The Government of British Columbia has selected three pre-qualified teams to participate in the request for proposals (RFP) stage to design and construct Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project on Highway 1, which will improve safety and reliability east of Golden.
After evaluating the request for qualifications submissions, the teams selected to participate in the RFP are:
Kiewit Infrastructure BC ULC
- Kiewit Infrastructure BC ULC
- McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd.
- Mott MacDonald Canada Ltd.
- Thurber Engineering Ltd.
- Peter Kiewit Sons ULC
Flatiron-Vinci Joint Venture
- Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd.
- Vinci Infrastructure Canada Ltd.
- Janin Atlas Inc.
- Carmacks Enterprises Ltd.
- Dodin Quebec Inc.
- COWI North America Ltd.
- Urban Systems Ltd.
- Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
- Brybil Projects Ltd.
- Wyllie & Norrish Rock Engineers Ltd.
- Dynamic Avalanche Consulting Ltd.
- 6 Point Engineering and Avalanche Consulting Ltd.
Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors
- Aecon Constructors, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.
- Parsons Inc.
- Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc.
- EXP Services Inc.
The Kicking Horse Canyon Project includes realigning and widening the final 4.8-kilometre, two-lane section through the canyon from West Portal to Yoho Bridge to four lanes and installing median barrier, as well as snow avalanche and rockfall hazard protection.
The $601-million project is cost shared. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $215.2 million through the provincial-territorial infrastructure component of the New Building Canada Fund. The Province is providing the remaining $385.8 million. This section of Highway 1 east of Golden carries up to 12,000 vehicles daily during the summer. This includes commercial vehicles serving interprovincial and international trade. Three phases of Kicking Horse Canyon are complete, resulting in more than 21 kilometres of roadway upgraded to a modern four-lane, 100 km/h standard.
BC Infrastructure Benefits (BCIB) is the employer for workers on the project. BCIB is responsible for implementing the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), which ensures that all workers on the project receive competitive, equal, transparent wages and benefits. BCIB applies priority hiring to ensure that qualified locals, women, Indigenous peoples and people with disabilities benefit from this investment. All employees will receive respectful workplace training and Indigenous cultural competency training as part of their experience on the site.
The contract for the Kicking Horse Canyon Project is expected to be awarded in summer 2020, with construction beginning in fall 2020.