The Alberta government signed a 34-year public-private partnership (P3) contract in May with the Capital City Link General Partnership to design, build, operate and partially finance the highway project. The P3 contract is worth CA$1.8bn (£1.1bn).
Aecom is the lead designer for the Flatiron-Dragados-Aecon-Lafarge design-build joint venture company. The project includes 17 miles of six- and eight-lane dual carriageways, nine interchanges, two road flyovers, eight rail crossings and 46 bridge structures, including two bridges across the North Saskatchewan River.
“This is a great opportunity to partner with the province, delivering new, high-quality transportation infrastructure in an accelerated manner under a single P3 contract,” said Aecom chairman and chief executive officer John Dionisio. “Together we will develop a project that will provide for a safe transportation network bringing both mobility and further economic growth to the region."