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The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that the overpass project at Martensville and Warman will open to traffic this fall, nearly one year ahead of schedule. “Martensville and Warman are two of Saskatchewan’s fastest-growing communities and we are thrilled to see the opening of these overpasses to traffic,” Highways and…

October 30, 2018 @ 8:35am

Choke points for people travelling across the Fraser River will be significantly reduced with the next round of work starting on the Alex Fraser Bridge and the completion of the new interchange at Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue. “The improved and completed interchange at Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue will…

October 24, 2018 @ 12:53pm

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has announced that they have signed a fixed priced contract with Bridging North America to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The announcement also signifies that all contractual steps have been completed and construction can begin. The fixed-priced contract…

September 28, 2018 @ 11:19am

After a thorough Request for Proposals (RFP) and evaluation phase, the City of Kingston has selected Peter Kiewit Sons ULC (Kiewit), Hatch Ltd. (Hatch), and SYSTRA International Bridge Technologies (SYSTRA) as the preferred proponent for the detailed design and building of the Third Crossing project. "Today is another significant step…

August 23, 2018 @ 8:55am

Engineering and design work has begun on a replacement for the former trail bridge in Inkerman. Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Wilfred Roussel announced an investment of $300,000 to help determine the options for the new structure, and to gain an appreciation for the associated costs. A fire in…

July 24, 2018 @ 9:05am

Bridging North America has been named as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The 853-metre cable-stayed bridge is being touted as the largest of its kind in North America. “This is a project that successive governments of all stripes, on…

July 05, 2018 @ 9:23am

The New Brunswick government has announced that a new bridge will be built to replace the Lamèque-Shippagan bridge. The island of Lamèque is located east-north-east of Bathurst in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The current bridge linking the island of Lamèque to the mainland was constructed in 1959. It is…

June 22, 2018 @ 9:28am

Planning, design, and construction of a new 240-metre permanent bridge over the Petitcodiac River is getting underway in 2018. The new bridge will provide a safer crossing for commuters between Moncton and Riverview and allow for enhanced eco-tourism growth opportunities in the region. “The bridge and channel construction will complete…

May 28, 2018 @ 8:35am

The successful proponent for the $4.8-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge Project could be named as early as next month. Mark Butler, director of communications for the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), provided an update on the project as part of his keynote remarks delivered at the Canadian Network of Asset Managers…

May 15, 2018 @ 10:43am

The Government of Canada has announced the appointment of Michael J. Mueller to the Board of Directors of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). Mueller replaces Craig Rix on the board. “As the Gordie Howe International Bridge project advances, it is critical to maintain a strong and diverse Board of Directors with…

May 07, 2018 @ 8:57am

The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is moving forward with retrofit designs to further strengthen the Lions Gate and Ironworkers Memorial bridges. Changes in vessels operating in the Burrard Inlet, and updates to the national bridge design code, prompted the ministry to review both bridges against the code…

April 18, 2018 @ 8:36am

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in British Columbia is moving forward with retrofit designs to further strengthen the Lions Gate and Ironworkers Memorial bridges. Changes in vessels operating in the Burrard Inlet, and updates to the national bridge design code, prompted the ministry to review both bridges against the…

April 02, 2018 @ 8:51am

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced today that it has selected Parsons Inc. for the role of Owner’s Engineer for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. Construction on the new bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan will begin this year. This $61 million contract is the first contract WDBA has…

March 06, 2018 @ 3:43pm

Premier John Horgan has announced that the B.C. government is moving forward with the construction of a $1.377-billion bridge to replace the aging Pattullo Bridge. “This is an essential transportation link that British Columbians rely on, and it’s our job to make sure it’s safe and gets people moving better,”…

February 16, 2018 @ 2:01pm

The Government of Canada has launched an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process to seek applications from diverse and qualified Canadians from across the country to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) through a Government of Canada Notice of Appointment Opportunity. "The Government…

January 26, 2018 @ 9:54am

The Government of New Brunswick is investing $670 million in bridge restoration and construction around the province over the next five years. “Through our multi-year economic growth plan, we are investing in infrastructure to create jobs and stimulate the economy,” said Brian Gallant, premier of New Brunswick. “Timely investments also…

January 10, 2018 @ 11:12am

The Government of British Columbia’s study of the feasibility of a fixed link between the Sunshine Coast and the rest of Lower Mainland has been completed. The study concludes that a fixed-link crossing would have considerable technical and financial challenges. Therefore, the Province will not be proceeding with a fixed…

