VICTORIA —Procurement for a new interchange near Steveston is moving forward.
B.C. officials have selected three bidding teams to participate in the competitive selection process to design and construct the new interchange.
This project is expected to improve traffic for vehicles, transit users, pedestrians and cyclists ahead of the eight-lane George Massey Tunnel being completed.
The three teams invited to participate in the request for proposals (RFP) are:
- Aecon|NorLand General Partnership (Aecon Constructors, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.; NorLand Projects Limited; Parsons Inc.; and Wood Canada Limited)
- Cascade Coast Infrastructure Group (Eurovia British Columbia Inc.; Ledcor Mining Ltd.; and McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd.)
- Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited (Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited and Urban Systems Ltd.)
The RFP for the Steveston Interchange replacement is expected to close early next year. Officials anticipate the contract will be awarded in spring 2022.
The project on Highway 99 includes enhanced ramp connections to help ease traffic congestion.
“Once the new tunnel is in place, travel time and reliability will be improved for traffic headed from Steveston Highway into the tunnel, further reducing congestion at the Steveston Interchange,” said the province. “The new interchange will also improve access to transit stops and pedestrian and cycling connections across Highway 99.”
Contracts have already been awarded for new bus-on-shoulder lanes on Highway 99 south of the George Massey Tunnel, a new bus connection from Bridgeport Road to Highway 99 and cycling infrastructure improvements at Highway 17A.
These corridor improvements, including the new Steveston Interchange, have a price tag of $137 million. They are components of the George Massey Crossing Program and will be built before the new tunnel.
The Steveston Interchange project is funded by the Province of B.C. and the Transportation Investment Corporation will lead the delivery of the new interchange on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.