TORONTO — A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) has been issued by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx to build and finance the Lakeshore East-West Corridor Expansion project which includes the infrastructure upgrades required to accommodate the expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line.
IO and Metrolinx will evaluate submissions to prequalify project teams with the relevant construction experience and financial capacity to undertake a project of this size, states a release.
Teams that qualify will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposals in fall 2018.
The scope of work outlined in the RFQ includes:
the addition of a fourth track on the south side between the Don River Bridge and Gerrard Street, shifting to the north side between Pape Avenue and the Scarborough GO Station;
widening of bridges at Woodbine Avenue, Warden Avenue and Danforth Avenue;
widening work under the Birchmount Road Bridge;
a new station building and platform changes at Danforth GO Station;
retaining walls; and
three culvert extensions, east of Coxwell Avenue, east of Kennedy Road and Scarborough Junction.
The project is part of the province’s GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program.
GO RER aims to provide faster and more frequent service on the GO Transit Rail network with electrification on core segments, including the Union Pearson Express, adds the release.