Aecon Infrastructure Management wins Winnipeg project
By Adam FreillConstruction Infrastructure
Construction of intersection to start in the spring.
The Manitoba government has awarded the design-build contract for construction of the new intersection at PTH 100 (Perimeter Highway) and St. Mary’s Road to Aecon Infrastructure Management.
“Our government has committed to investing in strategic infrastructure plans for 2022-23 to support economic opportunities for the province, including building towards the Winnipeg One Million Perimeter Freeway Initiative and Manitoba’s Trade and Commerce grid,” said Reg Helwer, the province’s minister of infrastructure. “Manitoba’s 10-year vision to establish the province as a national trade hub will enable a strong economic recovery within and across our borders.”
The design-build contract for the project was recently awarded to Aecon Infrastructure Management. Site preparation and contractor mobilization will commence in the upcoming months with construction to start this spring. The province will invest $135 million to build the new interchange with an anticipated completion date of summer 2024.
Residential, commercial and industrial growth in Winnipeg and surrounding communities has demonstrated the need to create safer and more efficient roadways, noted Helwer. Building on initiatives the government has taken over the past few years, the minister said these projects will help ensure safe and efficient movement of goods and services, and create employment and economic opportunities for all Manitobans.