TOP100 2023 Report - Report - Page 62
60 Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Project $1 billion
2022 Rank: 58
Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Owner: City of Edmonton
Contractor: Standard General Inc., Lafarge Canada Inc., PCL
Construction Management Inc.
Consultants: AECOM, WSP, Stantec, CIMA+
Other Key Players: Wood (environmental engineering)
• Federal: $241.6 million
• Provincial: $241.6 million
• Municipal: $516.8 million
Substantial Completion: 2027
tinued with the installation of utility infrastructure, bridge pier
strengthening, retaining wall construction and the replacement
of a noise attenuation wall. On the east of the corridor construction of the Fort Road Widening project continued with the focus
primarily on utility installations and construction of the temporary rail bridge structures.
61 Micoua-Saguenay Transmission Project $1 billion
2022 Rank: 59
Location: Côte-Nord to Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Que.
Contractor: Groupe Conseil Nutshimit Nippour (Section 8
clearing operations); Midifor Inc. (Section 9 and 10 clearing
Other Key Players: Englobe
Supplier: Locweld (steel transmission towers)
Substantial Completion: 2023
The new 735-kilovolt transmission line will connect HydroQuébec’s Micoua and Saguenay substations. The line will
run roughly 262 kilometres through the Côte-Nord region
(approx. 200 kilometres north of Quebec City) northwest
through to the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. The new
line will help strengthen the reliability of the transmission
system in the province. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023. The last contracts were awarded in
2021, all the deforestation of the 262-kilometre line is scheduled to end in 2021.
62 Place du Portage III Renewal $1 billion
Location: Gatineau, Que.
Owner: Government of Canada
Project/Construction Manager: BGIS
Other Key Players: Perkins & Will, Provencher,
Substantial Completion: 2027
The Portage III complex, currently serving as Public Services
and Procurement Canada’s headquarters, is the largest of the
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four buildings that comprise the Place du Portage federal
campus in Gatineau, Que. Built in the 1970s, the complex
consists of: nine towers; commercial areas; four basement levels; and a three-level underground parking garage.
The renewal of Portage III encompasses a complete
overhaul of both the inside and outside of the building,
including modernized activity-based workplaces; a new
energy-efficient building envelope and heating; (HVAC)
system; a new accessible entrance and a completely revamped main entrance; and improved landscaping.
City of Edmonton
The Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Project will transition 15 kilometres of the current west-east roadway in Edmonton’s north end to a free-flowing six-lane freeway, with a
targeted speed of 80 km/h. The upgrade will eliminate eight intersections, build two new interchanges, modify three existing
intersections, and build new collector roads. Construction on
some of the connecting roadways began in 2019, while larger
segments of the project started in 2020.
In 2022, the City of Edmonton continued with the design of
the St. Albert Trail to 97 Street project. Edmonton-based PCL
Construction Management Inc. has been selected to partner
with the city to deliver the freeway conversion’s keystone project. Construction of the 156 Street to St. Albert Trail project con-