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Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird was on hand to mark the recent completion of the $68.2-million Highway 69 widening and realignment project. Photo: Transport Canada.
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Highway 69 improvements complete

August 8, 2012 On-Site staff

Residents living in the Sudbury, Ont. area are enjoying the summer of 69, Highway 69. The widening and realignment project for the north-south highway that connects rural and urban areas from Highway 400 near Perry Sound, Ont. to the Greater

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Lights, camera, action!

August 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth at least a million. Last month in conjunction with our annual Top Contractors report, we launched On-Site Interviews. This series of short videos will feature one-on-one conversations with Canada’s leading industry

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$oil Storage

August 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Toronto LRT project’s excess construction soils costs could reach $100 million

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Contracts totalling $5.6M awarded for improvements to Highways 2 and 97

July 30, 2012 Andrew Snook

Two contracts were recently awarded for improvement projects on Highway 2 and Highway 97 in B.C. Knelsen Rock Products Ltd., based in Grand Prairie, Alta. obtained a $2.4-mllion contract to construct a two-kilometre northbound passing lane on Highway 97 at

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Low Level Road Project approved for construction

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

North Shore travellers can look forward to $100 million in transportation improvements to the Low Level Road by spring 2014, as Port Metro Vancouver confirmed June 19 that the project will proceed to construction, following approval from City of North

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Sand gritting paves the way to perpetual pavement

June 1, 2012 Jim Barnes

For several years now, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has had its sights set on perpetual pavement—highways that will last, if not eternally, at least for the foreseeable future. One of the keys to realizing this dream seemed

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SNC-Lavalin/Cintra awarded billion-dollar bid for 407 East Highway Project

May 23, 2012 Andrew Snook

The 407 East Development Group General Partnership (the Partnership), a 50/50 joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and Cintra Infraestructuras’ respective subsidiaries, has been awarded a contract by the Province of Ontario to design, build, finance and maintain Phase 1 of the

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Q1 composite price index for non-residential construction up 1 per cent

May 18, 2012 Andrew Snook

According a recent report by Statistics Canada, the composite price index for non-residential building construction increased one per cent in the first quarter of 2012, when compared to the previous quarter. The increase was largely due to continued strength within

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International Road Dynamics hires new CFO and VP of finance

May 8, 2012 Andrew Snook

Edward Mahood has been named the new chief financial officer (CFO) and vice-president of finance for International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD). The Saskatoon, Sask.-based, highway traffic management technology company made the announcement on May 8. Mahood will start his new

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B.C. commits to 18 infrastructure improvement projects in northwest

April 25, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Province of British Columbia recently announced it is investing $25.8 million to improve various highways in northwestern B.C. The highway infrastructure funding will be spread across 18 different projects, with the largest one being the resurfacing of approximately 34

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Bot Construction Group wins ORBA Green Leadership and Sustainability Award

April 22, 2012 Andrew Snook

Bot Construction Group has likely made other construction companies within Ontario’s transportation infrastructure industry green with envy. The Oakville, Ont.-based company was recently named the 2012 Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) Green Leadership and Sustainability Award winner. The award is

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$589M in Manitoba’s 2012 budget committed to roads and bridges

April 18, 2012 Andrew Snook

A 2.5-per-cent hike in gasoline taxes will help fuel a sizeable portion of the Province of Manitoba’s budget this year, committed to renewing and improving roads and bridges across the province. On April 18, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger announced that

The World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo both took place from March 13 to 15 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.
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Record numbers at World of Asphalt and AGG1 2012

March 16, 2012 Andrew Snook

Two tradeshows recently teamed up and paved their way to record numbers for attendee registrations, exhibit space, exhibitors and education session tickets sold. The World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo both took place from

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CDAO has “grave concerns” about Ontario’s infrastructure funding cancellation

February 29, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) is disturbed by comments made by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association/Ontario Good Roads Association conference on Monday, Feb. 27. He stated that billions of dollars earmarked for

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Dexter Construction wins $16.8M contract for Highway 104 near Antigonish, N.S.

February 17, 2012 Andrew Snook

Dexter Construction, the construction arm of the Municipal Group of Companies, located in Bedford, N.S., has been awarded a $16,750,533 contract for work on Highway 104, near the Town of Antigonish, N.S. The project is an eight-kilometre stretch of Highway

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$14M in improvements to highways near Vernon, B.C.

February 15, 2012 Andrew Snook

Two highways near Vernon, B.C. will receive upgrades to the tune of approximately $14 million this summer. In Coldstream, B.C., about 2.2 km of Highway 6 is going to be realigned between Grey Road and Ricardo Road. The upgrades will

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Gettin’ good grades

February 1, 2012 David Godkin

Work horse on the road. Weakling colt in the showroom. That’s the consensus on motor graders since sales dipped sharply in 2008/09. But don’t blame it on the world-wide financial crisis that impacted graders and other equipment categories across North

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How mobile mapping can save you money

February 1, 2012 Richard Rybka

You may not be familiar with mobile mapping systems, but the fact is you probably use the information they produce every day. Each time you access the Internet to map a driving route or find a restaurant near your destination,

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MTO attempts first “hot-on-hot” project in North America

February 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

This past September, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) paved its way into North America’s history books, by testing out a new asphalt technology. The MTO’s hot-on-hot trial run on Highway 12 near Midland, Ont. was the first commercial

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Carillion Canada wins $156M maintenance contract in London, Ont.

January 5, 2012 Andrew Snook

Carillion Canada Inc. will be looking after London’s highways for the next 12 years. The construction firm recently announced it was named the preferred bidder for the Area Maintenance Contract  2011-12 London.¿¿The contract will begin in May 2012, and will