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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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Feds, Alberta announce combined $77M for Calgary Airport Trail expansion

July 9, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

CALGARY—The federal government has contributed $50 million to complete an expansion of Airport Trail, a corridor that connects Calgary International Airport with the city’s northeast. A new segment of Airport Trail will be constructed between 36 Street NE and 60

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Feds contribute $53M to improve roads on U.S.-Saskatchewan trade corridor

July 6, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

WEYBURN, Sask.—The federal government announced a contribution of $53.3 million Thursday for a series of highway construction projects in Saskatchewan, which aim to strengthen a “key” trade corridor that connects the province to the U.S. The projects involve construction of

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Construction on over $1B project to complete last leg of Calgary ring road scheduled for 2019

July 6, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

CALGARY—The west leg of Calgary’s ring road will undergo construction in 2019, signalling the end of a decades-long plan to complete a 101-kilometre freeway around the city. Premier Rachel Notley and Minister of Transportation Brian Mason announced the infrastructure project

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Construction of new N.W.T. bridge, study of ambitious Mackenzie Valley Highway project moving forward

July 4, 2018 by David Kennedy

YELLOWKNIFE—Construction on a bridge over the Great Bear River in central Northwest Territories and a study looking at the feasibility of a wider project to build a new all-season road along hundreds of miles of the Mackenzie Valley are going

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Orangeville, Ont. construction company fined $60K after worker injured in flash fire

June 28, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

ORANGEVILLE, Ont.—Construction company Roto-Mill Inc. has been fined $60,000 for its failure to prevent a hot asphalt-related flash fire that sent a worker to hospital with critical injuries in June 2016. Roto-Mill, based in Orangeville, Ont., pleaded guilty in court

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A double-decker highway: Board of Trade pitches novel solution to Toronto gridlock

June 28, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

TORONTO—A vertical expansion of Highway 401 near Toronto Pearson International Airport could relieve congestion on this “critical” stretch of road, according to the Toronto Region Board of Trade. The board’s latest report puts forward recommendations to address the highway’s bottleneck

News FinancingRoads

Project to pave 126-km stretch of Trans Labrador Highway gets $64.5M in provincial, federal funds

June 26, 2018 by David Kennedy

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L.—The years-long project to pave the entirety of Labrador’s sole highway is one step closer to reaching fruition. The federal and provincial governments have committed $64.5 million to widen and pave a 126-kilometre stretch of the Trans

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Liberals set hiring, procurement stipulations for federally funded projects

June 22, 2018 Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

The so-called community benefits program aims to give Indigenous Peoples, veterans and recent immigrants a larger stake in Ottawa’s major infrastructure spending plan

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Alberta to begin expansion of southwest Anthony Henday Drive next year

June 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

EDMONTON—The southwest leg of Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton will be expanded from four to six lanes. Construction on the 18-kilometre stretch of road, made primarily of concrete, is expected to take three years, beginning in 2019. The province anticipates

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PCs sweep to power in Ontario: What Doug Ford means for construction across the province

June 8, 2018 by David Kennedy

The premier-designate has committed to a series of infrastructure investments and vowed to close the province’s skills gap

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Cat utility compactors focus on efficiency, simple operation

June 5, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From Caterpillar, the CB1.7 and CB1.8 utility compactors weigh 1.7 mt and 1.8 mt, respectively. The compactors feature toggle-type switches, a mechanical propel lever and LED lights on the console. Both CB1.7 and CB1.8 offer single-point lifting and foldable ROPS.

News InfrastructureRoads

Aecon fallout: China bristles as Trudeau defends decision to protect infrastructure

May 30, 2018 Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Business law experts say it’s highly difficult, if not impossible, to build a firewall around a company’s potentially sensitive data and other intellectual property when it’s the target of a takeover bid. Concerns over access to such information are said

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First projects still some time away, newly-appointed infrastructure bank CEO says

May 28, 2018 Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The new chief executive of the federal infrastructure agency says it could be well into 2019 before it will be ready to announce its first investment. The Trudeau government today announced that Pierre Lavallee, a former senior executive of the

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Saskatchewan tenders 24 highway projects worth $65M

May 10, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

SASKATCHEWAN—The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure has tendered 24 projects worth an estimated $65 million. Improvements to highway safety throughout the province are the focus of the projects. Passing lanes will be constructed on Highway 4 between North Battleford