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QEW Widening

This major highway expansion was the final of three widening projects on the QEW for the provision of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes from Trafalgar Road to Guelph Line. 

Ministry of Transportation Ontario
Burlington, ON
2011 Completed

In order to meet the targeted HOV lane opening date of the two adjacent projects, this third and final phase demanded a highly compressed design schedule. The widening symmetrically expanded the QEW to eight lanes along the existing centerline with designation of the median-side in each direction for HOV use, along with improvements to its shoulder to accommodate enforcement activities. 

Additional components of the project included: 

  • Widening of the Canadian National Railway (CNR) overpass bridge deck west of Guelph Line
  • Improvements and modifications to the interchange ramps to meet current geometric standards
  • Realignment of service roads
  • Continuation of the installation of high mast pole illumination
  • Traffic signal and municipal illumination upgrades at ramp terminals
  • Drainage improvements along the QEW including new stormwater detention ponds at interchanges to treat highway drainage
  • Relocation and upgrades to advanced traffic management systems
  • Traffic management and construction staging
  • Design and Construction coordination with overlapping projects

IBI Group was also deeply involved in the public outreach components of this project, including the Public Information Centre and the creation of a Design & Construction Report. 

Fouad Mustafa

Director, New Initiatives
Toronto West, ON

Toronto West, ON
Governments all around the world are turning to the private sector to help in the delivery of large infrastructure projects. As designers, one of our key roles is to help our partners in construction, finance, operation, and maintenance find cost-effective and innovative solutions critical to the success of this model.

Fouad Mustafa is Global Director, P3 Infrastructure. He is a Professional Engineer and member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Consulting Engineers of Ontario, the Ontario Society of Engineers, and the American Public Transportation Association. He is also on the Board of Directors of Consulting Engineers of Ontario.

Fouad obtained a Master of Business Administration from York University and has more than 25 years of experience in the management, planning, design, and implementation of transportation infrastructure and facilities with a focus on AFP/P3 projects. He has managed large infrastructure projects worth more than $1 billion, and has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas.

Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
Information technology is intrinsic to the transportation experience. For the transit traveler paying by smartcard, the truck driver pre-clearing an inspection station, and the road maintenance supervisor monitoring road weather forecasts, systems are critical to achieving our goals of safety, mobility, and sustainability.

Mr. Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East, which includes offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of systems for transportation operations, infrastructure, and facilities.

Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas. Kevin has served as project director for the development of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and has overseen a variety of applications of the architecture, including the recent ONQC Smart Corridor Concept of Operations. Kevin has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

Anna Dybka

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Anna Dybka P.Eng specializes in functional and detail design, implementation and operation of ITS, including Traffic Management Systems, Toll Collection Systems, Traffic Signals, Weather Monitoring Stations and project administration and management. Anna has led an extensive portfolio of system design projects province-wide for MTO, and for clients including 407 ETR, City of Toronto, and Windsor-Detroit Tunnel. She recently led the design of the systems fit-in at the new MTO Central Region COMPASS Traffic Management Centre as implemented in advance of the Pan Am Games.