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Toronto construction company fined $325K after worker fatally pinned by steel casing

October 18, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

TORONTO—A Toronto-based heavy civil construction company was fined $325,000 after a worker was killed by a runaway steel casing on a road reconstruction site in Markham, Ont. Coco Paving Inc. was handed the fine in Newmarket court Oct. 15. The

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N.L. hands out $2.2M in contracts for road construction projects on the Avalon

October 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

CARBONEAR, N.L.—Just a month after inking a $555 million infrastructure deal with Ottawa, Newfoundland and Labrador announced it awarded two contracts totaling $2.2 million for road construction projects on the Avalon Peninsula. Mj Hickey Ltd. won an $800,000 to construct

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Work begins as part of long term plan to remove red lights from Winnipeg highway

October 16, 2018 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Work is set to start on a plan that could eventually see all traffic lights removed from the South Perimeter highway around Winnipeg. Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says over the next three years, 23 smaller intersections along the road

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Surrey, B.C. contractor awarded contract for $28M road expansion in Abbotsford

October 4, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

ABBOTSFORD, B.C.—Construction is underway on a $27.5 million project to widen Mt. Lehman Road in Abbotsford, B.C. Key-West Asphalt, based in Surrey, B.C., was awarded the $12.49 million contract to expand the road, which offers a direct link to the

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Florence’s deluge testing South Carolina infrastructure

September 19, 2018 Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C.—The torrential rains from Florence will test South Carolina’s infrastructure, which failed under historic flooding in 2015. The devastating 2015 floods contributed to 19 deaths and crippled parts of the capital city, Columbia, for months. The state’s infrastructure, weakened

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$315.9M Winnipeg road renewal project receives federal, provincial funding

September 18, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

  WINNIPEG—A $100 million federal contribution has paved the way for significant repairs to Winnipeg’s regional road network. Totaling $315.9 million, the project will see 49 segments of roadway rehabilitated across the city, including sidewalk repairs and drainage improvements. At $18

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B.C. applying high-friction surface treatment to 14 accident-prone stretches of road

September 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

NORTH VANCOUVER—The B.C. Ministry of Transportation is investing $3.9 million in a project to put vehicles on surer footing along more than a dozen high-risk stretches of pavement across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. The province said Sept. 5

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Canadian roads would stretch to the Moon and back… nearly

August 27, 2018 by David Kennedy

OTTAWA—Cobble together all of Canada’s highways, arterials, local roads and laneways and they could take you to the Moon—though they’d fall just short of getting you back, assuming you couldn’t backtrack along the same, equally implausible strip of asphalt. Publicly-owned

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Infrastructure Report 2018: Canada’s spending plan starts hitting its stride

August 9, 2018 by David Kennedy

It may have been a little slow off the proverbial mark, but the federal government’s $180 billion infrastructure plan is now off and running. As of August 2018, the federal government has approved funding for thousands of projects across the

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Closing the loop: Builders of Calgary ring road moving rivers to stay on schedule

August 9, 2018 Saul Chernos

Calgary’s new ring road is well on its way to becoming a full-fledged loop. Northeast and northwest sections opened to motorists wanting to bypass the city in 2009, and a southeast section was added four years later. If all goes

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Alberta overhauls tender process for highway maintenance work, but dismisses roadbuilder challenge

August 9, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

CALGARY—Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason said the province is committed to public tendering on highway maintenance contracts “despite what some companies might say.” Mason announced a new evaluation model for bids on those contracts that will put more emphasis on

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Quebec breaks ground on $291M project to widen Henri-IV Highway

August 8, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

QUEBEC CITY—A “major artery” of Quebec City’s road network is undergoing a $291 million facelift. The project to widen and repair Henri-IV Highway from Charest Highway to Chauveau Avenue broke ground August 8 in the province’s Capital Region. Ottawa has

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Vancouver contractor wins $2.6M contract to upgrade B.C.’s Sunshine Coast highway

August 8, 2018 by David Kennedy

POWELL RIVER, B.C.—North Vancouver contractor B.A. Blacktop Ltd. has won a $2.6 million contract to widen and resurface a segment of British Columbia’s Highway 101. The province says the project will realign, resurface and widen a one-kilometre stretch of the

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SNC-Lavalin looking to sell some of its stake in Toronto’s Hwy. 407 toll road

August 7, 2018 Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. says it is looking to sell a portion of its investment in the Highway 407 toll highway outside of Toronto that analysts estimate could fetch more than $2 billion. The Montreal-based engineering and construction firm said last

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Alberta roadbuilders take province to court after $500M worth of contracts sold to B.C company

August 1, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Five Alberta contractors say transferring highway maintenance contracts owned by Carillion Canada to Emcon is “potentially illegal” and will prove costly to taxpayers

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$486M highway improvement project to link Quebec and N.L. receives federal funding

July 30, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

BAIE-COMEAU, Q.C.—A $486 million project to upgrade a winding and ill-developed highway in northeast Quebec has received $183 million from the federal government. The Highway 389 Improvement Program is part of Plan Nord, the province’s $2 billion project to spur

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Road rage: Albert roadbuilders feud with province over $500M deal involving B.C. firm

July 19, 2018 Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—A battle is revving up between the Alberta government and its roadbuilders over reports that more than $500-million worth of road maintenance contracts are being given to a firm in British Columbia. The Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association says

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‘Pothole Man’: The hero Newfoundland needs?

July 17, 2018 Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

For years, bright orange paint has ringed potholes in north-central Newfoundland. For years, locals and tourists alike assumed the province was behind the colourful warnings

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Trudeau announces federal funding for $285M highway-twinning project in N.S.

July 17, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

SUTHERLANDS RIVER, N.S.—Safety-related upgrades to a section of Highway 104 in northeast Nova Scotia has received $90 million from the federal government. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the contribution Tuesday in Sutherlands River, N.S. The Government of Nova Scotia will

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Aecon wins $248M contract to rehabilitate aging stretch of Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway

July 13, 2018 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Aecon Group Inc. has won a major contract with the City of Toronto to carry out rehabilitation work on the Gardiner Expressway that runs along the city’s waterfront. The $248 million deal includes replacing the full superstructure of the elevated



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