US-based technology company Parsons has been awarded the FG Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation Project by Canada’s City of Toronto.

Parsons will act as as engineer and technical advisor for the project’s second section, which runs from Dufferin Street to Strachan Avenue and connects western Toronto to the city’s downtown core.

The contract is valued at more than C$10m ($7.9m).

Parsons will be responsible for providing conceptual and preliminary design, as well as procurement services and contract administration and inspection services, to upgrade the section of the highway.

Parsons mobility solutions executive vice-president Mark Fialkowski said: “The Gardiner Expressway is a key component of Toronto’s highway system and has helped improve mobility in the community for more than 60 years.

“We look forward to helping the City of Toronto improve their transportation offerings, from neighbourhood mobility planning to rebuilding the critical Gardiner infrastructure.”

Parsons was also chosen by the City of Toronto to join a group of eligible vendors to provide professional engineering consulting services across 15 categories, in a contract worth almost C$7m ($5.5m).

These categories include traffic systems, traffic data collection, analysis and modelling, strategic direction and policy and programme development, as well as planning, conceptual design and stakeholder engagement.

In December, Parsons was given a $32m contract for programme management expertise by the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) in California, US.

Under the five-year contract, the company agreed to support the administration of a $4.3bn programme to enhance transportation and traffic management in the county.

Parsons was appointed to provide a wide range of services, including project management, project controls and contracts management.

The company was also chosen to support programme-level activities, including quality management and document control, as well as programme and project management for freeways, interchanges, grade separations and other projects.