RFP issued for QEW Garden City Skyway twinning project

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to prequalify project teams to deliver the QEW Garden City Skyway – Bridge Twinning project in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario as a Public Private Partnership (P3) project.

Interested companies must register with www.merx.com to download the RFQ.

IO and MTO will evaluate submissions to prequalify project teams with the relevant design, construction, and financing experience. Teams that qualify will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) expected in summer 2023.

Scope of work includes:

  • Construction of a 2.2 km twin Garden City Skyway bridge connecting St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • New bridge will be 4 lanes with wide median and outside shoulders and carry Toronto-bound traffic
  • Realignment of local roads
  • Construction of stormwater management ponds
  • Relocation of affected utilities

Traffic from the existing bridge will be temporarily switched onto the newly constructed bridge to allow for rehabilitation of the existing Garden City Skyway bridge (under a separate contract).The QEW Garden City Skyway – Bridge Twinning project includes constructing a new 2.2-kilometre twin bridge to the north of the existing bridge, connecting St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The project is being delivered through IO’s design, build and finance (DBF) Public-Private Partnership (P3) model, which transfers appropriate risks associated with design, construction and financing of the project to the private sector.


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