Bird Construction tapped to build Ottawa LRT stations

A rendering of the forthcoming Moodie Station along the Confederation Line. Photo via City of Ottawa

The consortium building the east and west extensions to Ottawa’s light-rail line has subcontracted a Mississauga-based company to construct several of the stations and related facilities along LRT’s second stage.

East West Connectors, a joint venture of France’s Vinci and Nebraska-based Kiewit, will turn to Bird Construction to build seven of the 16 stations along the second phase of the Confederation Line. It will also be tasked with building a light maintenance and storage facility near Moodie Station, which will first have capacity for 24 vehicles with room for 90 trains after a potential expansion.

Back in March, the city awarded East West Connectors a $2.57-billion contract to extend the LRT line with 11 new stations to the west and five to the east. Preparatory work on the phase two stations is now underway.

Next year will mark Bird Construction’s 100th year in business, according to a release.