Two engineering firms have been awarded contracts for engineering, design, and construction oversight for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlet channels project.
Hatch was awarded the Lake Manitoba engineering, design, and construction oversight contract. The Lake Manitoba channel includes the flood protection channel, water control structure, and preliminary design of two bridges. TREK Geotechnical, Stantec Consulting, and Dillon Consulting will assist on this project.
KGS Group was awarded the Lake St. Martin contract. The Lake St. Martin channel includes the flood protection channel and water control structure. WSP Global and North/South Consultants will assist on this project.
Severe flooding in 2011 and 2014 resulted in extensive damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure in the province. The flooding resulted in thousands of evacuations, damage to homes and properties, significant economic disruption, and billions of dollars in costs for response and recovery.
“The Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlet channels project is vital to protect Manitobans who have sacrificed so much because of flooding,” said Ron Schuler, the province’ infrastructure minister. “Better water control means better protection against flooding for these Manitobans and the sooner this work begins, the better.”
The overall cost of the two projects is $540 million.