SNC-Lavalin awarded contract to design and construct BC's Coast Meridian Overpass

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that
its Vancouver-based division, SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc. has been
awarded a contract by the City of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia to design
and construct the Coast Meridian Overpass.
    The $94.5 million contract involves the design and construction of a
580 metre-long cable-stayed bridge over the CP Railway yards linking north and
south Port Coquitlam, with two lanes in each direction, a sidewalk and two
bicycle lanes.
    "We are very pleased with this opportunity to work with the City of Port
Coquitlam on such a key infrastructure improvement for local residents, and
the City's many visitors," said Jim Burke, Executive Vice-President,
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "The overpass will provide a new transportation link
between the north and south parts of the City, and will reduce congestion on
other access routes. We look forward to meeting the challenges of this
exciting project and delivering this critical piece of transportation
infrastructure for the region."
    The sod-turning for the project is scheduled for the end of the month,
and project completion is slated for January 2010.

    SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is one of the leading engineering and construction
groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and
in the provision of operations and maintenance services. The SNC-Lavalin
companies have offices across Canada and in 34 other countries around the
world and are currently working in some 100 countries.

For further information:

For further information: Media: Gillian MacCormack, Vice-President,
Public Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7354,; Investors: Denis Jasmin, Vice-President,
Investor Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7553,

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