Agreement nearly done between Victoria, Johnson Street Bridge builder

Bridge project expected to get underway this spring

With the paperwork nearly out of the way, the next stage of development of the Johnson Street Bridge project will begin soon.

In a closed-door meeting Monday, Victoria council voted to direct city staff to work out the finer details of an agreement with PCL Constructors Westcoast Ltd. and move forward on the project.

Vancouver-based PCL was announced in November as the preferred proponent of three companies vying to win the contract to build the bridge.

The final negotiations between the city and PCL involve such details as timelines and any modifications to the contract, said city spokesperson Katie Josephson. Council is expected to speak more about the deal at its Jan. 10 meeting.

Construction is expected to begin this spring on the estimated three-year project.

PCL, Canada’s largest construction contractor, also built the Alex Fraser Bridge spanning the Fraser River and connecting Richmond and New Westminster with North Delta.

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