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Saskatoon names contractor for Parkway project

4 Sep 15 The Canadian city of Saskatoon is set to award its largest-ever infrastructure contract.

It is preparing to offer Graham Commuter Partners the contract for building the North Commuter Parkway and the Traffic Bridge.

The North Commuter Parkway project includes a six-lane bridge and 9.3km of new arterial roads. The Traffic Bridge will include two driving lanes and two 3m-wide multi-use pathways on each side of the bridge to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

 “We’ve gone through a very competitive procurement process and we thank each of our shortlisted proponents for their submissions,” said Dan Willems, special projects manager with major projects.

A special meeting of City Council is set for 8 September to approve the project. Graham Commuter Partners will then have 60 days to achieve financial close and, in November, a report will be brought back to Council outlining the financial details of the proposal.

Graham Commuter Partners will build the bridges as well as finance and maintain both for a period of 30 years while the city retains ownership.

Through the P3 Canada Fund, the federal government will provide an investment of up to CA$66m (£31.6m) to the project, while the province of Saskatchewan will contribute CA$50m.

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