B.C. shortlists three bid teams for major Vancouver-area interchange project
DELTA, B.C.—A significant highway upgrade project involving an interchange in Metro Vancouver is down to a trio of bidders.
The province’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said Feb. 8 it has picked three construction consortia to submit bids for the Highway 91/17 upgrade project.
The shortlisted teams include:
- Kiewit Construction Services (with Kiewit as the design-build contractor and WSP Canada Inc. as the design firm)
- Pacific Gateway Constructors (with Ledcor CMI Ltd. as the lead design-builder, supported by Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc. and Bel Contracting as design-builders, plus McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd. as the designer)
- Gateway Legacy Partners (with Graham Infrastructure LP and BA Blacktop Ltd. as design-builders, Parsons Inc. as a design-builder and the lead design firm, as well as Urban Systems and EXP Services Inc. as design firms)
The winning bidder will be responsible for designing and building a series of connections along a short stretch of Highway 91 in Delta, B.C. The work includes new ramps, intersection upgrades and numerous other jobs designed to help streamline traffic just south of the Alex Fraser Bridge.
The interchange project is part of a wider effort to loosen up gridlock in Delta. The overall project is expected to cost $245 million, but the province did not break down the cost of the standalone interchange work.
Transportation and Infrastructure expects to select which of the three firms will emerge from the RFP stage by fall 2019. Construction will commence shortly after and run until 2023.