Broomfield, Colorado (October 29, 2015) – The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) honored the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project in November.
The CA$2.15 billion project, which broke ground in June 2015, received the Gold Award in the Effective Procurement category of the 2015 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.
“The New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project has set the gold standard for effective procurement with its procurement process conducted in record time for a capital structure of its size and complexity,” said Mark Romoff, President and CEO of CCPPP, according to a release.
The partnership of SNC-Lavalin, Flatiron and Dragados Canada is responsible for construction of the new 3.4-kilometer Champlain Bridge. Consortium equity providers include SNC-Lavalin Capital, ACS Infrastructure Canada and HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America. The project is designed by T.Y. Lin International, International Bridge Technologies, SNC-Lavalin and MMM.
The new Champlain Bridge Corridor, one of North America’s largest infrastructure projects, will provide additional capacity and increase safety on one of the busiest bridges in Canada. The project includes a new 500-metre bridge for L’Île-des-Sœurs; the widening of Highway 15 between the Atwater interchange and the new bridge; and the improvement of the ramps leading from Highways 132 and 10 on the South Shore to the bridge. Work on the new bridge, expected to have a 125-year design life, will be completed in 2018.