Aecon awarded contract for design and build for Eglinton Extension
Posted on 21st December 2023 at 11:01
Aecon Infrastructure Management have been awarded a contract to design and build the guideway for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension in Toronto.
The guideway will be elevated a stretch for 1.5km (0.93 miles) and then run back underground. It will extend the Eglinton LRT system another 9.2km farther west and bring rapid transit options to Etobicoke and Mississauga, Ontario by allowing links to other forms of existing public transport.
Early works will be sub-contracted to Aecon Six Nations (A6N), a successful indigenous-owned and operated generaral partnership between them and Aecom.
“We are pleased to expand our role in delivering this critical transit extension that will improve mobility for surrounding communities and decrease travel times for commuters,” said Jean-Louis Servranckx, president and CEO, Aecon. "Building on Aecon’s experience executing some of the most complex transit projects in Ontario’s history, we look forward to successfully executing this project while supporting our client in working collaboratively with local and Indigenous communities.”
Major construction on the guideway is expected to start later in 2024.
One of the new vehicles due to run on the Eglinton system (TTC)
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