TSH has completed work on a new four lane highway (Kings Highway 17) that travels through Garden River First Nation.  In the fall of 2000 TSH was awarded the contract administration and resident inspection for the construction of Kings Highway 17.

The project included the construction of 16 km of new mainline highway, 5 side roads, 11 new bridge structures including 8 waterway crossings, 2 overpasses, and 1 underpass, and partial illumination at intersections.  The construction was procured in a design/build format and completed by Garden River Constructors, a joint venture of Peter Kewitt and Sons, and Garden River Development Corporation.  A large proportion of the work force were members of the local First Nation community. 

The contract administration and construction inspection functions were completed with staffing from TSH’s Sault Ste. Marie office comprising 5 full time site staff together with part time support and management staff.  Quality assurance and structural design change review functions were provided by staffing from Whitby.  

Projected start = Fall 2000
Project Completion = October, 2007
Construction value = $72 million

For more information on this project, please contact Mr. Rick Talvitie,
P. Eng., at (705) 942-2612.






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