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Alberta commits $50M to improvements along Hwy. 881

March 25, 2020 On-Site Staff

Alberta has set aside $50 million for a road improvement project on a stretch of highway between Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alta. The province said the construction work will add passing lanes, a new rest area and improve intersections on

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Dynapac introduces new high compaction screeds for line of asphalt pavers

March 24, 2020 On-Site Staff

  To complement its SD Paver Range, Dynapac is rolling out a new generation of high compaction screeds. Premiering the new V5100 TH E and V6000 TH E screeds at Conexpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas earlier this month, the company said

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Heating up the RAP: Climate change and cost savings driving pavement re-use

March 19, 2020 Saul Chernos

Motorists who experience a sense of deja-vu while driving along North America’s expansive roadways might not necessarily be daydreaming behind the wheel. Over the last few years, road builders across Canada and the U.S. have increasingly embraced RAP, or reclaimed

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Ontario, two First Nation groups look to clear logjam on proposed road to Ring of Fire mining region

March 3, 2020 On-Site Staff

A new agreement will spur further study of a set of roads to the remote region, but stops short of committing any funds for construction

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Innovative features extend paving season in colder markets, increase operator comfort and safety

February 21, 2020 Megan Hoegler

In Canada, the old saying goes, there are two seasons: winter and construction. While the cooler temperatures and frozen ground bring some projects to a halt, innovative new technology and upgrades to large-scale asphalt pavers are extending paving season in

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Province to spend $103.4M to replace road south of Prince George, B.C. heavily damaged in 2018 flood

February 10, 2020 On-Site Staff

A major construction project to replace a three-kilometre segment of the West Fraser Road in central British Columbia washed away by heavy flooding in 2018 is moving toward shovel-ready. The province’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said Feb. 5 it

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Bomag reintroduces 600-hp-class of cold planers with upgraded engine, design

January 7, 2020 On-Site Staff

  Compaction and paving equipment manufacturer Bomag has reintroduced its proven line of 600-horsepower-class cold planers. The company said its 2200/60 cold planer is now available with a Tier 4 Final engine, as well as a reengineered milling chamber and

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B.C. pre-qualifies three build teams for final stage of highway project that will cost $125M per kilometre

December 14, 2019 by David Kennedy

A costly highway widening project just east of Golden, B.C. is one step closer to being shovel-ready. The province’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said Dec. 13 it has shortlisted three teams for the final stage of the long-running Kicking

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Extension of Ontario Hwy. 407, new Hwy. 418 open east of Toronto

December 9, 2019 by David Kennedy

The $1.2 billion project added more than two dozen kilometres of highway and took about four years to complete

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Construction starts on $640M Hwy. 401 road widening project from Mississauga to Milton, Ont.

November 30, 2019 On-Site Staff

The widening project covers 18 kilometres of busy highway from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton

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Alberta to widen 29-kilometre stretch of main southern highway in $76.5M project

November 13, 2019 The Canadian Press

KANANASKIS, Alta.—The Alberta government will be widening 29 kilometres of Highway 1A in the southern part of the province. The $76.5 million project is to double the width of the section between Cochrane and Canmore, which has not had significant

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Crews complete $1.9B Regina Bypass on time, on budget after four years of work

October 30, 2019 by David Kennedy

The largest highway project ever undertaken in Saskatchewan includes 37 kilometres of new four-lane road and a dozen new interchanges

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Infracon, Eiffage win $104.6M bridge contract tied to B.C.’s Site C dam project

October 29, 2019 by David Kennedy

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a major bridge and highway realignment project to a joint venture led by French contractor Eiffage and Vancouver-based Infracon. The $104.6 million contract covers a new bridge on Highway 29 over

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Work to get underway on $53M passing lane project in southern Saskatchewan

October 20, 2019 On-Site Staff

A project to add five sets of passing lanes on Saskatchewan Highway 39 between Estevan and Weyburn is set to get off the ground. The province awarded the $53.3 million contract for the project to CoCo Group late last month.

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Wood pulp, steel cables: Scientists study how to make ice roads last longer

October 19, 2019 Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

Ice roads are integral to many northern communities, but shorter, warmer winters have those who build them worried

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Marking the way to driverless cars? Ontario’s 407 ETR, 3M team up to test novel road tape

September 28, 2019 On-Site Staff

TORONTO—Though still very much at the test stage, driverless cars are slowly making their way onto Canadian streets. Earlier this summer, 3M Canada and 407 ETR Concession Company Ltd. — the private group that operates Ontario’s Hwy. 407 — announced

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Crews near finish line on $66M highway twinning project outside Saskatoon

September 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

A major road construction project southwest of Saskatoon is nearing completion. The Saskatchewan government announced Sept. 23 crews working on a $66 million twinning project on Highway 7 between Saskatoon and Delisle are preparing to open a final 12-kilometre stretch

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B.C. begins procurement process for final stage of costly Kicking Horse Canyon highway project

September 11, 2019 David Kennedy

The final 4.8-kilometre segment of the Kicking Horse Canyon project is expected to cost a whopping $601 million

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Kiewit breaks ground on $411.8M Tlicho all-season road project in Northwest Territories

September 1, 2019 On-Site Staff

WHATI, N.W.T.—A major all-season road project in central Northwest Territories is officially underway after a groundbreaking Aug. 24 in the small community of Whati, northwest of Yellowknife. The three-year construction project will link Whati, traditionally a fly-in community on Lac

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Ontario rips up Ring of Fire deal with First Nations to pursue bilateral talks on road project

August 31, 2019 Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

Ontario is ripping up an agreement with First Nations on building road access to the Ring of Fire region in favour of pursuing individual deals with the nine communities, saying the move will speed up development of the mining project.