Vinci awarded €183m contract for Calgary ring road

A consortium of French construction giant Vinci, its subsidiaries and local firm Graham have been awarded a €183m contract from the Alberta Ministry of Transportation to build the southern segment of Calgary’s ring road.

Work on the 5km road involves building four interchanges, seven bridges, a tunnel for pedestrians, as well as earthworks, drainage, paving and lighting.

This project will complete the West Calgary Ring Road, which lies between Alberta Highway 8 and the Trans-Canada Highway.

When complete in 2024, the ring road will provide 100km of fast motoring around Calgary.

Tom Cole, Graham’s general manager of infrastructure, said: "The key to these complex roadway projects is pulling professional people together who enjoy delivering infrastructure projects as one unified team.

"With all the challenges faced from project kick off, through design, construction, and right up to the final product handover, people work with people to achieve great things."

Image courtesy of Vinci

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