Permanent repairs coming to B.C. highway
By Adam FreillBridges Construction Infrastructure Roads
RFP process is underway for repairs to flood-damaged sections of the Coquihalla Highway.
As British Columbia’s roadways continue to recover from last November’s floods, the province’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is moving forward on permanent repairs to the Coquihalla (Highway 5).
The ministry has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to contractors who qualified through the Highway Reinstatement Program request for qualifications (RFQ) process, which was undertaken over the past three months.
These companies have been invited to take part in the competitive selection process to design and construct permanent repairs needed at three sites: the Bottletop Bridges, 50 kilometres south of Merritt; the Juliet Bridges, three kilometres south of Bottletop; and the Jessica Bridges, 48 kilometres south of Juliet.
The RFP for the repair project closes in mid-April with the contract expected to be awarded in late April or early May. Construction is expected to begin in summer and be completed by the end of the year.