Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Project

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Winnipeg Sun

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: BRT

Project Value: $587.3 million

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $137.3 million

Provincial Funding: $225 millon

Municipal Funding: $225 million

Province: Manitoba

City / Region: Winnipeg

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2020

This project—previously listed as the Winnipeg Capital Integration Project—will be the City of Winnipeg’s largest infrastructure project to date. It involves significant components in the southwest quadrant of the city, including completion of Stage 2 of the Southwest Transitway, the addition of active transportation infrastructure, and the renewal and expansion of the Pembina Underpass. Stage 2 will extend the transitway from the Pembina Highway and Jubilee Avenue south to the University of Manitoba.

Completion of the project will represent a significant step forward in building the transportation network outlined in the city’s transportation master plan and will help promote the increased densification of Winnipeg by facilitating the future development of several large-scale, infill, transit-oriented developments. Construction has started; with completion expected in late 2019. Operator training and facility commissioning will be carried out, with full operation expected to commence in April 2020.

Project Owner: City of Winnipeg

Engineer: Dillon Consulting (owner’s advocate); Landmark Planning & Design (public consultation); McGowan Russell Group (active transportation, station design, station areas, landscaping)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: Plenary Roads Winnipeg (Plenary Group); PCL Construction (construction)

Other Key Players: Deloitte (financial); Hanscomb (engineer’s cost consultant); LeighFisher (lenders technical advisor); Plenary Group (lead developer and equity provider, OM&R provider); Aon Risk Solutions (risk advisor/broker for preferred proponent); Hatch (rail design); Morrison Hershfield (transitway and road works design); TetraTech (structural design); Wood PLC

Legal: Blake, Cassels & Graydon (counsel to owners)

2019 Rank: 79

2018 Rank: 80

2017 Rank: 87

2016 Rank: 81

2015 Rank: 80


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