Aecon wins $19 m contract to widen 407 ETR
By Andy Bateman
May 21, 2010 – Aecon Group Inc. announced on Wednesday that
its Construction and Materials division has been awarded a $19 million contract to widen nine kilometres of the
median of Highway 407 in Markham, Ontario from Highway 404 to Markham Road.
The widening project will add two new
lanes to the 407 in each direction, one of which will be opened for traffic
usage, while the other will be used as a shoulder lane. Aecon will also perform
various works including grading, drainage, asphalt paving, electrical and
overhead sign support structures.
Construction begins immediately and is
scheduled for completion in early September 2010.
"We are very pleased to be
continuing work on Highway 407 ETR, as we have played a major role in the
construction and expansion of this highway since 1994," said Teri
McKibbon, CEO of Aecon's Infrastructure Group. "Our client has
demonstrated its confidence in Aecon based on the broad scope of work the project
Aecon Group Inc. is Canada's
largest, publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company.