Stage 1 of the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor project involved the construction of a transit station over Osborne Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The structure consists of a three-span bridge and a steel-framed building clad in curtain wall and polycarbonate roof panels. The foundation is straight shaft and rock-socketed caissons. The bridge is constructed from steel girders and a cast-in-place concrete deck with a high-performance concrete overlay. PCL self-performed all cast-in-place concrete work on the project. Associated works included a walkway ramp and pedestrian plaza.
At tender close, the project was $4 million over budget. PCL worked closely with the owner and design team to propose over $6.5 million in value engineering options, $4.2 million of which were ultimately accepted. This brought the project within the owner’s budget and allowed work to proceed concurrently with the value-engineering exercise. This extraordinary teamwork established at the beginning of the project was maintained throughout the duration of the project.