Careful attention to planning and the schedule are crucial to successful outcomes when building public transportation infrastructure. The City engaged us quickly and early and began utilizing our design-assist experts from the start. We worked collaboratively with our joint-venture partners to provide detailed budgets that allowed them to make quick decisions on how to divide the work scope among contractors.
Our local knowledge and experience in Ottawa improved the building process. We developed a synchronized schedule of sequential and simultaneous construction that allows us to build nine commuter-friendly, fully accessible build stations along the western alignment in careful coordination with surrounding infrastructure and roadways.
The LRT extensions are expected to take approximately 14,000 cars off the road, which will help to relieve traffic congestion during peak hours and reduce carbon emissions by 155,000 tons over 25 years. Once complete, the new stations will bring 70% of Ottawa residents within 5 kilometers of rail transit.