The B.C. government has pre-qualified three teams to participate in the competitive selection process to design and construct the new toll-free $1.377 billion Pattullo Bridge.
The three bidding teams are:
1. Fraser Community Connectors:
- Respondent: Kiewit Canada Development Corp.
- Design-build contractor: Kiewit Infrastructure BC ULC
- Long-span bridge design contractor: T.Y. Lin International and International Bridge Technologies, Inc.
2. Flatiron / Dragados / Carlson Pattullo JV:
- Respondent: Flatiron / Dragados / Carlson Pattullo JV (a joint venture of Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited, Dragados Canada Inc. and Carlson Construction Group, Inc.), ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Hochtieff PPP Solutions North America, LLC and COWI North America, Ltd.
- Design-build contractor: Flatiron / Dragados / Carlson Pattullo JV (a joint venture of Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited, Dragados Canada Inc. and Carlson Construction Group, Inc.)
- Long-span bridge design contractor: COWI North America, Ltd.
3. Fraser Crossing Partners
- Respondent: SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc. and Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc.
- Design-build contractor: SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc. and Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc.
- Long-span bridge design contractor: SNC-Lavalin Inc., Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner Beratende Ingenieure VBI AG, Hatch Corporation, EXP Services Inc. and Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc.
The approved budget represents the full cost to complete the project, including procurement, project management, construction, removal of the existing bridge and interest during construction.
Construction of the new Pattullo Bridge will be facilitated by the province’s controversial Community Benefits Agreement. The goal of the CBA is to include job and training opportunities for people in the local area and the increased participation of apprentices and workers traditionally under-represented in the construction trades.
“The existing Pattullo Bridge is nearing the end of its useful life,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The selection of the three teams gets us closer to breaking ground on this project that will improve safety and reliability for residents, commercial vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.”
The new four-lane crossing will replace the existing Pattullo Bridge and will have wider lanes and better connections to road networks on either side of the bridge, which will help traffic flow more efficiently. It will provide safer connections for commuters, commercial vehicles and first responders. The new bridge also features dedicated pedestrian and cyclist lanes separated from traffic by a barrier on both sides of the bridge.
The province will use a design-build-finance model to build the Pattullo Bridge replacement. The bridge is expected to open in 2023.