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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.

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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

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Saskatchewan invests $14M in rural roads, bridges

May 8, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

SASKATCHEWAN—The Government of Saskatchewan will invest $14 million to improve roads, bridges and culverts in 11 rural municipalities. Funding for the projects come from the Municipal Roads for the Economy Program (MREP). The 2018 MREP grants include: Five bridge and

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Can concrete roads be king in Atlantic Canada?

May 4, 2018 Jillian Morgan

A stretch of Nova Scotia’s Highway 101 connects the town of Mount Uniacke – about 40 kilometres North of Halifax – to the community of Ellershouse. The 11-kilometre highway is one of three concrete roads in the province, tendered in

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Ontario breaks ground on Highway 427 expansion

May 1, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Construction has started on a $616 million expansion of Highway 427 in Vaughan, Ont. The highway will be extended by 6.6 kilometres from Highway 7 to Major Mackenzie Drive, and widened to eight lanes from Finch Avenue to Highway 7.

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B.C. to resurface section of Manning Park highway with hot-in-place paving

April 30, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

MANNING PARK—A section of Highway 3 in Manning Park, B.C. will be resurfaced with hot-in-place paving. Peter’s Bros. Construction of Penticton, B.C. was awarded the $2.8 million contract for the work, which is expected to begin in May and finish

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$10M four-laning project kicks off in Golden, B.C.

April 26, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

GOLDEN—Construction has begun on a project to expand a section of the Trans-Canada Highway between Donald and Forde Station Road near Golden, B.C. Work includes widening over two kilometres of highway to four lanes, and improving access to the commercial

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Paving, reconstruction and curb and gutter installation for Fredericton roads

April 24, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

New Brunswick will invest about $1.6 million for roadwork projects in Fredericton, N.B. Part of Pointe-Sainte-Anne Boulevard will be reconstructed, as well as Lincoln Road between Draco Road and Experimental Road. Curb and gutter installation will take place on Hanwell

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$924M in highway improvement projects announced for Saskatchewan

April 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Government of Saskatchewan will invest $924 million in highway improvement and maintenance projects for 2018-19. About $51 million will be invested in major safety projects, including: Warman and Martensville interchanges Twinning Highway 7 between Vanscoy and Delisle Twinning and

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Roadwork projects announced for Saint Andrews, N.B.

April 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A $1.6 million investment has been announced for roadwork in Saint Andrews, N.B. as part of the province’s 2018-19 capital budget. Funds from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will pave a 7.9-kilometre section of Route 127 from Clark Road

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Ontario government waives procurement fees

April 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Fees on provincial government procurement opportunities have been eliminated in Ontario. Businesses can now submit bids for free on the Ontario Tenders Portal – previously a charge of $300 per bid or $750 annually for unlimited bids. A $525 annual

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Blackville, N.B. roads receive $6M provincial investment

April 11, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The New Brunswick government will invest nearly $6 million in paving and chip seal projects in the Blackville area this year as part of a $30-million investment in the Greater Miramichi region. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will pave

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New Brunswick to twin Route 11, construct controlled access bypass

April 10, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The provincial and federal governments are investing over $180 million to twin two sections of New Brunswick’s Route 11. Construction will begin this summer with the twinning of 6.8 kilometres between Shediac River and Cocagne River, and another 13.8 kilometres

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Carillion receives $8.9M from Alberta government for highway maintenance

March 22, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Carillion Canada will receive $8.9 million from the Alberta government to continue highway maintenance in the province until April 30. The company is responsible for roughly 43 per cent of Alberta’s provincial highway network – over 33,000 kilometers. Alberta’s highway

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Innovation vs. Mother Nature

March 12, 2018 Nate Hendley

There have been many innovations in asphalt pavement and road surface technology over the past few years. While some of these innovations have been embraced by municipalities and private companies, others have fared poorly when faced with the reality of

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Saskatchewan, Alberta trade dispute risks investor uncertainty

February 20, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Saskatchewan has lifted its ban on Alberta license plates from government road and building project sites in the province. The decision came 12 hours before an independent panel under the New West Partnership Trade Agreement would strike a rule on