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July 13, 2018

Crosslinx Transit Solutions consortium files legal notice over Eglinton Crosstown delays


The construction consortium building the Eglinton Crosstown has filed a legal notice of intent seeking more money and time for the $5.3 billion project, Metrolinx confirms.

Crosslinx Transit Solutions, which is a partnership between ACS-Dragados, Aecon, EllisDon and SNC-Lavalin, filed their notice of intent in Ontario Superior Court on Tuesday.

According to a report in the Globe and Mail, the consortium is alleging that a number of events beyond their control have delayed work.

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They say that work by utility companies took longer than it was supposed to and that there were also delays in the issuance of “permits, licenses and approvals.”

In a statement provided to CP24 on Thursday morning, Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins said that the transit agency has been “working closely” with Crosslinx over the last several months “on their alleged reasons for a claim” but have not yet arrived at a solution.

“As with any contract, claims are considered and reviewed thoroughly and we continue to work with Crosslinx to reach an outcome that fairly addresses the challenges that they have encountered on Eglinton,” she said.

The Eglinton Crosstown was initially scheduled to be completed by 2020, though Metrolinx later pushed back the opening date to September, 2021.

In her statement, Marie Aikins said that the transit agency remains committed to achieving that opening date though she did not provide any further details.

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