Graham Wins Gold in the 2018 CCPPP National Awards


Graham is proud to win gold in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships presented by The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) for the North Commuter Parkway and Traffic Bridge project in Saskatoon, SK.

“It’s an important award for Graham and the project team because the safe delivery of this on-time, on-budget project reflects the effective collaboration we shared with The City and with our partners, not only during the two-year design and construction period, but also in the planning and bidding processes which unfolded over many months,” said Andy Trewick, SVP, Infrastructure.

The CCPPP awards were established in 1998 to honour governments and/or public institutions and their private sector partners who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in public-private partnerships.

This significant Saskatoon project is one of five winners across Canada, which according to the CCPPP, “represents the hard work and dedication to thousands of people across Canada who are making these critically important infrastructure projects a reality.” Throughout Canada, Graham has been part of 14 P3 projects in the healthcare, education, water, transportation, and commuter rail sectors, and the Company’s fourth P3 in Saskatchewan.

The North Commuter Parkway (named Chief Mistawasis Bridge) and Traffic Bridge are now open to the community, revealed with a grand opening in early October 2018. This project is the largest infrastructure project for the City of Saskatoon that provides a critical commuter connection for the growing City. The total value of this project was CDN$252.6 million and construction preparations began in 2015.

The project team will accept the award at the annual National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships on November 6th in Toronto, Ontario.