Windsor Parkway concessionaire gets fined for delays

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Windsor Parkway concessionaire gets fined for delays

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Windsor Essex Mobility Group (WEMG) is being fined more than CAD$100,000 a day for delays on the Windsor-Essex Parkway PPP project in Ontario, Canada.

Jim Lyons, Windsor Construction Association (WCA) executive director, stated:

"They are now in penalty if you will. I've been told over $100,000 a day in liquidated damages because the road's not available to the public."

WEMG is a partnership between ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Acciona Concessions Canada, and Fluor Canada Limited. The consortium won the tender process for the project on 17 December 2010.

According to sources, the delay is related to the replacement of several defective girders that had to be ripped out and replaced.

The Windsor-Essex Parkway is a major CAD$1.4 billion (US$1.1 billion) highway infrastructure project under construction in the municipalities of Windsor, LaSalle, and Tecumseh, in Ontario, Canada. The project, which includes 11 tunnels covering 1.8 km of freeway, spans an 11 km corridor. It includes three essential components:

  • a six-lane below-grade freeway which is an extension of Highway 401
  • a four-lane at-grade service road network which is an extension of Highway 3
  • 300 acres of green space which will include 20 kilometres of recreational trails, ecological restoration sites and thousands of new native trees and vegetation.

The project is being developed under a design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) contract. The concession period is 2010 - 20140.

Upon completion, the Parkway will ensure the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services to and from a proposed new Canadian inspection plaza and international bridge, separate local and international traffic, and eliminate stop-and-go traffic in residential areas.

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