Transportation and Works
March 21, 2016
Evidence-based Planning to Support Transportation and Economic Growth
2016 Construction Season Gets Underway with Early Tenders
The Provincial Government launched the 2016 construction season for road work and maintenance today with the release of tenders valued at just over $10 million for various projects across the province. The early tenders reflect a new approach for selecting road projects that is informed by research, evidence and evaluation.
“Early tenders allow industry to take full advantage of our province’s short construction season. They give companies more time to budget and prepare for work and ultimately, for the residents of our province, result in better value for money and projects being completed on schedule. The projects identified for early tender have gone through a rigorous assessment and ranking by our regional engineering experts, based on such criteria as safety, condition and economic impact. Not only are they shovel-ready, they are shovel-worthy.”
- The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Transportation and Works
Tender calls for six projects in 15 areas of the province have been released today. In addition, there is approximately $55 million in provincial funding and previously funded cost-shared work which contractors will resume as soon as weather allows.
The total budget for transportation infrastructure work and the full list of projects for the 2016 season will be announced and tendered in the coming weeks.
Early tendering is one aspect of a new approach to infrastructure planning that is evidence-based, proactive and long term. A multi-year transportation infrastructure plan is being developed and will be brought forward for public consultations prior to being released publicly this fall. It will list projects for the next five years, serve as a cost-saving measure for government and allow tenders to be issued as early as January.
“This is great news for the heavy civil industry. Early tendering and a multi-year plan will provide positive outcomes for government, contractors, contractor employees and the general public. Early tenders support more informed investment and business planning decisions, improved productivity in the spring and summer months, and will help keep skilled labour in our province. We believe this will lead to more bidders, lower pricing, more flexible scheduling of work and better value to all stakeholders.”
- Jim Organ, President, Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Information on all projects and on the process used to determine projects for early tender is provided in the backgrounders below.
- The 2016 construction season was launched today with the announcement of just over $10 million in early tenders for various road projects across the province.
- The projects identified for early tender have undergone an assessment and ranking by regional engineering experts, based on criteria such as safety, condition and economic impact.
- A multi-year transportation infrastructure plan will be released publicly this fall that will list projects for the next five years, serve as a cost-saving measure for government and allow tenders to be issued as early as January.
- The total budget for road work and the full list of projects for the 2016 season will be announced and tenders called in the coming weeks.
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Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and
Process for Identifying Early Tender Projects
A three-stage approach was used to evaluate projects:
- Regional Assessment and Ranking
- Regional engineers identified projects from the project database, which was updated to reflect input from residents provided to regional offices, inspections and engineering reports and assessments.
- Scores were attached to each project based on the following criteria: safety, condition, class, economic impact, preventative value, and bundling opportunities.
- Based on project scores, essential projects were identified.
- Provincial Assessment and Ranking
- Projects were then assessed from a provincial perspective as to the level of readiness for the 2016 construction season, and the potential to be combined with other projects. Greater value for money can be achieved by grouping smaller projects in the same area into larger tenders to take advantage of economies of scale.
- Each project was evaluated based on budget requirements and immediate needs.
- Final Evaluation
- A final evaluation of each project considered provincial priorities and preventative measures that may deter costly rehabilitation in the future.
Through the three-stage evaluation just over $10 million in shovel-ready projects were identified. Evaluation of other projects for the 2016 season continues which will be announced and tenders issued in the coming weeks.
