Two Canadian bridges under the Red River Floodway expansion project are set to be replaced with two new contracts totalling $25m awarded by Manitoba Floodway Authority (MFA).

The bridges are the last two of eight to be replaced under the $665m Floodway expansion plan administered by MFA, the independent agency.

Under the $14.7m contract, PCL Constructors Canada will construct a new bridge over the floodway Provincial Trunk Highway 44 near Lockport by demolishing the existing bridge.

MD Steele Construction has been awarded the $10.8m contract to build the second new bridge located over the Floodway on Provincial Trunk Highway 15, which is outside Transcona on the way to Dugald.

The work will include demolition of the existing bridge as well as the replacement of the two-lane road by a three lane road.

Construction on the bridges is scheduled to be complete towards the end of 2010.