Flatiron Awarded Interchange Project in Red Deer
Richmond, BC (October 10, 2016) – Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited (FLATIRON), one of the largest infrastructure contractors in North America, secured a $79.8 million contract to construct a new interchange at the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Highway and Gaetz Avenue in Red Deer, Alberta.
On July 27, 2016, Alberta Transportation awarded the design bid-build contract to Flatiron. There were a total of 14 bidding teams. Preconstruction activities began in August and construction officially broke ground on September 19, 2016. Currently, the site is progressing with clearing, topsoil stripping, wetland removals, temporary shoring, bridge piling, and development of a gravel pit.
The project will reconstruct the interchanges of QEII at Gaetz Avenue and Taylor Drive and includes the removal of three bridge structures, construction of five new bridge structures, reconfiguration of ramps and intersections, realignment of the highway, expansion to six lanes and the construction of new collector-distributor roads.
Red Deer is hosting the 2019 Canada Winter Games and the new interchange is targeted to be ready in advance of the games. The new corridor will provide improved safety and more efficiency for increasing traffic flows along the QEII highway which currently sustains an average traffic volume of 42,000 vehicles per day.
About Flatiron Construction Corp.
FLATIRON develops innovative solutions to build transportation and infrastructure projects across the U.S. and Canada, including roads, bridges, highways, rail transit, runways, dams, water treatment and storage facilities for both public and private clients. FLATIRON delivers projects through a variety of contracting methods, including bid-build, design-build and public private partnerships. More information can be found at www.flatironcorp.com.