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Three finalists named for Vancouver highway project

JOC News Service
Three finalists named for Vancouver highway project

DELTA, B.C. – British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced the construction teams selected to submit bids for the Highway 91/17 upgrade project in Delta, B.C.

The shortlisted teams are Kiewit Construction Services, with Kiewit working as design-build contractor, and WSP Canada acting as the design firm; Pacific Gateway Constructors, with Ledcor CMI Ltd. as lead design-builder, Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc. and Bel Contracting as design builders and McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd. as the designer; and Gateway Legacy Partners, which consists of Graham Infrastructure LP and BA Blacktop Ltd. as design-builders, Parsons Inc. as a design-builder and the lead design firm, and Urban Systems and EXP Services Inc. as design firms.

The project combines improvements to Highway 91, Highway 17 and the Highway 91 Connector corridors to improve travel safety and efficiency south of the Fraser River, as well as improving commercial and local travel in the area.

The contract will be awarded in fall 2019, with construction beginning soon afterward and completion scheduled for 2023. 

Funding for this project comes from the federal government through the National Infrastructure component of the New Building Canada Fund, the B.C. government and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project is part of a $245-million package developed by the ministry which includes improvements to Deltaport Way and upgrades to 27B Avenue to Tsawwassen First Nation treaty lands, which began in summer 2018 and will be completed 2019, with funding provided by the Tsawwassen First Nation.

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