NCC hands out $8.7M in roadwork contracts

Peter Kovessy
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Ottawa-based heavy construction firm R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. picked up the largest of five roadwork contracts awarded by the National Capital Commission late last month.

R.W. Tomlinson will construct a two-kilometre recreational pathway on Aviation Parkway, between Ogilvie and Montreal roads. (Google Street View image)

The company will rehabilitate Aviation Parkway between Highway 417 and the Rockcliffe Parkway, as well as construct a two-kilometre recreational pathway between Montreal and Ogilvie roads, for $3.64 million.

Carp-based Meyknecht-Lischer Construction, meanwhile, received three contracts worth a combined $2.4 million. The company will rehabilitate the Notch Road bridge on the Gatineau Parkway ($686,225), the Parkdale Avenue and Carleton Avenue bridges on the Ottawa River Parkway ($788,919) as well as the Kingsmere Road bridge in Gatineau Park ($928,415).

Another Carp-based company, David S. Laflamme Construction Inc., picked up a $2.64-million contract to rehabilitate the Portage Bridge over the Ottawa River.

All five projects were procured through existing standing offers or tendered on MERX and are scheduled to be completed this year, according to an NCC spokesperson.

The NCC is in the midst of a construction boom, thanks to $46.65 million in economic stimulus funding for 19 infrastructure projects.

The NCC manages 90 kilometres of scenic parkways throughout the National Capital Region.

Organizations: NCC, Meyknecht-Lischer Construction

Geographic location: Ottawa River Parkway, Aviation Parkway, Rockcliffe Parkway Montreal Ogilvie Notch Road Gatineau Parkway Parkdale Avenue Carleton Avenue Kingsmere Road Gatineau Park National Capital Region

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