Aecon to build elevated LRT guideway in Toronto
By Adam FreillConstruction Infrastructure
Contract awarded for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Elevated Guideway project in Ontario; work to start in 2024.
Aecon Group Inc. has been awarded a $290 million design-build contract by the Ontario government for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (ECWE) project’s Elevated Guideway in Toronto.
The scope of work includes the design and construction of a 1.5-kilometre elevated guideway that will run along the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, from east of Jane Street to west of Scarlett Road. Construction is expected to commence in early 2024, with anticipated completion in 2028.
The Elevated Guideway will form a critical part of the 9.2-kilometre extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. The extension will run from Mount Dennis in the east to Renforth Drive in the west, featuring connections to UP Express and Kitchener GO train services, as well as TTC, GO and MiWay bus services.
Aecon will subcontract certain early works to Aecon Six Nations (A6N), an Indigenous-owned and operated general partnership between Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and Aecon. Aecon will also support Metrolinx to explore partnerships with Indigenous-owned businesses during the project.
“We are pleased to expand our role in delivering this critical transit extension that will improve mobility for surrounding communities and decrease travel times for commuters,” said Jean-Louis Servranckx, president and chief executive officer of Aecon Group Inc. “Building on Aecon’s experience executing some of the most complex transit projects in Ontario’s history, we look forward to successfully executing this project while supporting our client in working collaboratively with local and Indigenous communities.”