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Building a critical trade gateway between Canada and the US

The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway is the largest highway investment project in Ontario’s history and will provide a critical link between the two largest trading partners in the Western Hemisphere. When complete, it will connect to Canada’s busiest U.S. border crossing between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. The parkway is an 11-km limited access highway through populous Southern Ontario and includes 15 bridges, 11 tunnels, and more than 300 acres of green space for recreation and ecological restoration.

Using an international staff of industry experts, we are providing geotechnical engineering and design, environmental compliance and monitoring and ecological landscape design, fisheries compensation design and wetland compensation design.

"You guys have the most wonderful and amazing team! Please extend my sincere appreciation for all of their hard efforts, the call above and beyond, and exceeding my expectations of meeting a delivery date."
Linda Riley, Technical Services Manage, Parkway Infrastructure Constructors (PIC)

We performed the foundation design for all road and pedestrian bridges, tunnels, culverts, retaining walls, stormwater ponds and other critical structures on the project.  During construction, we are managing geotechnical instrumentation and settlement monitoring of all permanent structures.

Our environmental services include coordinating ecological restoration, Species at Risk mitigation measures, noise mitigation, and other related environmental mitigation input required for project compliance. A key environmental task was to complete targeted salvage of all Species at Risk plants and animals located within the project right-of-way. 

For more information visit the project website

Location:Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Client:Parkway Infrastructure Constructors (direct customer)
Value:CDN$1.4 billion (Project)
Scope:Geotechnical engineering and design; environmental compliance and monitoring; sustainability plans
Date:2011 - 2014