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Winnipeg's officials have announced that three teams have been shortlisted for the development of the Capital Integration public-private partnership (P3) project in Winnipeg, Canada.The three shortlisted teams are the following:
The Capital Integration Project is comprised of significant infrastructure components in the southwest quadrant of the city including construction of a dedicated corridor for buses, linking the first stage at Jubilee to the University of Manitoba campus, and the renewal and expansion of the Pembina highway underpass at Jubilee. Drainage works associated with the project will also be coordinated with the Cockburn-Calrossie combined sewer relief project that is currently underway.
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operate, maintain (DBFOM) basis. The contract period will be 30 years, from 2019 until 2049. The operations/maintenance component will not include the operation or maintenance of Winnipeg Transit buses which will remain the responsibility of Winnipeg Transit.
The total project investment is estimated at CAD$590 million (US$467.6 million). Through the P3 Canada Fund, the federal government will contribute up to CAD$137.3 million to the Southwest Transitway (Stage 2) component of the project, while the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg will each contribute CAD$225 million.
Integration of these infrastructure improvements will help accommodate anticipated population growth in southwest Winnipeg that is expected to lead to an estimated 50 per cent traffic increase on Pembina Highway by 2031. Once completed, the Capital Integration Project improvements, which are consistent with the Council-approved Transportation Master Plan (2011), will allow for transportation options (buses, active transportation, cars, and trucks) to operate in a more sustainable and integrated manner.
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