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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

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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