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Contract awarded for Lakeshore West Infrastructure Improvements project

EllisDon to provide upgrades and improvements along rail corridor west of Toronto.

March 1, 2022   Adam Freill
Construction
Infrastructure

Artist’s rendition of a six-lane road at Burloak Drive in Burlington. Plans are for a four-lane with provisions for a future six-lane road.

Artist’s rendition of a six-lane road at Burloak Drive in Burlington. Plans are for a four-lane with provisions for a future six-lane road.
(Image courtesy of Metrolinx)

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract of $443 million to EllisDon Infrastructure Transit (EDIT) to design, build and finance the GO Expansion – Lakeshore West Infrastructure Improvements project.

Included in the project are improvements and accessibility additions to the Long Branch GO Station, improvements to an underpass and the replacement of a pedestrian bridge in Burlington, as well as enabling works for electrification.

The project is being delivered through Infrastructure Ontario’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) model, which transfers appropriate risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.

The EllisDon Infrastructure Transit team includes:

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  • Proponent Lead: EllisDon Capital Inc.
  • Design Team:
    • Civil: Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, a Division of Wood Canada Limited and Stantec Consulting Ltd.
    • Architectural: Stantec, Strasman Architects
    • Electrical: Mulvey + Banani International Inc.
    • Mechanical: The Aquila Group
    • Structural: Stephenson Engineering Ltd.
    • Signals: Stantec
    • Geotechnical: Thurber Engineering Ltd.
    • Track: Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Stantec
    • Environmental: Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
  • Construction Team: EllisDon Civil Ltd.
  • Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.

On-site mobilization and pre-construction work will begin in spring 2022 with construction to begin in the fall. EDIT estimates up to 200 jobs will be created during construction.

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