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Toronto kicks off ‘busiest’ construction season yet with $1 billion in planned projects

May 14, 2019 by Jillian Morgan

TORONTO—Mayor John Tory ushered in Toronto’s ‘busiest-ever’ construction season May 13, unveiling $1 billion in funding for infrastructure projects. The city will funnel $590 million towards rehabilitating transportation infrastructure, such as roadways, bridges and sidewalks. Of that, $200 million has

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Two dead after vehicle crashes into construction equipment on Ontario’s QEW

May 6, 2019 The Canadian Press

OAKVILLE, Ont.—Provincial police say two people have died following a crash on a highway ramp in Oakville, Ont. Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says a vehicle crashed into stationary construction equipment and burst into flames on the Queen Elizabeth Way May 4.

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Aecon consortium wins $639.8M contract to widen 18-km stretch of Hwy. 401 just west of Toronto

April 29, 2019 by David Kennedy

The three-year construction project will expand the busy highway to as wide as 12 lanes between Mississauga and Milton

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Widening project along Trans-Canada in Langley, B.C. gets $235.5M in funding

April 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

LANGLEY, B.C.—A highway widening project in Metro Vancouver will soon get off the ground with $235.5 million in joint funding from Ottawa, British Columbia and the Township of Langley. François-Philippe Champagne the federal minister of Infrastructure and Communities, B.C.’s Premier

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On the Perimeter: Major Winnipeg project brings concrete solution to longstanding bottleneck

April 23, 2019 David Kennedy

Infrastructure rarely ages gracefully. When there isn’t much elegance to the original design, 20 or 30 years can be particularly cruel. The junction of a pair of provincial trunk highways northeast of Winnipeg was just such a case. For years,

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Breaking it down: Crusher evolution prompts contractors to rethink aggregates

April 22, 2019 Jillian Morgan

The steep cost of hauling off and disposing of rubble from job sites, only to purchase and truck in virgin aggregate from far-off quarries, has motivated the construction industry to turn its garbage into gold. Geoffrey Faber, territory manager West

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Alberta spending $478M to add lanes, upgrade interchanges on busy Deerfoot Trail

March 19, 2019 On-Site Staff

CALGARY—Upgrades are coming to a stretch of Alberta Highway 2 that winds alongside the Bow River through the heart of Calgary. The province said March 14 it has set aside $478 million to add more lanes to 21 kilometres of

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Shovels expected in the ground this year on project to build new bridge, twin Hwy. 15 northeast of Edmonton

March 12, 2019 by David Kennedy

EDMONTON—A project to twin a stretch of Alberta Highway 15 and build a new bridge over the North Saskatchewan River northeast of Edmonton is expected to start this spring. The province says traffic crossing the current two-lane Highway 15 bridge

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Aecon, EllisDon and Flatiron win major contracts for work on Calgary’s ring road

March 6, 2019 by David Kennedy

CALGARY—The long-running project to encircle Alberta’s largest city with a high-volume bypass has entered its final leg. The province said March 5 that it has finalized two contracts with three construction companies that will nearly wrap-up work on the 101-kilometre

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Planning underway for $1B road into mineral-rich region of Northwest Territories

March 5, 2019 Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Northern leaders are cheering a federal funding announcement for a long-awaited all-weather road into the heart of Canada’s mineral-rich Arctic. “This is a significant first step,” said Wally Schumann, minister of industry and infrastructure in the Northwest Territories. The $5.1

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$54.2M project to twin Ray Gibbon Drive in St. Albert, Alta. gets go-ahead after cost sharing deal

February 28, 2019 On-Site Staff

EDMONTON—The Alberta government and a city northwest of Edmonton have struck a cost sharing agreement for an eight-kilometre twinning project. The province and St. Albert, Alta. finalized plans Feb. 25 to twin Ray Gibbon Drive, which is currently a busy

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Feds commit $86.5M to build Halifax high speed bypass

February 25, 2019 by Jillian Morgan

HALIFAX—The federal government is injecting $86.5 million to extend a gridlock-prone stretch of highway in Halifax.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in the city Feb. 21 to announce the funding for the Sackville-Bedford-Burnside Connector, which will stretch Highway 107 beyond

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Kiewit-led group wins $411.8M contract to build new all-season highway in Northwest Territories

February 21, 2019 by David Kennedy

YELLOWKNIFE—Work is moving ahead on a major roadbuilding project in Northwest Territories. The N.W.T. government signed an agreement Feb. 14 that will spur construction on a 97-kilometre route that will link the remote First Nations community of Whati with the

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The road north: Building through the most inhospitable terrain and harshest conditions Canada has to offer

February 21, 2019 Saul Chernos

Frequent blizzards and blistering cold. Unreliable access to basic materials. Cellphone service lost in seemingly endless tundra. Conditions like these might seem like a nightmare to roadbuilders in Canada’s more temperate climes, where the occasional blast of Arctic air can

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Feds, Manitoba ink deal to pour $291.4M into eight highway repaving and upgrade projects

February 15, 2019 On-Site Staff

HEADINGLEY, Man.—Repaving projects on several Manitoba highways and a series of other roadwork upgrades across the province are set to get underway. The provincial and federal governments struck a deal Feb. 13 to spend $147 million and $144 million, respectively,

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B.C. tenders $62.9M Trans-Canada Highway widening project

February 14, 2019 On-Site Staff

REVELSTOKE, B.C.—A costly project to widen a short segment of the Trans-Canada Highway outside Revelstoke, B.C. has gone to tender. The province said Feb. 11 it is awaiting bids for a $62.9 million contract to widen a two-kilometre stretch of

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B.C. shortlists three bid teams for major Vancouver-area interchange project

February 13, 2019 On-Site Staff

DELTA, B.C.—A significant highway upgrade project involving an interchange in Metro Vancouver is down to a trio of bidders. The province’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said Feb. 8 it has picked three construction consortia to submit bids for the

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Nova Scotia Highway 104 twinning project gets environmental nod from province

January 31, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—The environmental assessment of a plan to twin a deadly 38-kilometre stretch of Nova Scotia’s Highway 104 has been approved by the province’s environment minister. In a decision released Jan. 29, Margaret Miller says she’s satisfied any adverse or significant

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A new Canadian city flirts with the dream: heated downtown sidewalks

January 30, 2019 Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—A winter-weary city councillor in St. John’s, N.L. is hoping to resurrect an idea that has been tried, tested and mostly abandoned in other Canadian cities: heated sidewalks. Sandy Hickman has asked city engineers to look at heating

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Alberta commits $33M in funding to construct Leduc interchange

January 28, 2019 by Jillian Morgan

LEDUC, Alta.—The Alberta government has chipped in $33 million to kick start construction of a long-awaited overpass that will connect the City of Leduc, Alta. with the Edmonton International Airport Premier Rachel Notley announced the funding to build an interchange