TORONTO — A request for qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East – Central Corridor Expansion project has been issued by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx.
The infrastructure upgrades are needed to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line.
According to a release issued by IO, the RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes two grade separations at Scarborough Golf Club Road and Morningside Avenue; track and grading work from Galloway Road to Beechgrove Drive, which is approximately 3.4 kilometres; and all supporting infrastructure, including retaining walls along the central segment of the Lakeshore East corridor.
The RFQ is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to deliver the project. IO and Metrolinx will evaluate submissions to prequalify project teams with the relevant construction experience and teams that qualify will be invited to respond to a request for proposals early next year.
The project is part of Metrolinx's planned expansion of GO Transit rail service in support of GO Regional Express Rail which is expected provide faster service across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, including electrification of core segments of the GO rail network by 2024-25, adds the release.
The project is being delivered using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement model.