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Improving roads and bridges in Eastern Ontario

January 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ontario is helping to connect communities in Eastern Ontario, keep people moving, create jobs and boost local economic growth by supporting upgrades to roads, bridges and other community infrastructure. Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal made the

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CCIL estimates testing and inspection of all highway construction could save tax payers $2B over 10 years

January 10, 2017 Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories

The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) is urging the Ontario government to restore and strengthen independent oversight of all highway construction projects in the province. CCIL estimates this initiative would reduce provincial expenditures by hundreds of millions of dollars

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Mainroad Contracting wins Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence

December 14, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Mainroad Contracting (Lower Mainland) has won this year’s Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence in safety innovation, for its High Speed Traffic Control Training. “Congratulations to Mainroad Contracting for this well-deserved award,” said Minister of Transportation and

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404 high occupancy vehicle project will reduce congestion in Toronto area

December 14, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

National and provincial funding has been announced for the Highway 404 high occupancy vehicle project. The Government of Canada is contributing $46 million through the New Building Canada Fund. The Government of Ontario is responsible for all remaining costs. The expansion

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The Trump Effect: 5 ways “The Donald” could impact Canadian construction

December 13, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The morning after Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States, my 10-year-old son, Ben, staggered sleepily out of his room with a concerned look on his face. He wanted to know if this meant there was going

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Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure and Desjardins acquire majority interest in South Fraser Perimeter Road

December 13, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure and Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins have acquired a majority interest in South Fraser Perimeter Road from ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., the Star America Infrastructure Fund, and Ledcor Infrastructure Investments Inc. ACS will retain

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2017 Forecast: “Avalanche” of construction to come

December 9, 2016 by Jim Barnes

    The crystal ball for Canadian construction next year was already cloudy before Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. That one event has thrown a lot of forecasts into the trash bin. It’s difficult

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OHMPA presents Trillium and Bleeds Black Awards at 2016 Fall Asphalt Seminar

December 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A record number of nine asphalt plants received the Ontario Hot Mixed Producers Association’s (OHMPA) 2016 Trillium Award. A further 14 plants were re-certified at the 25th annual Fall Asphalt Seminar. Hosted December 1st at the Universal Eventspace Conference and Event

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Ont. Liberals blasted for mismanaging road infrastructure

December 2, 2016 canadianmanufacturing.com

Ontario’s government watchdog says taxpayers spend millions of dollars paying repair bills for shoddy work by contractors hired for road maintenance and public transit projects, including part of one bridge that was installed upside down. Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk also

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OHMPA releases statement on Auditor General’s report

December 1, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

First order of business at today’s 25th annual OHMPA Fall Seminar was addressing Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report. Released yesterday, the report states that sub-standard asphalt has led to early pavement cracking on provincial highways in Ontario, costing taxpayers

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Ontario deserves kudos for automated vehicles move but more needs to be done

November 29, 2016 Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario

The Ontario government should be congratulated for initiating a pilot project to test automated vehicles, but a lot more must be done if the province is to keep up with other leading jurisdictions around the world, says the Residential and

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ORBA commends John Tory for taking action to commit investment for transportation infrastructure

November 25, 2016 ORBA

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is pleased to hear of Mayor John Tory’s intention to create dedicated funding to invest in vital transportation infrastructure for the City of Toronto. Bold and decisive leadership is urgently needed to relieve congestion

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Final winter construction season begins on the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway

November 22, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

This season will see the construction of the final 3.5 kilometres of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway, along with two bridges and eight culverts. Next summer, final grading and surfacing work as well as the installation of traffic signs and guardrails will

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Rise of automated vehicles influences infrastructure project selection

November 22, 2016 Bern Grush

The rise of automated vehicles (AVs) will create opportunities for infrastructure across Canada but project selection must be rigorous as we cope with two overlapping and competing streams of automation. The first stream: Semi-automated vehicles (2020-2035) will require a driver

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Motorists need to understand the purpose of user charges

November 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Motorists in Ontario already pay for most road construction and maintenance costs through registration fees, and fuel and excise taxes. Despite this, commuters face chronic congestion on Ontario’s roads, which has a negative impact on our economic productivity and overall

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New interchange to create safer, more efficient commutes for Nova Scotians

November 8, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia announced more than $15 million in joint funding for the construction of Hwy 101 Granite Drive interchange project between Hortonville and Coldbrook. This project involves constructing an overpass, four ramps to form a “diamond” interchange,

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Graham and Mountain View partners proceed with Southwest Calgary Ring Road

October 31, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Province of Alberta has signed a 35-year contract with Mountain View Partners to design, build, operate, and partially finance the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. The Design-Build-Finance-Operate (DBFO) contract is worth $1.42 billion. The Province will fund 60 per cent

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Highway expansion in B.C. aims to improve safety and traffic flow

October 31, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

On Oct. 28, the governments of Canada and British Columbia announced that $24 million in funding has been appointed to expand a 3.4 kilometre stretch of Highway 16 from two lanes to four. The highway expansion – from Bunce Road to east of

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Expect more GTHA traffic congestion with rise of automated vehicles: report

October 27, 2016 Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario

Four billion automated vehicles will be registered to drive worldwide by 2050 if current ownership trends continue, says a report released today. That means Ontario needs to aggressively prepare for more traffic congestion, new transportation options and a shift in

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Improving roads and bridges in Niagara Region

October 21, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Ontario is supporting upgrades to roads, bridges and other local community infrastructure in Niagara Region, helping to connect communities and keep people moving while creating jobs and economic growth. “Investments in critical infrastructure projects through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund