For more than a century The Lane Construction Corporation has been widening, paving, and constructing lanes for highways, bridges, runways, and other thoroughfares. The heavy civil contractor evolved from a stone-crushing plant founded in 1890 by railroad engineer John S. Lane. The company and its affiliates are known for building highways, roads, bridges, railroads, dams, and mass transit systems, primarily in the eastern and southern US. The group also produces bituminous and precast concrete and mines aggregates at plants and quarries in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and southern US. Additionally, it sells and leases construction equipment. Lane Construction is owned by descendants of Lane and employees.
While most of Lane's affiliates and projects are arrayed along the East Coast, the company's growing South/Southwest operations include a 10-mile highway reconstruction project in Central Texas.
Lane has operations in 20 US states. Its affiliates include New Hampshire-based Cold River Materials, Senate Asphalt of Washington, D.C., and Virginia Paving and Virginia Sign & Lighting Co., among about a half a dozen others. In 2013 its Rea Contracting division in the Carolinas changed its name to Lane Construction Corp.
Lane Construction has made a number of acquisitions in the past decade. In 2010 it bought Maine-based construction firm White Brothers, expanding its operations in the Northeast. The year before that, it acquired active plants in Florida and Virginia. Prior purchases include Texas-based Sunmount Corporation and Southeast highway and bridge contractor Rea Contracting (a former subsidiary of bankrupt firm J.A. Jones Construction). Today the group owns and operates more than 80 plants and quarries.
The company works for both public and private entities on a variety of projects. It repaved Daytona International Speedway in 2011. Another notable recent project was the $95 million automated people mover system at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Lane also has worked on several mass transit systems across the United States, including the Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Another one of Lane's major projects includes the $1.5 billion I-495 Capital Beltway High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes in northern Virginia. It is one of the largest public-private partnerships in the US.
Lane Construction is a family-owned company. – less