Carmacks, a subsidiary of transport infrastructure construction and urban development company Eurovia, has won a contract for the maintenance of the Deerfoot Trail in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The contract, worth more than €80m (C$120m), involves daily maintenance of Deerfoot Trail. Work includes winter maintenance, maintenance and upkeep of infrastructure, such as bridges, roads and drains, equipment (crash barriers, signage and lighting), and green spaces.
The contract has an initial term of seven years and includes an option for a three-year renewal.
The contract for the maintenance of 46km of motorway will come into force on 1 August 2019.
The Deerfoot Trail is a two- or four-lane dual carriageway extending from the north to the south of Calgary city, which has a population of more than one million.
The motorway was named in 1974 after Deerfoot, an exceptionally fast long-distance runner of the Siksika North American Indian Nation.
Part of the Canamex corridor, a transport infrastructure linking Canada to Mexico via the US, the motorway is the busiest urban motorway in Alberta, with daily traffic of more than 170,000 vehicles.
Eurovia has so far managed more than 60,000km of road worldwide and the new contract strengthens the company’s position in maintenance services.
In Alberta, Carmacks is also maintaining two other important urban motorways – North Stoney Trail in Calgary (until 2039) and Northwest Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton (until 2041).
Eurovia, a subsidiary of French concessions and construction company Vinci Group, builds and maintains transport infrastructure, including roads, motorways, railways, airports and tramways, and develops industrial, commercial and urban facilities and develops industrial, commercial and urban facilities.
The company delivers related services, including demolition, deconstruction, drainage, earthworks, utility networks, signage, bridges, tunnels and noise barriers.
Vinci, which is involved in concessions and contracting, designs, finances, builds and operates infrastructure and facilities that help improve mobility.
Image: Eurovia staff during a road work. Photo: Courtesy of VINCI.