MMM Group gets $1M contract for 417 overpass design work

The MMM Group, an international engineering firm with offices in Ottawa, has won a contract with the government of Ontario to replace the overpass structure that takes Queensway motorists over Kent Street in the city’s downtown.

The province is paying MMM about $1 million for the design work, said Jane Munro, a spokeswoman for Ontario’s ministry of transportation. She said the entire project will cost around $12.6 million.

The project involves replacing the overpass structure using rapid replacement techniques, creating a “staging area” where construction can take place and creating sound walls around the area, according to a provincial notice advertising the work in local newspapers.

There will also be work in related areas such as drainage, roadside protection, illumination and utility locations as well as traffic management.

The MMM Group will be doing a detailed design over the next year. The province expects to have the contract tender package ready by fall of 2014, said Ms. Munro.