Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the second advance tunnel contract (ATC2) for the Eglinton Crosstown West extension in Toronto. The 500-metre tunnel will start east of Jane Street and connect to the future Mount Dennis Station.
Two consortia were shortlisted and invited to respond to the RFP:
- Applicant Lead: STRABAG
- Design Prime Team Members: WSP Canada and Dr. G. Sauer & Partners Corporation (DSP)
- Construction Prime Team Members: STRABAG.
Acciona-GFL Joint Venture (AGJV)
- Applicant Leads: Acciona Infrastructure Canada and GFL Infrastructure Group
- Design Prime Team Members: GHD Limited and Acciona Engineering North America Inc.
- Construction Prime Team Members: Acciona Infrastructure Canada and GFL Infrastructure Group
The consortia have been invited to respond to the RFP and will begin preparing their proposals that detail how they will deliver the project. Upon evaluating the proposals received, IO and Metrolinx expect to award this contract in early 2023.
The Ontario Province is also issuing an RFP for the elevated section of the Eglinton Crosstown West extension. The elevated section will run from just west of Scarlett Road to just east of Jane Street. Metrolinx expects to award this contract later in early 2023.
The ECWE is being delivered in four separate procurement contracts. The contract for the first advance tunnel between Renforth Drive and Scarlett Road was awarded to West End Connectors in May 2021. These two latter RFPs include two contracts (for the second tunnel and elevated guideway) and the fourth contract covers the delivery of stations, rail and systems.
The Eglinton Crosstown West extension (ECWE) which will run mostly underground is a 9.2-km extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT westward with up to 10 stops from Mount Dennis to Renforth Drive. The project is expected to be further extended to establishing connectivity with Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The extension will provide transit connections to four different transit services.