List of 2016 Early Tendered Projects
|Route 63, Avondale Access Road - Pulverize and repave 1.8 km section of road|
|Route 63, Avondale Access Road - Pulverize and repave 1.1 km section of road with rock cap|
|Route 70, Bannerman Brook Bridge and Harbour Grace Bridge - Bridge rehabilitation|
|Route 210, near Brenton’s concrete plant, Marystown - Culvert replacement|
|Route 211, between Terrenceville turnoff and Grand Le Pierre - Culvert replacement|
|Route 211-10, Terrenceville Road - Culvert repair|
|Route 212, between Bay L’Argent and Harbour Mille - Culvert replacement|
|Route 212, between Bay L’Argent and Harbour Mille - Culvert replacement|
|Route 360, near Miguel Brook Bridge and Northwest Gander Bridge - Upgrades and paving|
|Route 480, Burgeo Road - Culvert replacement|
|Rout 440, Christopher’s Cove - Repairs to landslide area|
|Route 440, near Cox’s Cove - Correct water problems|
|Route 440, McIvers - Correct road instability|
|Route 480, Burgeo Highway - Bridge rehabilitation at Top Pond Brook||Total Cost||$10,000,000|
List of Projects Continuing This Construction Season
|Route 100, Placentia - Construction of a new vertical lift bridge and road approaches to replace the Sir Ambrose Shea lift bridge, and removal of existing bridge|
|Route 60, Marysvale - Pulverize, upgrade and repave section of road|
|Cavendish and Winterton - Road repairs|
|Blackmarsh Road Underpass for Team Gushue Highway|
|Repair and replacement of guide rails at various locations in the Avalon Region|
|Route 1 (TCH) - Mill and fill sections of the Outer Ring Road, and upgrade and pave Logy Bay Road to Carrick Drive|
|Route 102, Ship Harbour - Pulverize and pave approximately 2.8km section of road
Route 100 - Pulverize and pave 1.3km section of road, recap various locations, install two culverts at Cuslett, and asphalt levelling on Bond's Path
|Route 1 (TCH), near Butterpot Provincial Park - Install culverts|
|Bell Island wharf upgrades|
|Portugal Cove wharf upgrades|
Route 210, Jean De Baie - Upgrade intersection of Route 210 and Route 210-23
Route 210, Marystown - Upgrade and pave section of road
Route 221-15, Mortier - Road rehabilitation
Route 220 and Route 221, Burin - Asphalt overlay. Culvert replacements and bridge approach repairs throughout Burin Peninsula
|Route 235, Southern Bay, Plate Cove West and Knight's Cove - Pulverize and pave sections of road
Route 238, near Elliston - Pulverize and pave section of road
|Route 1 (TCH), from West of the Gambo underpass to East of Benton Intersection - Rehabilitation of the TCH|
|Route 204, Long Beach - Upgrade, pulverize and pave section of road
Route 231, Random Island - Upgrade, pulverize and pave section of road
|Route 201, Thornlea towards Bellevue - Upgrading and paving of various sections of road
Route 201-14, from Bellevue Beach to Route 1 (TCH) and R2-1-03 in Arnold's Cove - Upgrading and paving of various sections of road
Route 201, from the intersection of R201-14 to Bellevue Beach Park entrance and R201-16 in Chance Cove - Asphalt levelling
Route 203, Fair Haven - Asphalt repairs
|Repair and replacement of guide rails and signs at various locations in the Eastern Region|
|Route 220-16, Lawn - Road rehabilitation
Route 210, near Grand Bank - Pulverize and pave section of road
Route 220, Little St. Lawrence, and Calmer towards Lamaline - Asphalt levelling
Route 220-18, Point au Gaul - Asphalt levelling
Route 220, between Lawn and Lord’s Cove - Asphalt repairs
Culvert replacements and bridge approach repairs throughout Burin Peninsula
|Route 310, Sandringham - Upgrade and repave section of road
Route 310-11, Traytown - Upgrade and repave section of road
R310-13, Culls Harbour – Rehabilitate sections of road
R310-37-1, Burnside – Repaving of section of road
R310-41 and R310-42, St. Brendan's - Supply and placement of Maintenance Grade 1 on sections of road
R310, Glovertown - Install concrete end treatments on Penney's Brook culvert
|Route 214, Goobies, Monkstown Road and sections of Old Mill Road - Upgrade various sections of road|
|Route 201, near Bellevue - Replace two concrete bridges with steel box structures and associated roadwork|
|Routes 210, 210-11 and 210-13 on the Burin Peninsula between North Harbour and Swift Current - Clearing road right-of-ways|
|Routes 210, 211, 211-10, 212, 214 and 214-10 on the Burin Peninsula, between Clam Brook and Harbour Mille - Clearing road right-of-ways|
|Route 360, Bay d'Espoir Highway - Repair damaged section of asphalt on rehabilitation of 33.3km section|
|Sir Robert Bond Bridge replacement|
|Pilley's Island - Paving of wharf approaches|
|Fogo wharf upgrades|
|Route 1 (TCH), West of Badger - Clearing road right-of-way|
|Cooks Brook Bridge replacement|
|Wooden Tilt Bridge replacement|
|Route 480, Burgeo Highway - Culvert replacements|
|Port au Port area - Paving of various sections of road|
|Riverside Drive, Corner Brook - Repair retaining wall|
|Route 430, between St. Anthony Airport intersection and St. Anthony - Clearing of road right-of-way|
|Route 432, Main Point and Route 433, between Roddickton Highways Depot and Englee - Clearing of road right-of-way|
|Route 514, Charlottetown Access Road - Clearing of road right-of-ways|
|Route 516, Cartwright Access Road between Cartwright and Paradise River - Clearing of road right-of-ways|
|Route 510 (TLH), from Lodge Bay towards Cartwright - Widening for approximately 80km of road|
|Trans Labrador Highway, Goose Bay towards Churchill Falls, and Goose Bay towards Cartwright Junction - Paving remaining 17km of 80km road project.|
|Goose Bay Main Wharf - Rehabilitation work|
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