December 08, 2017 @ 7:26am

The Government of Quebec has officially launched a study of a third transportation link to connect Quebec City and Levis. This study is in line with the mandate of the project office, which is to carry out and monitor all the steps and studies necessary for the implementation of a…

December 08, 2017 @ 7:15am

The Government of B.C. has hired professional engineer Stan Cowdell to lead the independent technical review of the George Massey Tunnel crossing. The purpose of this technical review is to find a solution to safety and congestion issues faced by commuters, commercial drivers and first responders at the tunnel. Cowdell…

November 02, 2017 @ 5:57am

An independent, expert analysis confirms the Diefenbaker Bridge in St. Albert, Sask. can safely handle the traffic that uses it and will last well into the future with proper maintenance. “I am pleased that the results of the expert inspection demonstrates all traffic will be able to use this vital…

October 23, 2017 @ 9:05am

Andre Juneau has taken over as the chief operating officer of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), providing leadership to the organization while Michael Cautillo is on leave. “Mr. Juneau has accepted a position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with WDBA to lead the senior leadership team with the important work…

October 16, 2017 @ 9:36am

Officials from all three levels of government were involved in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new multi-use bridge across the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. The new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Rideau Canal will connect Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East to Fifth Avenue at Queen Elizabeth Drive in…

October 11, 2017 @ 8:20am

Following last week's announcement regarding the timeline for the Gordie Howe International Bridge, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has released a statement announcing the extension of the Request for Proposals stage of the project. Here is the statement released by the WDBA: "On August 23, 2017, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority announced…

August 31, 2017 @ 11:21am

Drivers in the Lower Mainland soon will be paying less to get around as the British Columbia government is eliminating tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges. “We’re taking immediate action to make life more affordable and get people moving by scrapping unfair tolls on the Port Mann…

August 25, 2017 @ 10:40am

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has released a statement addressing recent speculation that has appeared in media reports. The statement, from WDBA president and CEO Michael Cautillo, attempts to set the record straight over recent reports on the project. Here is the the full statement that has been released: “The…

August 23, 2017 @ 10:21am

Following a presentation from its chief administrative officer (CAO) George V. Harvie regarding the provincial review of the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project, Delta Council has provided its recommendations to the B.C. government. CAO Harvie identified some of the immediate safety issues with the George Massey Tunnel, including electrical system…

August 16, 2017 @ 7:20am

The federal and Alberta governments have jointly announced funding that will improve the capacity and flow of traffic over the Peace River by constructing a second bridge to accommodate westbound traffic. The Government of Alberta is investing approximately $88 million and the Government of Canada is providing more than $74…

July 07, 2017 @ 10:49am

Catherine Lavoie, Dale Williams, and Sylvain Villiard have been appointed to the board of directors of The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. (JCCBI) for a three-year term, following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process. Catherine Lavoie is an engineer with 25 years of high-level experience with concrete and asphalt…

July 04, 2017 @ 6:58am

The government of Ontario is investing up to $60 million in the Third Crossing Project in Kingston - a new bridge over the Cataraqui River that will connect the east and west communities. “I am thrilled that the province has made this commitment to support the third crossing project that…

June 14, 2017 @ 6:40am

A consortium made up of engineering firms exp, Stantec, and CIMA+ has been awarded a contract by the Ministère des Transports, Mobilité durable et Électrification des transports (MTMDET – ministry of transportation, sustainable mobility and transport electrification) to prepare preliminary and definitive pre-project studies, plans and specifications, as well as…

May 02, 2017 @ 8:39am

The Government of Québec has announced the construction of a new structure to replace the aging Honoré-Mercier bridge. The bridge connects Lasalle on the Island of Montreal with the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve and Châteauguay. The new structure will be built next to the existing bridge and will include two lanes,…

May 01, 2017 @ 6:14am

The Government of Alberta plans to fully twin the critical Highway 15 corridor between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. The much-needed project involves construction of a second bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River at the southern entrance to the City of Fort Saskatchewan and twinning the remaining two-lane section of Highway…

March 23, 2017 @ 11:25am

The government of PEI has released its second round of road and bridge tenders for the 2017 construction season. The second round of tenders includes 12 projects (see below for full list), including the construction of a new roundabout as part of Phase 2A of the Trans-Canada Highway Extension project.…

