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Confederation Line

Lead design firm of an engineering joint venture for the largest infrastructure project in Ottawa’s history.

 

The Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Design-Build-Finance-Maintain project will run from 2013 through to expected completion in 2018. Named the “Confederation Line”, the route will link East and West Ottawa in just 24 minutes.

  •  WSP is part of an engineering joint venture within the Rideau Transit Group design-build consortium.
  • Project involves converting a portion of the existing Bus Rapid Transit system into a Light Rapid Transit system and adding new track. Work includes construction of a new station as well as upgrading existing stations for a total of 13 stations along the route; tunneling a 2.5-km-long tunnel through the downtown core; and construction of a maintenance and storage facility.

Roles

  • Environmental Assessment Study
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, and Civil Engineering
  • Geomatics Surveying
  • Storm water Management
  • Hydrology

Awards

  • Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships National Awards for Innovation and Excellence, Gold Award, Transportation Innovation, 2013

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Joint Venture: Rideau Transit Group