that offer opportunities for families to thrive and advance.
  • With our Transportation Solutions sector, we connect and protect our ever-growing society by building and servicing the infrastructure that enables our economy to run, our people to move and our country to grow.

I-80 at Parleys Summit – Wildlife Bridge

In 2019, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) completed the largest wildlife overpass in the state of Utah. Spanning 320 by 50 feet, the bridge towers over all six lanes of Interstate 80 (I-80) so that local animals can migrate safely. Cameras were installed at both ends and the center of the bridge so the DWR can monitor and map migration patterns. The RLW team used computer models developed to visualize the project improvements before they were ever constructed. This was particularly helpful for coordinating with the public. Our construction team developed a visualization of the wildlife overpass, climbing lane, and noise wall and made it available through virtual reality goggles at open houses for the public. This created a sense of understanding and support from members of the community prior to and during construction.