Regina Bypass – Bridge 17 & 18

Client: Supreme Steel
Capex: $1.2 Billion CAD
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Completion Date: 2015-2019

The Regina Bypass Project was the largest infrastructure project in the province of Saskatchewan’s history and will improve a key component of the National Highway system.

Scope of Work:

  • Modeling and shop detailing of approximately 456 tons of structural steel for both Bridge 17 and 18 of the Regina Bypass project which included plate girders, cross frames and horizontal bracing.

Project Stats:

  • Includes 12 overpasses (33 total bridges), 40 kilometres of new four-lane highway, and 20 kilometres of resurfaced four-lane highway, 55 kilometres of new service roads and twinning of about 5 kilometres of Highway 6
  • Built to service between 11,500 to 25,000 vehicles per day

Highlights & Challenges:

  • The project was completed on an aggressive design and construction schedule. The design-build contract was awarded in December 2012 and the fast-paced design commenced in January 2013. The bridge opened for traffic in December 2015, 4 months ahead of schedule.
“DBM Vircon provided modeling and detailing services for the steel bridge structures of the Regina Bypass Project. DBM Vircon was thoroughly engaged throughout the detailing process to expedite approvals while providing clear and concise drawing packages that were tailored to each fabrication shop. These drawings packages translated into a seamless erection phase and the DBM Vircon team was always available to provide immediate support where required. Supreme continues to work with DBM Vircon and looks forward to further collaborate with the team on future opportunities.”

Nick Zubick, E.I.T Project Manager / Supreme Group