A 60-40 joint venture of Granite Construction Inc. and Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC has won a $348-million progressive design-build contract to upgrade a stretch of U.S. 89 in Utah. The Utah Dept. of Transportation contract, whose award Granite announced Jan. 6, includes widening nine miles of U.S. 89 in Davis and Weber counties, plus adding four interchanges. Construction is expected to start in early 2020 and extend into 2023. Ralph L. Wadsworth is a subsidiary of Sterling Construction Co. Inc.