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Earth Tech lands contract for major section of Calgary ring road

Earth Tech has been chosen to be the lead designer for the northeast extension of the Calgary Ring Road.


Earth Tech has been chosen to be the lead designer for the northeast extension of the Calgary Ring Road.
The major infrastructure project includes 21 kilometres of four and six lane highway, with 23 bridge structures and six interchanges. The bridges include two new railway crossings, and rehabilitation of two existing railway structures.
The new section of ring road will extend Stoney Trail southeastward from Deerfoot Trail to 17 Avenue S.E., alleviating traffic on Deerfoot Trail, which is the busiest road in Alberta.
The project is being done as a public-private partnership. Earth Tech will provide design services for the Stoney Trail Group, which is to design, build, finance and operate the project for Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation. The Stoney Trail Group is a concessionaire led by Bilfinger Berger BOT.
Construction will begin this spring and is to be completed by the fall of 2009.
The Alberta government signed a 30-year contract with the Stoney Trail Group and has advanced $300 million during construction. Once the road is operational, the government will pay the Stoney Trail Consortium $21 million per year over the next 30 years, amounting to $650 million in today’s dollars. The contract includes maintenance of Stoney Trail NW from its junction with Deerfoot Trail to 16 Avenue NW.
Alberta Transportation estimates that the value of the work through traditional delivery methods would be between $1 billion and $1.1 billion in today’s dollars.