Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have announced the three shortlisted teams that are invited to respond to a request for proposals (RFP) to design, build, and finance (DBF) the QEW/ Credit River Improvement project.

The teams were selected based on criteria identified in a request for qualifications process that began in April 2019. Selection criteria included the relevant design, construction and financing experience to deliver the project.

Shortlisted teams include:

Keystone Transportation Partners

  • Applicant Lead – Peter Kiewit Sons ULC & Dufferin Construction Company
  • Construction Team – Peter Kiewit Sons ULC & Dufferin Construction Company
  • Financial Advisor – Peter Kiewit Sons ULC

Credit River Developers

  • Applicant Lead – Ferrovial Agromán S.A
  • Construction Team – Ferrovial Agromán S.A.
  • Financial Advisor – Scotia Capital Inc.


  • Applicant Lead – EllisDon Capital Inc. and Coco Paving Inc.
  • Construction Team – EllisDon Capital Inc. and Coco Paving Inc.
  • Financial Advisor – EllisDon Capital Inc.

According to IO, the scope of the work for the DBF contract will include:

  • Construct a new bridge north of the existing Credit River Bridge
  • Rehabilitate the existing Credit River Bridge
  • Replacement of the Mississauga Road overpass
  • Reconstruction and reconfiguration of the existing QEW to accommodate auxiliary lanes and future widening
  • Improvement/reconfiguration of the Mississauga Road interchange;
  • Active transportation crossings with enhanced connectivity to existing and planned trail network over the Credit River and over the QEW at Stavebank Road; and
  • Support facilities and features – landscaping, utilities, drainage and storm water management improvements, illumination, noise wall, Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)
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Teams will now begin preparing proposals that detail how they will deliver the project. Once submissions are received, IO and MTO will evaluate the proposals, select a preferred team and then negotiate a final contract. A successful team is expected to be announced in summer 2020. A fairness monitor is overseeing the entire procurement process.


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