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Gordie Howe International Bridge Early Works

Gordie Howe International Bridge Early Works

Client: Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
Completed: Current Project
Project Value: $128 MILLION

WDBA is a Canadian Crown corporation responsible for the delivery of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, the first major international crossing between Canada and the United States to be constructed in over 50 years.

Amico has also been involved with the construction of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway which will eventually connect the Canadian Port of Entry for the Gordie Howe International Bridge to Highway 401. Transport Canada plot size is approximately 207,000 m2 that consists of contaminated soil, compacted granular, woody vegetation and miscellaneous concrete and structures. The grounds located within the property were found to have exceeding levels of Arsenic and other chemicals that require removal and containment.
The completion of the Right Honourable Herb Gray Parkway will ensure the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services to and from the upcoming Gordie Howe International Bridge. Amico was the major civil subcontractor on the Parkway from the early works through completion, and also awarded the contract as General Contractor of the Gordie Howe International Bridge Plaza Early Works for the Canadian Point of Entry. Amico had been involved in every stage of this historic project that will separate local and international commuters, eliminate stop-and-go traffic in residential areas, and improve traffic flow at Canada’s premier trade gateway.

As the General Contractor for the project, Amico’s scope of work involves over 850,000 lineal metres of wick drain, 975,000 tonnes of granular fill placement, construction of a new 4.25 km perimeter access road, and relocation/installation of utilities. Amico is self-performing the majority of excavation, drainage, road building and site works services, and is also responsible for administering health and safety, quality control and environmental management. Amico successfully completed all work pertaining to interim completion of the project and as such, met the 2015 project goals. In doing so, Amico installed approximately 500,000 lineal meters of wick drains and placed over 800,000 tonnes of granular for the advanced fill within a three month period.

Amico was also selected to complete remediation construction by Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). The scope of this contract includes soil remediation of two properties associated with the preparatory activities being undertaken for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project in Windsor, Ontario. This environmentally sensitive project includes complex soil remediation of an estimated 19.22 hectares of land which will form part of the Canadian Port of Entry site for the future bridge.

This contract also involved the installation of 27 kV concrete encased ductbank for Hydro One Networks Inc. (HONI) from the Keith Transfer Station through the Early Works project in order to relocate current overhead HONI Distribution lines. An approximate total of 1.2 km of duct bank and 22 Composite Hydro Poles were installed to provide power for HONI consumers.