VINCI has officially opened the bypass P3 project around Regina, the capital of the Province of Saskatchewan in Canada.
The Regina Bypass comprises 61 km of road, of which 37 km newly built and 24 km upgraded, 12 new interchanges and 33 new bridges and viaducts. It represents an investment of CAD1.9 billion (US$1.434 billion).
The construction phase was launched in 2015 and completed in just four years.
The infrastructure will be operated and maintained for 30 years by VINCI Concessions and Eurovia subsidiary Carmacks. It will improve road safety, make traffic smoother and promote the economic development of the province by giving faster, more reliable access to three of Saskatchewan’s major roads: the Trans-Canada Highway and Highways 6 and 11.
The Regina Bypass is Saskatchewan’s first public-private partnership for transport infrastructure. It brings together the province’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure with concession company Regina Bypass Partners, which comprises VINCI Concessions (37.5%), US engineering firm Parsons Enterprises (25%), Canada’s Graham Construction (12.5%) and investment fund Connor Clark & Lunn (25%).