Victoria city council on Monday approved the awarding of the contract for the replacement of the Johnson Street Bridge to PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.
The selection was expected — PCL was the sole contractor negotiating with Victoria for the bridge’s construction. The new bridge is estimated to cost $92.8 million.
Mayor Dean Fortin said in November PCL’s proposal was within cost estimates and achieved the city’s priorities.
Council directed staff to award the contract following an in-camera meeting on Monday, said city spokeswoman Bridget Frewer. Details of the agreement will be made public in early January, she said in a statement.
The replacement for the Blue Bridge will have three traffic lanes, two bicycle lanes and a wheelchair-accessible walkway.
PCL’s proposal is believed to include some improvements but will be consistent with the original design.
Construction is expected to start in the spring, with completion before March 31, 2016.
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