It’s another step forward for two major road projects near Saskatoon.
On Friday, Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. (PKIC) was awarded a $60.6-million contract to build the two overpasses at Martensville, Highway 12, and Warman, Highway 11.
PKIC had the most Saskatchewan connections in its bid and was one of three companies vying for the contract.
“The overpasses will improve safety in Warman and Martensville, two of the fastest-growing communities in Saskatchewan,” said Nancy Heppner, minster of highways and infrastructure, in a news release Friday.
The ministry will work in partnership with PKIC; the consortium is responsible for the design and construction of the overpasses.
Ottawa will contribute up to 50 per cent of total eligible costs through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects. The province will cover the remaining costs of the project.
Around 14,000 vehicles use Highway 12 each day. The new interchange will disperse traffic along Main Street and Centennial Drive in Martensville, reducing congestion and providing safer access to current and future developments.
In Warman, the Highway 11/305 overpass will offer a safe route in and out of the community. The project will also provide an opportunity for future road network expansion, while accommodating traffic during construction.
The province said PKIC was selected after successfully completing a two-stage transparent procurement process that consisted of a Request for Qualifications and a Request for Proposals, as well as a rigorous evaluation.
Partners on the project include:
Westridge Construction Ltd. (Regina)
KPCL Dirt Movers (Estevan)
Clifton Associates (Regina)
McElhanney Consulting Services
Great Northern Engineering Consultants.
Pre-construction work will begin in the next few months with completion scheduled for the fall of 2019.