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EllisDon Wins CCPPP Silver Award for Infrastructure for GO Rail Expansion - Highway 401 Rail Tunnels Project

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EllisDon’s GO Rail Expansion - Highway 401 Rail Tunnels project has been selected as the winner of the Silver Award for Infrastructure for the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) 2021 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.The CCPPP Awards are presented annually to showcase Canadian excellence and innovation in public-private partnerships, project financing, service delivery, infrastructure investment and the generation of economic benefit, which result in enhanced quality of public services and facilities.The GO Rail Expansion - Highway 401 Rail Tunnels project involved the construction of twin tunnels, with one rail line each, under the interchange of Highway 401 and 409 and was selected for the Silver Award for its many innovative approaches to address construction challenges.With Highway 401 being the busiest highway in North America, the project team took care to bring in new boring technology, utilized a a sequential excavation method for traffic management to ensure all lanes of the highway remained operational, and a complex network of monitors that covered the surface of the highway as well as the existing tunnels and the surrounding earth.The pre-recorded Awards presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 17th, the second day of the CCPPP Virtual Conference with Awards announced between 2:15 and 3:00 pm. (ET).To learn more about the CCPPP Awards, click here.