Peter Kiewit Sons, Hatch and Systra International Bridge Technologies team has been selected by the City of Kingston, Canada, for the detailed design and construction of the $137m Third Crossing bridge on Cataraqui river.
Kiewit, Hatch and Systra team was one of three shortlisted proponents to submit a proposal on the bridge project.
Initially, seven international teams had applied for the job when requests for proposals were issued in February 2018.
Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands Mark Gerretsen said: “Infrastructure projects like the Third Crossing bridge in Kingston connect people, support job creation, and boost economic development opportunities.
“This is why the Government of Canada is providing unprecedented funding and support for public infrastructure projects that help grow the middle class and promote the long-term prosperity of communities across the country.”
The City has chosen an Integrated Project Delivery model (IPD) to deliver the project on time and on budget. The City of Kingston, along with the design and construction partners, will work within the CAD180m ($137m) budget to deliver the best possible bridge.
Mayor Bryan Paterson said: “This is the largest infrastructure project our city will undertake for years to come, employing hundreds of people over several years. I am just thrilled and excited to get construction started.”
From September 2018 to December 2019, the project team will carry out early site preparation, conduct additional environmental and geotechnical investigations with Parks Canada, and work through design validation.
Construction is expected to begin in 2019. The Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Kingston will jointly fund the project.
The 1.2km bridge will connect the east side and west side communities. A two-lane bridge will facilitate emergency services to respond quickly, increase transportation through a multi-use pedestrian and bike pathway, and create business connections on the east and west sides of the river.
The project team will conduct communication and engagement programmes as part of the design and construction phases later in 2018 and into 2019.
Image: An artist’s impression of the Third Crossing bridge across Cataraqui river. Photo: courtesy of The Corporation of the City of Kingston.