The project value for this new two-lane crossing with an accessible, multi-use trail for active transportation is $180 million plus tax (2019 dollars). Due to the significant capital costs of the project, provincial and federal government grant funding was needed to move forward. As of Feb. 21, 2018, all three levels of government funding have been secured with the City, the province and the federal governments contributing $60 million each toward building the bridge.
Detailed Design and Building the Bridge Partners
The City of Kingston has selected Peter Kiewit Sons ULC (Kiewit), Hatch Ltd. (Hatch) and SYSTRA International Bridge Technologies (SYSTRA) as the preferred proponent for the detailed design and building of the Third Crossing project. Seven teams initially applied for the job when requests for proposals were issued in February 2018.