Dexter lands $1.2 billion N.B. project
By Andy Bateman
2010- The provincial government of New Brunswick confirmed last Thursday that Dexter Construction, part of
the Municipal Group of Companies, will complete work valued at nearly $1.2 billion
on the Route 1 Gateway Project highway expansion project.
part of a public-private partnership valued at $580 million, Dexter
Construction will expand the Mackay
Highway to six lanes between Saint John and Rothesay. Roadbuilding will
also include 55 kilometres of four-lane highway on Route 1 from Waweig to St.
George and from Pennfield to Lepreau.
The New Brunswick government also awarded Dexter
Construction a maintenance and operations contract valued at about $20 million
a year, or about $600 million over the 30-year lifespan of the contract.
Construction is expected to be completed by July 31, 2013. Transfield Dexter Gateway Services Ltd will be operate
and maintain 235 km of Route 1 between St. Stephen and River Glade from June 1,
2011, until June 2040.