Jensen Precast on USA Parkway - Sparks, Nevada

Collaboration Key For On Time, On Budget Success

Kellen Easter Precast

Nevada is experiencing the kind of growing pains other states might envy economically. As more businesses and people move into the region, more infrastructure needs have surfaced. Transportation challenges in particular can be barriers to faster delivery of goods and services, not to mention added travel time for customers and employees.

Recognizing the need for new businesses like Tesla, Google, and Switch to gain better access to key transportation corridors, the state extended USA Parkway between Interstate 80 and Highway 50 in Lyon and Storey counties in mid 2018. The new $75.9 million project connects over 150 companies in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center to more avenues for commerce and talent. Dubbed the “Infinity Highway,” the four-lane expansion enables easier passageway for customers and employees in Carson City, Silver Springs, Stagecoach, and Yerington.

As contractor for the job, Ames Construction initially collaborated with Jensen Precast to manufacture custom drainage inlets and catch basins of varying sizes for the 12-mile project. Ames came back to Jensen Precast later for 24- to 42-inch reinforced concrete pipe when another firm over-promised on delivery.

“The NDOT DI market is new to us, and this was one of our first large projects,” says Kellen Easter, Inventory Control Manager at Jensen Precast. “The new highway addition opens up trucking and general population traffic to service the southern end of USA Parkway. It will allow trucks to make it to the Southern California region in less time.”

Easter adds, “Our service and overall performance on this project led to an even bigger job with Ames for sewer and storm drains in Virginia City.”

For more information, contact Kellen Easter at (775) 352-6312 or