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Subway (Eglinton Crosstown West Extension)

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded the EUR 174.61 million (CAD255 million) contract to STRABAG Inc. to design, build and finance the second underground segment of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, which includes a 500-m tunnel from east of Jane Street to Mount Dennis Station.

The STRABAG team includes:

  • Developer: STRABAG Inc.
  • Design: WSP Canada Inc. and Dr. G. Sauer & Partners Corporation
  • Construction: STRABAG Inc.
  • Financial Advisor: STRABAG Inc.

Infrastructure Ontario opted for a hybrid contract incorporating elements from both Design-Build and PPP agreements. Strabag’s obligations are limited to the project’s Design, Build, and Financing (DBF) aspects, while the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) responsibilities are excluded from the contracted works.

Enabling works for the project are underway and major construction is expected to begin later in 2024.

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Advance Tunnel Contract 2 scope of work includes:

  • Design and supply of mining and tunnelling equipment;
  • Detailed design and construction of the launch and extraction shafts and tunnel portal east of Jane Street;
  • Detailed design and construction of the tunnel between the portal and Mount Dennis Station using the sequential excavation method;
  • Modifications at Mount Dennis Station to accommodate extended Eglinton Crosstown LRT service; and
  • Utility work and road modifications along Eglinton Avenue West to accommodate construction activities. Visit https://www.infrastructureontario.ca/. 08/24.