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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.

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Flatiron to start work on $60M second phase of Ten Mile Slide stabilization project along B.C.’s Hwy. 99

August 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

LILLOOET, B.C.—Construction is scheduled to get underway shortly on a short stretch of highway the British Columbia government describes as “one of the most technically challenging” sites to maintain in the province. Approximately 300 metres long and 200 metres wide,

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Alberco wins $55M contract to build new bridge over North Saskatchewan River northeast of Edmonton

August 23, 2019 by David Kennedy

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, Alta.—The Alberta Ministry of Transportation has awarded a $55 million construction contract for the second phase of a highway twinning project northeast of Edmonton. Alberco Construction Ltd. will be responsible for building a new bridge over the North

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Northerners applaud funding for long-awaited road through Arctic tundra; costs could top $1B

August 15, 2019 Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

Two federal announcements this week are expected to kick-start a long-awaited road into the heart of the Canadian Arctic that would lower grocery costs for northern families and unlock billions of dollars in mineral resources. Transport Minister Marc Garneau pledged

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Three build teams shortlisted for major bridge project on western edge of Toronto

August 13, 2019 by David Kennedy

Coco Paving, Dufferin Construction, EllisDon, Kiewit and Spanish contractor Ferrovial Agromán are all in the running for the contract to replace an aging six-lane bridge along the QEW

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Court clears path for SNC-Lavalin to sell $3.25B stake in Ontario’s Hwy. 407

August 7, 2019 Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

The big-ticket deal for 10 per cent of the Toronto-area toll road is worth more than the Ontario government sold the entire highway for in 1999

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Construction starts on final phase of Autoroute 85 in eastern Quebec, costs total $942.9M

August 7, 2019 On-Site Staff

SAINT-ANTONIN, Que.—Work on the third and final phase of Autoroute 85 is underway in eastern Quebec, not far from the New Brunswick border. Construction on the $942.9 million highway project got underway Aug. 6, according to Ottawa, which has committed

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Major stretch of Yukon’s North Klondike Highway to be upgraded as part of $157M construction job

July 27, 2019 by David Kennedy

WHITEHORSE—A major project to upgrade about 100 kilometres of road and replace several bridges along the North Klondike Highway is moving forward with multimillion-dollar investments from the federal and Yukon governments. Ottawa said July 24 it has assigned $118.2 million

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B.C. Supreme Court to hear construction groups’ challenge to province’s Community Benefits Agreement

July 24, 2019 by David Kennedy

The contentious labour rules have already been to put work on numerous big-ticket jobs, such as a major widening project on the Trans-Canada Highway and the new Pattullo Bridge

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Lougheed Highway four-laning project in Maple Ridge, B.C. gets $29M from feds

July 23, 2019 On-Site Staff

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C.—The federal government has set aside infrastructure funds to widen a four-kilometre stretch of highway on the north side of the Fraser River in Greater Vancouver. Ottawa announced $29.2 million for the project between Maple Ridge and Mission,

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Ontario revives possibility of building major new highway on northwest end of Greater Toronto Area

June 20, 2019 by David Kennedy

BRAMPTON, Ont.—Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives have pulled a major Toronto-area highway project quashed by the previous Liberal government from the dustbin, relaunching an environmental assessment (EA) into the potential Greater Toronto Area West Highway Corridor. Jeff Yurek, Ontario’s minister of Transportation,

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Toronto thoroughfare earns ignominious title as worst road in Ontario

May 30, 2019 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—The voters have spoken… and there’s a new worst road in Ontario. The Canadian Automobile Association released the results of its 2019 Worst Road competition May 30, singling out Toronto’s Eglinton Avenue East for the less than flattering title. CAA

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Pair of four-laning projects in Northern Ontario get $169.2M from feds

May 22, 2019 On-Site Staff

SUDBURY, Ont.—Two construction projects along Ontario’s Highway 69 have got the go-ahead and millions in funding from the federal government. Ottawa said May 21 it will spend $169.2 million on a pair of four-laning projects between Parry Sound and Sudbury,

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SNC-Lavalin cancels sale of Ontario Hwy. 407 stake to OMERS as existing partners battle over stake

May 18, 2019 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has cancelled the sale of part of its stake in 407 International Inc. to the OMERS pension plan but will sell the stake to one or both of the other owners of the Ontario toll highway. The

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B.C.-based Emil Anderson Construction wins $85.2M contract to widen 2-km leg of Trans-Canada Highway

May 17, 2019 by David Kennedy

REVELSTOKE, B.C.—Emil Anderson Construction has picked up a $85.2 million contract to four-lane a short but challenging segment of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke, B.C. The Kelowna, B.C.-based contractor will be responsible for widening an approximately two-kilometre stretch of

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Feds putting up $345.4M to extend Autoroute 19, rehabilitate Montreal bridge

May 16, 2019 by David Kennedy

MONTREAL—Three infrastructure jobs, including a major project to extend Quebec Autoroute 19 north of Laval, Que., have secured the backing of the federal government. François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was in the Montreal suburb of Bois-des-Filion May