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Funding will improve capacity of Peace River Bridge

July 11, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

PEACE RIVER, AB – Government funding will improve the capacity and flow of traffic over the Peace River by constructing a second bridge to accommodate westbound traffic. Once completed, the existing bridge will be used solely for eastbound traffic. Funding will also

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Naming ceremony officially marks start of construction on Southwest section of Calgary Ring Road

July 11, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

CALGARY – Today officially commemorated the start of construction on the southwest section of the Calgary Ring Road and the re-naming of a portion of the road “Tsuut’ina Trail”. This work represents the start of one of two remaining sections of

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Work on Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation moves forward with construction of Freedom Road

July 4, 2017 Government of Canada 

SHOAL LAKE NO. 40, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to improving the quality of life for Indigenous peoples in Canada. Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation’s Freedom Road will provide permanent all-weather road access that will increase community

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Survey reveals Ontarians aren’t aware of their dangerous driving behaviour near construction zones

June 26, 2017 ORBA

TORONTO – As Ontarians head into the second long weekend of summer, getting to destinations safely is top of mind for those travelling to cottages, on road trips and to other weekend getaways. But highways and other roadways are full of

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Senate Committee endorses Northern Corridor concept

June 26, 2017 The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

CALGARY – Last week, the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce issued a report on Canadian’s infrastructure future called National Corridor: Enhancing and Facilitating Commerce and Internal Trade. The report calls for the construction of an east-west corridor through Canada’s

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Low-profile MTV designed for better visibility, safety

June 14, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

  The Roadtec MTV-1100e offers a low, machine-height profile, which is designed to keep the operator closer to the ground. The lower 9’ 10½” (3m) machine height with a deck height of 6’ 2” (2m) is designed to provide the

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Governments partner to improve Trans Labrador Highway

June 14, 2017 On-Site Magazine

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL – The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are investing $45.4 million to improve a section of the Trans Labrador Highway. The project consists of the widening and paving of Route 510 from Charlottetown junction to Cartwright

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Topcon announces next generation concrete paving system

June 6, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  Topcon Positioning Group announced the next generation of automated concrete paving — the ZPS system — with the new Z-Robot and Z-Stack sensor. Using enhanced Topcon Millimeter GPS technology, the ZPS system is designed to bring unmatched accuracy to

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ORBA hosts 3rd annual Queen’s Park Reception

May 9, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Mississauga, ON – Over 100 Ontario leaders and decision makers joined the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) in Toronto for its third Annual Queen’s Park Reception. Held May 1 at downtown’s iconic legislative building, the event brought together ORBA reps and

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ORBA launches BuildForce online construction courses

May 8, 2017 ORBA

Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association is now offering a full range of online courses in construction through its partnership with BuildForce Canada. A wide variety of courses are offered under the topics of business management, health and

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Widening Highway 401 to keep people moving

April 11, 2017 Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is creating jobs and keeping people moving by widening 18 kilometres of Highway 401 from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton. “Highway 401 is a critical highway for commuters and commercial traffic traveling throughout

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Now accepting applications for 2017 ORBA Civil Engineering and Technology Scholarships

April 7, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Mississauga, ON – Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its 2017 Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Technology Scholarships, each valued at $2,000.00.  The submission deadline is May 31, 2017. The Civil Engineering Scholarship is awarded to

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Province, BCGEU and BCRB reach tentative agreement

April 5, 2017 BC Gov News

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Province, BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) on labour succession in 27 highway maintenance service areas, ensuring job security and improved maintenance

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ORBA & OAPC celebrate a new chapter and outstanding service

April 4, 2017 Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council

Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council (OAPC) a council of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) recognized outstanding service to the association and industry at its 43nd annual general meeting and awards luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York

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RFP issued for Kipling Bus Terminal project

April 4, 2017 Infrastructure Ontario

TORONTO – Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three prequalified teams to design, build and finance the Kipling Bus Terminal project. This station, located along the Milton Corridor in the City of Toronto, requires upgrades

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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