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RFP goes out for Highway 401 expansion project

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RFP goes out for Highway 401 expansion project

TORONTO — Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has issued a request for proposals for the Highway 401 Expansion project that will see 18 kilometres of the 401 widened west of Toronto.

The roadway will be widened between the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton, said a March 7 media statement.

Three teams have been prequalified to bid on the build. They are Blackbird Infrastructure Group, including Dufferin Construction Company, Ferrovial Agroman Canada Inc., Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. and TD Securities; LINK401, including Dragados Canada Inc., Brennan Infrastructures Inc., Bot Infrastructure Ltd., WSP Canada Group Limited, ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Stonebridge Financial Corporation; and West Corridor Constructors, including Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., Amico Design Build Inc., Parsons Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc.

The teams will be asked submit proposals to design, build and finance the project, with the successful bidder expected to be announced in 2019. The project is being delivered under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model.

Average daily traffic for Highway 401 in the Peel and Halton region is approximately 118,000 to 175,000 vehicles per day.

“Traffic and congestion are among the biggest issues facing residents in Mississauga and the GTA,” commented Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie in the statement. “We know that congestion costs us billions each year, time away from our family and our lives, as well as great frustration from sitting in traffic, not to mention the significant negative impact on our environment from thousands of idling cars and trucks.”

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