12 January 2010
Plenary Roads Winnipeg has been announced as the preferred team to deliver the Disraeli Bridges project in the Canadian city of Winnipeg. Its proposal is for a scheme that will enable motorists to continue using the 50-year-old existing bridges during construction of their replacements.
Two new bridges will be built - one for vehicles and the other for pedestrians and cyclists - under a design-build-finance-maintain contract.
The Plenary Roads Winnipeg team comprises Plenary Group (Canada), PCL Constructors Canada, Wardrop Engineering, Stantec Consulting and Borland Construction.
The city will make a commissioning payment and then annual performance-based service payments during the 30 year contract. A total of US$189.5 million has been allocated from city capital budgets for the project.
Construction is expected to begin in 2011 following finalisation of project agreements, detailed design and environmental approvals.