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Economic growth, social advancement and action against the climate emergency depend largely on investment in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. Today, about 1 billion people live more than 2 km from a roadway, 940 million live without electricity, and 663 million lack improved drinking water sources.
ACCIONA participates in the entire infrastructure construction value chain, from the identification of opportunity, design and execution, to the operation and maintenance of the constructed works, using the most advanced and innovative techniques.
Performance quality and safety are two of the criteria that maximize the company's value proposal in the development of large infrastructure projects and that differentiate it from other competitors in the construction field.
It consisted of an innovative 6-lane, 11-kilometre highway that offered benefits for transport, green spaces, recreational trails and community connections.
Traffic management during construction and phase scheduling had been of great importance due to the need to maintain traffic along the existing highway, Highway 3, which will be progressively diverted to allow for the construction of the main highway, Highway 401.
The project included the construction of the new bridge that will replace the current one, as well as the execution of road connections in its two distribution hubs to guarantee the fluidity of traffic between New Westminster and Surrey.
The new bridge conssited of four lanes (two in each direction) for cars and commercial vehicles, separated by a central reservation.
Completion of the new bridge is scheduled for 2023. Once in operation, the new Pattullo Bridge will improve traffic safety for cars, cyclists and pedestrians. The current Pattullo bridge will be removed as part of the project.
The new section included a train underpass and a new interchange at Warrell Creek. In total, the project included the construction of 15 bridges, notably the 850-metre bridge crossing the Nambucca River, two new interchanges and access ramps to North Macksville.
The construction also included the supply and installation of electromechanical equipment, advanced traffic management system (ATMS) and traffic signals for the project, including related civil works. The works carried out for the ATMS installation included the implementation of variable message signalling systems (VMS) and (AAS), closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) and everything that makes up the infrastructure of a communication network, as well as, fibre optics throughout the motorway development.
As one of the leading organisations that continually pursues corporate social responsibility strategies at the core of our business, ACCIONA stands out among our peers as a company with superior operational efficiency, climate change strategy, supplier control standards, workplace health and safety policies, and our management code of conduct and ethical practices.
- The Parkway enables the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services along route 401.
- Separats local and international traffic.
- It has eliminated intermittent traffic in residential areas along its route.
- In the near future, the Parkway will connect the 401 directly to a new Canadian inspection site and the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
- Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
- Contract type: Design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance (PPP) for a 30 year period.
- Infrastructure: An 11 km highway consisted of three lanes in each direction, plus a 2+2 road that intersected with the main road and served the adjoining streets. The project consisted of 12 cut-and-cover tunnels, 12 overpasses, 34 km² of retaining walls and 41 km² of acoustic screens.
- Year of project completion: 2015
This was the largest investment in history for a highway project in the Canadian province of Ontario.
The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway included three essential components:
- A six-lane extension of Highway 401 that stretched below the level from the area west of the North Talbot Road Bridge to EC Row Expressway, and then parallel to EC Row Expressway until Ojibway Parkway.
- A four-lane extension of Highway 3 that included the multi-lane roundabout towards the EC Row Highway area, where was joined Huron Church Road.
- The Parkway Trail, which spaned approximately 17 kilometres, was located within 120 hectares (300 acres) of green space adjacent to the two stretches of roads and through the 11 peaks of the tunnel.
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Technology and innovation
A complete communication system and fibre optics
Construction included the supply and installation of electromechanical equipment, the Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) and traffic signals for the project, including the related civil works.
The works carried out for the ATMS installation included the implementation of systems for variable message signs (VMS and AAS), closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) and everything that makes up the infrastructure of a communication network, as well as the fibre optics throughout the development of the highway.