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Construction tender release includes dozens of highway and infrastructure projects worth $220M

September 26, 2017 Government of Saskatchewan

With $850 million worth of work in progress or completed this year, plans are already underway for next year’s highway construction. The Government of Saskatchewan has released its tenders for the 2018 construction season.  The tenders include more than 550

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Graham wins Crowchild short-term improvements project

September 26, 2017 Graham Construction

Graham continues to be a leading construction provider for the City of Calgary, recently winning the $62-million contract to complete short-term improvements to a major north-south transportation link in the City. In response to the continued growth in traffic along Crowchild

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New Volvo double drum compactors deliver double digit gains in fuel efficiency

September 6, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Able to perform in tight areas or the open road, the DD30B and DD35B double drum compactors from Volvo Construction Equipment offer up to a 20 per cent increase in fuel efficiency when compared to predecessor models. The latest double

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Canada and Quebec Governments investing in major works on Autoroute Henri-IV

September 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Quebec City, Quebec — The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced funding to widen Autoroute Henri-IV and refurbish the concrete pavement, mainly between the Charest/Henri-IV and Félix-Leclerc/Henri-IV interchanges. The Government of Canada is contributing $173.6 million to this project, which

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VIDEO: Halifax businesses struggling to survive through construction season

August 25, 2017 CTV News Atlantic

CTV News Atlantic reports that some Halifax businesses aren’t sure how much longer they can stay afloat with the massive amount of construction projects happening in the region. “It’s been a real struggle,” says restaurant owner Lil MacPherson. “We’ve been

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Progress continues with award of next McKenzie interchange contract

August 24, 2017 BC Gov News

The second and final construction contract for the McKenzie interchange project has now been awarded for the remaining work that involves lowering the Trans-Canada Highway, constructing the ramps, overpass, and new pedestrian-cyclist bridge over the highway, and the final landscaping.

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Video: New and unusual interchange opens in Calgary

August 16, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Canada’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange opened this week in south Calgary, fixing one of the city’s most persistent bottlenecks at Macleod Trail and 162 Ave. The unusual new design may take some getting used to, especially since cars will end

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Funding will improve capacity of Peace River Bridge

July 11, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

PEACE RIVER, AB – Government funding will improve the capacity and flow of traffic over the Peace River by constructing a second bridge to accommodate westbound traffic. Once completed, the existing bridge will be used solely for eastbound traffic. Funding will also

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Naming ceremony officially marks start of construction on Southwest section of Calgary Ring Road

July 11, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

CALGARY – Today officially commemorated the start of construction on the southwest section of the Calgary Ring Road and the re-naming of a portion of the road “Tsuut’ina Trail”. This work represents the start of one of two remaining sections of

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Work on Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation moves forward with construction of Freedom Road

July 4, 2017 Government of Canada 

SHOAL LAKE NO. 40, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to improving the quality of life for Indigenous peoples in Canada. Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation’s Freedom Road will provide permanent all-weather road access that will increase community

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Survey reveals Ontarians aren’t aware of their dangerous driving behaviour near construction zones

June 26, 2017 ORBA

TORONTO – As Ontarians head into the second long weekend of summer, getting to destinations safely is top of mind for those travelling to cottages, on road trips and to other weekend getaways. But highways and other roadways are full of

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Senate Committee endorses Northern Corridor concept

June 26, 2017 The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

CALGARY – Last week, the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce issued a report on Canadian’s infrastructure future called National Corridor: Enhancing and Facilitating Commerce and Internal Trade. The report calls for the construction of an east-west corridor through Canada’s

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Low-profile MTV designed for better visibility, safety

June 14, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

  The Roadtec MTV-1100e offers a low, machine-height profile, which is designed to keep the operator closer to the ground. The lower 9’ 10½” (3m) machine height with a deck height of 6’ 2” (2m) is designed to provide the

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Governments partner to improve Trans Labrador Highway

June 14, 2017 On-Site Magazine

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL – The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are investing $45.4 million to improve a section of the Trans Labrador Highway. The project consists of the widening and paving of Route 510 from Charlottetown junction to Cartwright

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Topcon announces next generation concrete paving system

June 6, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  Topcon Positioning Group announced the next generation of automated concrete paving — the ZPS system — with the new Z-Robot and Z-Stack sensor. Using enhanced Topcon Millimeter GPS technology, the ZPS system is designed to bring unmatched accuracy to

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ORBA hosts 3rd annual Queen’s Park Reception

May 9, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Mississauga, ON – Over 100 Ontario leaders and decision makers joined the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) in Toronto for its third Annual Queen’s Park Reception. Held May 1 at downtown’s iconic legislative building, the event brought together ORBA reps and

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ORBA launches BuildForce online construction courses

May 8, 2017 ORBA

Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association is now offering a full range of online courses in construction through its partnership with BuildForce Canada. A wide variety of courses are offered under the topics of business management, health and

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Widening Highway 401 to keep people moving

April 11, 2017 Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is creating jobs and keeping people moving by widening 18 kilometres of Highway 401 from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton. “Highway 401 is a critical highway for commuters and commercial traffic traveling throughout

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Now accepting applications for 2017 ORBA Civil Engineering and Technology Scholarships

April 7, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Mississauga, ON – Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its 2017 Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Technology Scholarships, each valued at $2,000.00.  The submission deadline is May 31, 2017. The Civil Engineering Scholarship is awarded to

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Province, BCGEU and BCRB reach tentative agreement

April 5, 2017 BC Gov News

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Province, BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) on labour succession in 27 highway maintenance service areas, ensuring job security and improved maintenance