RFQ issued for Highway 401 expansion project
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to pre-qualify and shortlist project teams to deliver the Highway 401 expansion project.
The Highway 401 expansion project is approximately 18 kilometres long and is located within the western part of the Greater Toronto Area, from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton. This project includes widening the existing six lane configuration to the following:
Highway 401 is one of the busiest freeways in Ontario. It is a critical component of the provincial highway network and is one of Ontario’s most important thoroughfares in terms of commuter and trade traffic. The Highway 401 expansion project will offer relief to congestion on the existing highway and improve the flow of goods, services and people in the region.
IO and MTO will evaluate submissions to prequalify project teams with the relevant design, construction, and financing experience. Teams that qualify will be invited to respond to a request for proposals (RFP), which is expected to be issued in fall 2017. Interested companies must register with www.merx.com to download the RFQ.
The project is being delivered under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model, which transfers risks associated with design, construction, and financing of the project to the private sector.