Broomfield, Colo. (July 21, 2015) – Flatiron, one of the largest infrastructure contractors in North America, has secured a contract to design and build a new CA$203.9 million interchange at Provincial Trunk Highway 59 and PTH 101 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Flatiron brings experience building major infrastructure across Canada and the U.S. to this job, which is the company’s first in Manitoba.
The project, for owner Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, replaces an existing signaled interchange with a loop ramp interchange. Work includes seven precast girder bridges (ranging from approximately 40 to 100 meters in length), and one cast-in-place box culvert through pass, for a total of eight structures. The project also includes construction of 1.5 million cubic meters of interchange embankment, demolition of one existing bridge and roadway updates.
The interchange is a main route for both daily commuters and commercial traffic. The surrounding communities are growing with additional residential developments expected in the near future. The project is designed to alleviate congestion in the short-term, as well as easily accommodate future infrastructure expansion for additional traffic demands. The upgrades will also improve safety at the interchange.
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 design-build and public private partnerships.