March 10, 2017 @ 7:28am

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has announced that, as a result of public consultation and feedback and engagement with Canada Border Services Agency and US Customs and Border Protection, the Gordie Howe International Bridge will include a dedicated multi-use path that will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. WDBA has asked the…

March 06, 2017 @ 7:53am

Two contracts for preliminary construction work on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project will go to tender this week. The contracts are for site preparation in order to improve ground conditions for future lane widening. The ministry will award one contract for work in Delta and one for work in…

January 13, 2017 @ 8:24am

A new legal challenge has been filed by Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun in an attempt to block the construction of the proposed Gordie Howe International Bridge linking Windsor, Ont. With Detroit, Mich. According to an article from Crain’s Detroit Business, the new lawsuit, filed by six companies owned by…

January 11, 2017 @ 8:29am

Recent bridge closures in B.C. due to snow and ice dropping from cables and beams onto passing traffic below has caught the attention of the project team for the George Massey Bridge Replacement project. According to a CBC News article, closures to the Port Mann and Alex Fraser bridges have…

December 15, 2016 @ 9:43am

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi announced the appointment of Dwight Duncan as chair of the board of directors at the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). Mr. Duncan has served as interim chairperson of the WDBA since January 1, 2016, and the new appointment is for a five-year term. "I…

December 15, 2016 @ 8:57am

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced that it has issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting proponents to submit formal proposals to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The 18-month RFP stage is the second phase in WDBA’s competitive procurement process to select a private-sector…

November 10, 2016 @ 7:57am

Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. has suggested that the RFP for the Gordie Howe International bridge is now just weeks away. According to an article from the Detroit Free Press, the statement was made by Ambassador David MacNaughton at a Canada-United States Business Association event in Detroit. He told the…

October 12, 2016 @ 8:17am

A tunnel between the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge and Highway 417 for mixed traffic is technically possible, according to a recently completed feasibility study. The City of Ottawa undertook the study with a funding contribution from the Government of Ontario to explore the tunnel option as a means of reducing truck traffic…

August 18, 2016 @ 7:37am

The redecking of the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax is on schedule, with the last deck scheduled for replacement by the end of the year. According to a CBC News report, weather delays had put the original timeline in jeopardy after poor conditions in early spring, but officials from the American…

August 18, 2016 @ 6:45am

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) and its partners continue to make progress moving toward the construction and completion of the Gordie Howe International Bridge with more than $110 million in construction projects. The first phase of preparatory work includes construction of a perimeter access road at the Canadian Port of Entry…

August 17, 2016 @ 8:15am

“With the destruction of Toronto’s Transit City plan, a strange new phenomenon has developed around transit policy in Canada. Calgary, previously associated with big oil and big cars, is quickly outpacing Toronto when it comes to transit policy.” – Page 21, Top 100 Projects white paper ReNew Canada’s report, Top…

July 11, 2011 @ 6:04am

The Auditor General (AG) of Ontario has released its annual report, which includes recommendations for changes to the bridge inspection process. The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) was involved in the section on bridge inspection and, while they support the AG's recommendations, the concern is that changes…

December 09, 2009 @ 1:01pm

Communities across Ontario are getting $3.4 billion in joint federal-provincial-municipal funding for nearly 1,400 infrastructure projects. Federal Transport and Infrastructure Minister John Baird and Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure George Smitherman announced joint funding for shovel-ready infrastructure projects on Friday. By now it goes without saying,…

June 08, 2009 @ 9:31am

John Baird, Canada’s Transport and Infrastructure Minister, announced today a shot in the arm for municipal infrastructure. Ongoing federal gas tax transfers to the provinces and territories for municipal infrastructure doubled on April 1, 2009 to a total of $2 billion a year, and the federal government is accelerating the…

April 03, 2009 @ 12:28pm

Over the weekend, several concrete chunks fell off an overpass in Halifax onto the road below Saturday morning, damaging a car and closing the busy thoroughfare, reports the Canwest News Service. A Halifax police spokesman said debris from the Dunbrack Street overpass landed on a car travelling on Highway 102,…

November 18, 2008 @ 12:16pm

The plan for a new bridge between the United States and Canada has been stalled in the U.S. Senate, reports the Detroit Free Press. State and federal highway officials outlined arguments for a new Detroit River crossing near Zug Island to a panel of state lawmakers last Friday at the…

August 18, 2008 @ 9:25am