Contract for Eglinton Crosstown West extension tunnel awarded

Eglinton Crosstown West extensionInfrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx awarded Strabag consortium a CAD 255 million (USD 188.2 million) contract to design, build and finance the second underground segment of the Eglinton Crosstown West extension, which includes a 500-metre tunnel from east of Jane Street to Mount Dennis station.

Strabag consortium includes Strabag Inc, WSP Canada Inc. and Dr. G. Sauer & Partners Corporation. The contract includes the design and supply of mining and tunnelling equipment, detailed design and construction of the launch and extraction shafts and tunnel portal east of Jane Street, detailed design and construction of the tunnel between the portal and Mount Dennis Station using the sequential excavation method. The contract also involves modifications at Mount Dennis Station to accommodate extended Eglinton Crosstown LRT service; and utility work and road modifications along Eglinton Avenue West to accommodate construction activities.

The Eglinton Crosstown West extension advance tunnel two project underwent an open and competitive procurement process overseen by a third-party fairness advisor. Strabag Inc. submitted the proposal that delivers the best value for Ontario taxpayers.

The project is being delivered through IO’s public-private partnership (P3) model, which transfers appropriate risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.

Enabling works for the project are underway and major construction is expected to begin later in 2024.

The Eglinton Crosstown West extension (ECWE) advance tunnel 2 project is the second tunnel package, running between Jane Street and the future Mount Dennis Station. The first Advance Tunnel project is the first phase of work for the 9.2 km extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (future TTC Line 5). The Eglinton Crosstown West extension project will run mostly underground, westward from the future Mount Dennis station to Renforth Drive.

Once complete, the ECWE will connect to different transit services, including the GO Kitchener Line and UP Express train service at Mount Dennis, TTC bus services at transit stops in Toronto, and GO and MiWay bus services via the Mississauga Transitway.

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