Lane likes to be in the fast lane. For more than a century it 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 firm 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.