EllisDon, Coco Paving picked to replace QEW bridge between Toronto and Hamilton
By On-Site StaffBridges P3s
A build team headed by EllisDon Corp. and Coco Paving Inc. has been picked as the preferred proponent for a major bridge project just west of Toronto.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the province’s Ministry of Transportation selected the EDCO consortium for the Queen Elizabeth Way/Credit River Improvement project earlier this month, though the final contract is still being worked out.
The project centres on replacing a key piece of infrastructure on the busy highway that wraps around Lake Ontario west of Toronto. The six-lane Credit River Bridge in Mississauga is roughly 85-years-old and in need of significant work.
The build team will be responsible for putting up a new twin bridge just north of the existing 250-metre span, widening the adjoining sections of the QEW and rehabilitating the old bridge. Among several other components, major work on the nearby Mississauga Road interchange is also part of the P3 project.
Pending financial close, EllisDon and Coco Paving will oversee construction and financing for the project, while the final team member, AECOM Canada Ltd., will take on design.
Precise costs for the work have not been disclosed, but IO estimated the project would run between $200 million and $499 million in its most recent market update. The crown agency expects to reach financial close and officially award the contract by the end of the year.