Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have selected EllisDon and Coco Paving (EDCO) as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) / Credit River Improvement project.
The QEW is a 400-series highway in Ontario linking Toronto with the Niagara Peninsula and Buffalo, New York. The Credit River is a river in southern Ontario, which flows from headwaters above the Niagara Escarpment near Orangeville into Lake Ontario at Port Credit, Mississauga.
The project is expected to reduce traffic conversion, the emission of greenhouse gases while improving the commute by reducing travel time. The design and construction of the project will also generate employment opportunities.
The EDCO team includes the following:
- Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc. and Coco Paving Inc.
- Constructors: EllisDon Capital Inc. and Coco Paving Inc.
- Designers: AECOM Canada Ltd.
- Financial: EllisDon Capital Inc
Features of the improvement project will include: construction a new twin bridge north of the existing Credit River Bridge; rehabilitation of the existing Credit River Bridge; widening and improving the QEW; replacing the Mississauga Road overpass; improving/reconfiguring the Mississauga Road interchange; and, constructing Active Transportation crossings (and associated trail infrastructure) at the QEW and over the Credit River, for the City of Mississauga.
IO and MTO expect to reach financial close at the end of 2020.
For further information on this project, click here.
Featured image credit: Infrastructure Ontario.