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Roadwork improvements made for Newfoundland and Labrador

January 8, 2018 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador reported significant improvements to highway infrastructure in 2017. More than 600 kilometres of highway was paved, and more than 300 culverts were replaced. As part of the province’s five-year provincial roads plan, tenders for roadwork were issued

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Infrastructure bank could be ‘key’ for U.S. Canada high speed rail: study

January 4, 2018 The Canadian Press

A multibillion-dollar proposal to connect Vancouver to the U.S. northwest by “ultra high-speed” rail appears to check off most, if not all, the boxes for funding consideration by Canada’s new infrastructure bank, argues a report commissioned by the Washington state

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Ontario opens new section of highway in Durham Region

January 3, 2018 Government of Ontario

Ontario is improving traffic flow and reducing congestion in Durham region, with the next phase of Highway 407 from Harmony Road to Taunton Road in Clarington now open. The first phase of the Highway 407 extension, which opened last year

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Highway 39 twinning project complete

November 29, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

A $27-million twinning project east of Estevan along Highway 39 aimed at improving safety and efficiency for motorists and truckers, officially opened to traffic Nov. 16. “The completion of these important improvements to Highway 39 will improve the quality of

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Government of Canada launches the Smart Cities Challenge

November 29, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

Calgary — On Nov. 17, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, launched the Smart Cities Challenge, fulfilling a commitment made in Budget 2017. The Challenge will give communities a platform for implementing bold ideas to address priorities

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Infrastructure bank could help build Indigenous projects

November 29, 2017 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The chairwoman of a new federal agency that will help finance the construction of new highways, transit systems and electricity grids says it could also help fund multiple, smaller projects that are badly needed across Indigenous communities. The

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Canada and Quebec support improved public transit service in Longueuil Français

November 14, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

BROSSARD, QC – The governments of Canada and Quebec announced an investment of more than $63 million for 22 new projects by the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will provide more than $35 million for these projects, and the Government of Quebec will contribute over $28

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Video: Expert encourages governments to prepare for how automated vehicles will impact cities and towns

October 27, 2017 Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario

VAUGHAN, ON – If you thought Uber was a disruptor, wait until automated vehicles (AVs) backed by smartphone apps for “mobility on demand” begin to eat into taxi and public bus services in the early 2020s, then begin to disrupt car ownership in

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15 things to know about Canadian infrastructure

October 4, 2017 The Boston Consulting Group

A new report from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) says Canada’s infrastructure deficit sits at an estimated average of $110 billion to $270 billion, posing the need for both the government and private sector to pump in more investments to meet

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Ministers meet to discuss next phase of the long-term infrastructure plan

September 26, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

On September 21st, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, convened the second federal, provincial and territorial meeting of ministers responsible for infrastructure. Minister Sohi and Minister Bob Chiarelli, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, co-hosted the meeting. The ministers began the

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Report says improvements to government’s infrastructure evaluation process could save billions

September 25, 2017 RCCAO

With billions of dollars at stake and an Ontario economy in need of productivity-enhancing infrastructure, a new study from the RCCAO argues improvements could be made to the evaluation process used by governments to select projects. More than $200 billion

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Sturgeon County celebrates official opening of two waterfront trails

September 5, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

Sturgeon County, Alberta —The governments of Canada and Alberta participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony September 26 to mark the completion of two waterfront trails. This project is a key component of the River Valley Alliance Capital Plan, an initiative to enhance

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Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in the replacement of Rainy River – Baudette International Bridge

August 25, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

RAINY RIVER, ON – Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay was in Rainy River today to announce more than $13 million in federal funding for a joint Canada–USA project to replace the Rainy River-Baudette International Bridge, through the Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund. The

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Traffic congestion relief and ice removal coming to Alex Fraser Bridge

August 24, 2017 BC Gov News

Motorists who rely on the Alex Fraser Bridge will benefit from two projects going to tender today. The first is a new project to install a cable collar system for ice removal this winter. The second is for elements of

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RFQ issued for Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project

August 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

TORONTO – Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to submit their qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Complex. The project will see the reconstruction of the 45-year old Macdonald Block

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Government funding supports local infrastructure projects in Manitoba’s smaller communities

August 15, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

The governments of Canada and Manitoba announced funding for 42 infrastructure projects in 37 communities under the federal government’s Small Communities Fund. The Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba are each contributing more than $10 million toward the estimated $34.6

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Ontarians fed up with wasted public infrastructure dollars

August 1, 2017 Progressive Contractors Association of Canada  

TORONTO – Ontarians have had it with government policies and politicians who waste public infrastructure dollars, according to a new poll by Forum Research. The poll shows a whopping 90 per cent of Ontarians believe elected officials should be doing more

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Innovation 2050 – A Digital Future for the Infrastructure Industry

July 11, 2017 Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty’s Vision of Future Infrastructure: The construction site of 2050 will be human-free. Robots will work in teams to build complex structures using dynamic new materials. Elements of the build will self-assemble. Drones flying overhead will scan the site

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SNC-Lavalin creates new infrastructure investment vehicle

July 4, 2017 SNC-Lavalin 

MONTREAL – SNC-Lavalin has launched a new infrastructure investment vehicle, SNC-Lavalin Infrastructure Partners LP (“the Partnership”), to efficiently redeploy capital back into development opportunities. This vehicle will hold SNC-Lavalin’s interests in a selection of its mature Canadian infrastructure assets and will

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Government of Canada invests $75K in improvements to Calgary’s Community Infrastructure

July 4, 2017 Western Economic Diversification Canada 

CALGARY – Three projects in Calgary will receive a combined investment of $76,862 through the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Project improvements include upgrades to the Good Companions 50 Plus Club facility, new museum and library flooring in