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Four-lane improvements coming to Hwy 97 near Cache Creek

March 27, 2017 BC Gov News

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Safety and mobility along Highway 97 just north of Cache Creek will be improved as part of the $200-million third phase of the Cariboo Connector Strategy, Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart announced today on behalf of Minister of

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Case Study: Derry Road and CN Rail grade separation

March 16, 2017 Vireak Hinh & Jennifer Trimble

Back in 2006, the Derry Road/CN Rail Grade Separation was identified as part of the 2006 Environmental Study Report (ESR) completed for the Derry Road corridor. The report recommended that Derry Road be reconstructed from 2 lanes to 4, including

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New interchange on Highway 102 to create safer, more efficient commutes for Nova Scotians

March 14, 2017 Government of Canada

Nova Scotia — The Federal and Provincial governments announced $28 million in funding for a new interchange and connector road off Highway 102 in Elmsdale, NS on March 13. “Public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation, and boosts economic development. The

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Increased safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians along Trunk 4

March 3, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia, March 3, 2017—Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton–Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Michel Samson, Minister of Energy, announced more than $6.5 million in federal-provincial

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Commuters and residents to benefit from Cornwall Area bridge replacements

February 27, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ontario is creating jobs and improving key transportation infrastructure to keep people moving, by replacing the Wales Drive bridge in Ingleside and the Avonmore Road bridge in Long Sault. Construction at the Avonmore Road underpass is scheduled to begin in

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Statement from the Minister of Transportation on improving Ontario road construction

February 21, 2017 On-Site Magazine

On February 17, Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, issued the following statement: “Ontario is committed to maintaining the safest roads in North America. Since the Auditor General released her report last November, Ministry of Transportation staff have been hard

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Highway 1 expansion and upgrades will bring safer and more efficient transportation corridor through B.C.

February 21, 2017 On-Site Magazine

On February 17, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone, were in Kamloops to announce $469.4 million to expand and upgrade two major sections of the TransCanada Highway. Out of

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Silvio Bot and Robert Taylor inducted into ORBA’s Hall of Fame

February 8, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Silvio Bot (receiving the award posthumously) and Robert Taylor were inducted into the Ontario Road Building Hall of Fame on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at ORBA’s 90th Convention and Annual General Meeting. Silvio Bot – Bot Construction Limited Silvio Bot

ORBA is pleased to see that transportation infrastructure continues to be a top priority in the 2015 Ontario budget.
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ORBA releases early tender calls advocacy paper

February 8, 2017 Ontario Road Builders Association

Over the past several years, early tender calls have been identified as a top priority issue by the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA). ORBA has worked with its members to release an advocacy paper showing the clear benefits of early

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QEW and 7th Street bridge named Project of the Year

February 6, 2017 EllisDon

EllisDon has been awarded the 2016 Project of the Year Award for Transportation in the $2 to $10 million category for work completed on the QEW and 7th Street Bridge Project located in St. Catherines, Ont. The driving force behind

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Highway 401 widening to improve safety and traffic flow

February 1, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The governments of Ontario and Canada are investing in Highway 401 to build stronger, more efficient transportation corridors, and improve safety and traffic flow for all highway users, including local residents, tourists and commercial drivers. Marwan Tabbara, Member of Parliament for

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Massey replacement preliminary works go to tender

January 17, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Two contracts for preliminary construction work on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project went to tender last week. The contracts are for site preparation in order to improve ground conditions for future lane widening. The ministry will award one contract

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Improving roads and bridges in Eastern Ontario

January 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ontario is helping to connect communities in Eastern Ontario, keep people moving, create jobs and boost local economic growth by supporting upgrades to roads, bridges and other community infrastructure. Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal made the

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CCIL estimates testing and inspection of all highway construction could save tax payers $2B over 10 years

January 10, 2017 Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories

The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) is urging the Ontario government to restore and strengthen independent oversight of all highway construction projects in the province. CCIL estimates this initiative would reduce provincial expenditures by hundreds of millions of dollars

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Mainroad Contracting wins Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence

December 14, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Mainroad Contracting (Lower Mainland) has won this year’s Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence in safety innovation, for its High Speed Traffic Control Training. “Congratulations to Mainroad Contracting for this well-deserved award,” said Minister of Transportation and

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404 high occupancy vehicle project will reduce congestion in Toronto area

December 14, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

National and provincial funding has been announced for the Highway 404 high occupancy vehicle project. The Government of Canada is contributing $46 million through the New Building Canada Fund. The Government of Ontario is responsible for all remaining costs. The expansion

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The Trump Effect: 5 ways “The Donald” could impact Canadian construction

December 13, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The morning after Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States, my 10-year-old son, Ben, staggered sleepily out of his room with a concerned look on his face. He wanted to know if this meant there was going

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Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure and Desjardins acquire majority interest in South Fraser Perimeter Road

December 13, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure and Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins have acquired a majority interest in South Fraser Perimeter Road from ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., the Star America Infrastructure Fund, and Ledcor Infrastructure Investments Inc. ACS will retain

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2017 Forecast: “Avalanche” of construction to come

December 9, 2016 by Jim Barnes

    The crystal ball for Canadian construction next year was already cloudy before Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. That one event has thrown a lot of forecasts into the trash bin. It’s difficult

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OHMPA presents Trillium and Bleeds Black Awards at 2016 Fall Asphalt Seminar

December 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A record number of nine asphalt plants received the Ontario Hot Mixed Producers Association’s (OHMPA) 2016 Trillium Award. A further 14 plants were re-certified at the 25th annual Fall Asphalt Seminar. Hosted December 1st at the Universal Eventspace Conference and Event