Ledcor Secures $1B Bowmanville Transit Contract

July 7, 2023

Bowmanville, Ontario. Ledcor’s Infrastructure team has achieved a significant milestone by securing the Bowmanville Extension transit project.

The $1B Bowmanville Extension will extend the Lakeshore East GO Line nearly 20 kilometers to Bowmanville in Clarington, Ontario. With nearly 17,000 daily trips expected by 2041, the extension will connect more of Durham Region to fast two-way, all-day rail service. This project includes new track signal infrastructure, seven new bridges (including a new rail alignment over Highway 401), bridge reconstruction and existing bridge modifications, utility relocations and at-grade crossing upgrades.

The Bowmanville Extension is a complement to the larger GO Expansion program, which is transforming the GO rail network into a modern two-way all-day, rapid transit system.

The award of this contract is a result of Ledcor’s trusted relationship with our repeat client, Metrolinx. Ledcor's recent projects with Metrolinx include the Barrie Rail Corridor and Lakeshore Packages B/C transit project.

To deliver this extension, Ledcor created a limited partnership with the renowned construction and engineering firm Dragados Canada, under the name Bowmanville Construction Partners. During a highly competitive bidding process, our combined expertise helped secure this contract, and reflects Ledcor’s position as a leader within the infrastructure industry.

Now that Bowmanville Construction Partners (BCP) has been awarded the contract, the next step is the development phase. During this phase, BCP will support the design process, provide construction advice, identify risks as well as opportunities to streamline major civil works, obtain more accurate cost and schedule estimates, and more.