Province shortlists three companies for new Regina bypass
REGINA – The provincial government has short listed three companies to participate in the next stage of bidding to build the new Regina bypass.
The bypass will be the largest transportation infrastructure project in Saskatchewan history.
Five companies responded to the government’s request for qualifications which closed in July, three of which were selected to move on to the next stage:
- Queen City Infrastructure Groups
Wascana Developments Partners
SaskLink Global Transportation Partners
“The Regina Bypass Project will reduce congestion, improve traffic safety and have profound impacts on the economy of the Regina area and Saskatchewan as a whole,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said.
“The federal government’s recent commitment of up to $200 million in funding is evidence of the project’s national significance as well.”
“We are pleased to be moving another step closer to the start of construction,” SaskBuilds Minster Gordon Wyant said.
“Having three very experienced and qualified teams will drive the level of competition we want to get the best price and quality for taxpayers.”
The publicly owned bypass will take around three-and-a-half years to build with construction starting in the summer of 2015.