Halfway River Bridge Project

Infracon Construction Inc. (Infracon) was Contracted by the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure along with our JV Partners Eiffage Innovative Canada (Eiffage) to complete the Halfway River Bridge Project as part of the Hwy 29 Road Re-Alignment for the Site C Project. The total value of the project is $104M with Infracon’s portion being the Stripping, Excavation, Borrow, Rip Rap, Access Construction, and Road Construction works.
Infracon Completed the project utilizing our fleet of GPS Equipment including multiple excavators ranging from our JD 800, Hitachi 450, JD 470 and multiple 350-250’s, a Cat D8 Dozer, 4 x JD 850 Dozers, 6 x 30 Tonne Rock Truck and 4 x 40 Tonne Rock Trucks along with support equipment such as skid steers, water trucks, and compaction equipment.

Winter weather during Mobilization/Startup made this an extremely challenging project including difficult benching at two pier locations in PAG rock which was completed during the winter months. The project had an accelerated schedule from January – May so Eiffage could have access to start the 1.049km Bridge Piers & Abutments without any delays which Infracon met.

  • 215,000m3 of Type D Excavation including 80,000m3 of PAG
  • 220,000m3 of Granular Borrow to fill
  • 45,000m3 of gravel crushing and placement
  • Load/Haul & Place 25,000m3 of Rip Rap. 17,000m3 hauled from Quarry 170km away
  • River Diversion and Coffer Dam
  • Construct Flood plain access for Bridge Contractor
Infracon has a long-standing commitment to have a strong local presence in the communities in which we operate. We strive to be a leader in Indigenous Peoples’ inclusion through partnerships, joint ventures, and working agreements. Our commitment is to build sustainable lasting relationships that provide well-being, prosperity, and respect for the people and land where we work.

We strive to work with Indigenous peoples within the Canadian legal and constitutional framework using our model of inclusion through local project related opportunities, local hiring, local procurement opportunities, partnerships, joint ventures, and working agreements. Our Indigenous Peoples Commitment Policy supports business decisions on a day-to-day basis as well as pledges our partnerships, recruitment, employment, and training goals.

We foster a working environment that has no barriers to entry or advancement for everyone. We develop Indigenous Peoples employment opportunities by partnering with local communities to provide educational programs that have specific industry-related training, coaching, and long-term positions. We are committed to long-term capacity building with a diverse workforce through employment and training, such as:

  • Culturally relevant training that builds leadership capacity and breaks down barriers by using materials and methods that align with Indigenous values.
  • Mentorship and job coaching to transition project workers to career positions.
  • First offer of refusal for employment
  • Preferential contracts to member-owned businesses.
PROJECT MAN-HOURS & METRICS
Total man-hours (to date September 10, 2020) 72,194
Indigenous man-hours 5,718
DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Total project employees 84
Total female employees 7
Total indigenous employees 10
Total number of BC residents 74