The City of Ottawa has moved the date of bids submission for the next stage of LRT expansion in Ottawa.
The city was planning to announce a winning bidder sometime between April and June this year, but will now award the contract sometime between October and December, CBC News reported.
However, this move won’t change the rest of the schedule, according to Chris Swail, the city’s director of O-Train planning.
The next stage of work is built into two separate projects: one to extend the Confederation Line to the east and west, and another to extend the Trillium Line to the south.
The city shortlisted three consortiums to bid on each project.
For the Confederation Line:
Confederation Transit Group
East West Connectors
Confederation Line 2 Partners
For the Trillium Line:
According to the city’s construction timelines, the Trillium Line extension is set to open in 2021, the east extension of the Confederation Line in 2022, and the west extension in 2023.