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Aecon to design and build elevated guideway for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

December 15, 2023  By Rock to Road Staff


Aecon has been awarded the contract to design and build a 1.5-kilometre elevated guideway as part of a larger project to extend Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT. (Photo credit: Aecon Group)

TORONTO – Aecon Group has been awarded a $290 million contract to design and build the elevated portion of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (ECWE) project in Toronto, Ontario.

The value of the contract will be added to Aecon’s Construction segment backlog in the fourth quarter of 2023.

The scope of work includes the design and construction of a 1.5-kilometre elevated guideway that will run along the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, from east of Jane Street to west of Scarlett Road. Construction is slated to begin in early 2024, with anticipated completion in 2028.

The elevated guideway forms a critical part of the 9.2-kilometre western extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. The extension will create a continuous rapid transit line from Toronto’s east end, through the heart of the city and into Mississauga.

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“As part of the largest expansion of public transit in Canadian history, the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will bring more people in Toronto and Mississauga closer to rapid transit,” said Ontario Minister of Transportation Prabmeet Sarkaria.

Aecon will subcontract certain early works to Aecon Six Nations (A6N), a successful Indigenous-owned and operated general partnership between Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and Aecon. Aecon will also support Metrolinx to explore partnerships with Indigenous-owned businesses during the project.

“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, Aecon Group president and CEO. “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.”


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