Hwy 63 Twinning – North of Jct 55 to South of La Biche River

PROJECT OWNER: Alberta Transportation
PROJECT LOCATION: North of Jct. Hwy 55 to South of the La Biche River
PROJECT SCHEDULE: October 2014 to October 2016
PROJECT VALUE: $70,000,000

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The scope of work for this 12.6-kilometer section of the twinning project involved excavation of 3,390,000m³, grading, 462,350 tonne GBC, 137,650 tonne ACP, construction of a temporary transition for northbound traffic, horizontal curve re-alignment, vehicle inspection station (VIS), signing, painting and erosion control measures. This $70 million contract had an accelerated schedule in an effort to complete the twinning of some 220 kilometers Hwy 63 by the fall of 2016.

The project involved clearing & timber salvage, grading, VIS construction, wetland habitat compensation, horizontal curve re-alignment; the challenge was to construct the future southbound re-alignment while maintaining traffic on the existing Hwy 63.

Protection of the environment was in the forefront on all twinning projects on Hwy 63. The Contractor was required to retain an environmental specialist to produce site specific ECO and TESCP plans, monitor the project to ensure compliance with the approved plan, and advise the Contractor of any measures that need to be implemented prior to construction. Formal inspections environmental audits were also done by the Consultant, Alberta Transportation and Environment Canada.