The consortium led by VINCI Concessions (37.5%) and consisting of Parsons Enterprises (25%), Connor Clark & Lunn GVest fund (25%) and Gracorp Capital (12.5%) has been designated by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure as the preferred proponent for a public-private partnership contract with a term of 30 years for the completion and operation of the bypass highway of Regina, the capital city of the province of Saskatchewan in Canada.
The Regina Bypass is the first transport infrastructure project to be completed by a public-private partnership in the province of Saskatchewan. The bypass is part of the Trans-Canada Highway 1, which crosses the continent and plays an important role in movement of goods. It will also improve mobility by speeding up traffic flows and will increase traffic safety around the city of Regina.
The project involves the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the 61 km - 2x2 lanes - of the Regina Bypass, including 37 kilometers of new construction, 24 kilometers to be renovated and 12 interchanges, together with their access roads and 38 civil engineering structures, for a total of approximately 400 lane-km.
The construction works, which are estimated to last about 4 years, will be carried out by a joint venture consisting of Carmacks - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eurovia (18.75%), VINCI Construction Terrassement (18.75%), Graham (37.5%) and Parsons Canada Ltd. (25%). After construction is completed, the motorway will be operated and maintained by a subsidiary of VINCI (100%), for a period of 30 years.