The Government of Ontario has announced that the province has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project.
The project will widen 18 kilometres of highway, from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton. Widening the highway will relieve congestion, allow for more efficient transportation and flow of goods, and help accommodate continued population and employment growth in the region.
“The 401 is an important economic corridor, especially through Mississauga and Milton, that moves people and goods to domestic and international markets, and is vital to our local, provincial and national economies,” said Bonnie Crombie, mayor of Mississauga. “Investments like these that build infrastructure, while breaking gridlock to get people where they need to go more quickly, while moving goods to market in a more timely way are critical to our future prosperity and will help workers, students, and businesses succeed.”
Prequalified teams are able to submit their proposal for the Highway 401 Expansion project, with the successful bidder expected to be announced in 2019.
The prequalified groups are:
Blackbird Infrastructure Group – Dufferin Construction Company, Ferrovial Agroman Canada Inc., Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. and TD Securities.
LINK401 – Dragados Canada Inc., Brennan Infrastructures Inc., Bot Infrastructure Ltd., WSP Canada Group Limited, ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Stonebridge Financial Corporation.
West Corridor Constructors – Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., Amico Design Build Inc., Parsons Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc.
The project is being delivered under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model.
The average daily traffic for Highway 401 in the Peel and Halton region is approximately 118,000 to 175,000 vehicles per day.