We were honored at the prestigious 2021 Ontario Engineering Project Awards held by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Ontario this year. Our Major Mackenzie Drive “Schedule C” Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Preliminary and Detail Design from Highway 400 to Jane Street with the Regional Municipality of York won the Award of Distinction for the most outstanding project in the Project Management Category.
This category is defined as all engineering projects related to construction management, construction quality control, contract administration, design management, procurement management, project control, risk management, related management services, and value engineering.
The Major Mackenzie Drive corridor is situated along with the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct Area, which includes the new Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital. The design for improvements to Major Mackenzie Drive was delivered by our team under an expedited schedule and enhanced multi-modal connectivity to this critical destination in York Region. Key design elements include:
- Widening the corridor to an urban cross-section
- New Active Transportation facilities
- Landscaping enhancements
- Drainage improvements
- Structure widenings
- Electrical improvements
The design developed by our team and York Region during the Environmental Assessment and Design stage will transform the corridor into a full urban cross-section with additional lane capacity, a new Multi-Use Pathway, and high-quality streetscaping.
The design reconfigures the Highway 400 and Major Mackenzie Drive interchange to provide a safer crossing design for pedestrians and cyclists and improved ramp operations.
About ACEC-Ontario and OEPA
ACEC-Ontario represents the interests of over 130 consulting engineering firms that employ over 21,000 Ontarians. Accumulated gross revenues of consulting engineering firms across the country contribute more than $28 billion to the Canadian economy annually. For the past 46 years, ACEC-Ontario has been advocating for the advancement of the business interests of their membership and promoting the value of their contributions to the social, environmental, and economic welfare of Ontario. ACEC-Ontario created the OEPA program to recognize the dedication and innovation advancements of their member firms within the engineering industry.