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VINCI Construction to develop the Highway 40 in Grande Prairie, Canada

  • Three years of work to support traffic growth
  • Contract worth €62.5 million

The Ministry of Transportation of Alberta (Canada) has awarded Carmacks, a subsidiary of Eurovia (VINCI Construction) based in Canada, the project to widen the Highway 40 expressway in the southern part of the city of Grande Prairie (450 km north-west of Edmonton) in Alberta, Canada.

Totalling €62.5 million (C$92 million), the work will begin in May 2021 and is set to last just over three years. It covers widening a 9.2 km section from a two-lane to a four-lane dual carriageway, and building a three-span steel bridge over the Wapiti River and a pedestrian bridge to allow residents to walk to O’Brien Provincial Park. Operations will be carried out both during the day and at night to minimise traffic disruptions.

Carmacks will implement a dedicated Environmental Construction Operations plan. For example, the plan includes protection of nesting birds before starting the earthworks, erosion control measures and turbidity monitoring of waterways during the construction phase.

About VINCI Construction

VINCI Construction is a world leader in its fields, which encompass transport infrastructure, buildings, utilities and urban development projects. It operates through its networks of local and specialist subsidiaries, leveraging its specific expertise in major infrastructure projects. VINCI Construction’s 1,000 companies are involved in every stage of a structure’s life cycle (financing, design, construction and maintenance), are active in more than 100 countries, employ over 115,000 people and generated €23 billion in revenue in 2020.