The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal of Nova Scotia, a province of eastern Canada, has published a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the twinning of Highway 104 Sutherlands River to Antigonish.
This project consists of the construction of a four-lane divided highway corridor in the north of the province, beginning at the end of the existing divided highway near Exit 27 at Sutherlands River and running for a distance of approximately 38km to the existing divided highway just west of the Addington Forks Interchange (Exit 31) at Antigonish. This will provide a continuous four-lane divided highway transportation corridor, addressing key safety concerns with the existing two-lane two-way highway section.
It also entails the operation and maintenance of the greenfield highway segment plus two brownfield highway segments (9.3km of existing divided highway between East River Road New Glasgow and Exit 27, and the recently completed 16km Antigonish bypass) for twenty years following completion of construction.
The deadline to submit qualifications is 30 October 2018. Prequalified respondents will be announced in January 2019 and a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued in October 2019, with the aim of selecting a preferred proponent in January 2020.