Request for proposals issued for Phase 2 of Princess Margaret Bridge rehabilitation project (09/05/27)

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May 27, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - A request for proposals is being issued for Phase 2 of the Princess Margaret Bridge rehabilitation project, Transportation Minister Denis Landry announced today.

"In March, the Department of Transportation issued a request for qualifications, asking respondents to submit their qualifications to provide an innovative solution to designing and undertaking the rehabilitation of this 52-year-old bridge," said Landry. "Following an evaluation of submissions, five consortiums are proceeding to the next stage of the project."

These proponents are:

Phase 2 of the project includes: removal and replacement of the bridge deck and floor beams; replacement of the bridge guardrail; expansion joint assemblies; concrete removal; capping of bridge piers and abutments; painting; and upgrading and refurbishment of structural steel work.

Following an evaluation of the competitive bid process, Landry anticipates that an agreement will be in place with the successful proponent by September.

"The successful proponent will be responsible for all aspects of condition, evaluation, design, construction and project management for this major rehabilitation project," said Landry. "We are accelerating this project, and plan to have all work completed by October of 2011, with the weight limits restored to 62,500 kg."


MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, Communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.