26 Results for bridges

The City of Toronto has announced the beginning of the 2018 construction season with more than 200 projects, including 60 major projects, planned for roads, bridges, sewers, and watermains to improve Toronto's aging infrastructure. "Upgrading and renewing the City's infrastructure is essential to keeping Toronto a world-class city," said Mayor…

May 10, 2018 @ 7:18am

Contractors responsible for British Columbia’s transportation and infrastructure projects were recognized at the Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards ceremony. “Every day, hard-working people are delivering on highway, road and bridge projects, creating robust infrastructure to keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently, throughout B.C.,” said Minister of…

December 13, 2017 @ 8:19am

Alberta will fund 87 municipal road, bridge, and community airport projects in 50 communities through 2017–18. Budget 2017 includes $100 million in Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) funding over three years—with more than $37 million approved for projects in 2017–18—for municipal infrastructure, including local road bridges, resource roads, and community…

June 01, 2017 @ 7:48am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a multi-year plan for infrastructure investments. The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments outlines commitments to education, health, buildings and roads, and municipal infrastructure through an investment of nearly $3 billion. The plan includes the following investments by sector over…

March 20, 2017 @ 7:04am

The Government of Québec will invest more than $ 4.6 billion in the Québec highway system during the period 2017-2019 to undertake, continue, or complete 2,062 road works throughout Quebec, and to create and maintain more than 31,000 jobs. The $ 4.6 billion that will be invested over the next…

March 15, 2017 @ 7:56am

Minister of Transportation and Works Al Hawkins released the provincial government’s Five-Year Provincial Roads Plan, along with the full list of road tenders for 2017-18. The plan uses an evidence-based approach to build, renew and maintain transportation infrastructure and takes full advantage of Newfoundland and Labrador’s short construction season while…

January 31, 2017 @ 8:21am

For all the reasons mentioned in the story I wrote last June about big mergers, sometimes the little guy wants to be “swallowed up” by the big guy. This morning’s announcement that Toronto-and-Calgary-based construction consulting firm cm2r is merging with the much bigger UK firm Turner & Townsend is another one…

April 15, 2010 @ 5:44am

A team of nine engineers and geoscientists from across Canada is heading to Chile to to help with the inspection of, and to learn from the damage to, bridge structures as a result of the recent earthquake there. The team will look at how Chile’s seismic instrumentation performed, and how…

March 12, 2010 @ 9:23am

It's pretty much business as usual in Ontario, as a new plan is unveiled that basically rounds up existing programs and Acts and gives them all an umbrella to sit under. In his speech from the throne this afternoon, Ontario's Lieutenant Governor, David Onley, said Ontario will see job creation…

March 08, 2010 @ 1:12pm

Just after she spoke at this year’s OGRA/ROMA conference in Toronto, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Kathleen Wynne agreed to fund OGRA's Municipal DataWorks (MDW) application software. The Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) developed this software to help province and municipalities plan for the funding, building and repair of municipal infrastructure,…

February 23, 2010 @ 9:26am

New Brunswick’s 2010-2011 budget includes $439.3 million for transportation infrastructure. Transportation Minister Denis Landry announced the capital budget yesterday in the legislative assembly. Landry said this year’s capital budget brings the provincial government’s investment in transportation infrastructure to more than $1.3 billion since October 2006. Why the focus on transportation?…

January 14, 2010 @ 7:33am

Winnipeg’s infrastructure is in bad shape – but that’s no surprise. In a release late last week, Mayor Sam Katz said, “With every passing day, our roads and bridges are falling into a further state of disrepair. Our public service has confirmed what we’ve always known—that the current level of…

July 06, 2009 @ 8:35am

The day before delivering the opening address at Americana in Montreal, Environment Minister Jim Prentice told a Calgary business audience that federal infrastructure dollars will flow more easily now that the environmental assessment (EA) process has been simplified. On Tuesday at Americana, he told reporters, "It is the intent of the…

March 18, 2009 @ 6:32am

Nova Scotians benefitted from of about 475 kilometres of newly paved roads during the 2008 construction season. The paving was part of $374.7 million invested in the fiscal year 2008-09 for paving and road construction, building and repairing bridges, and filling potholes. The total represents a 15 per cent increase…

November 07, 2008 @ 2:35pm

The GENIVAR Income Fund has acquired three consulting engineering firms: Les Consultants GENIPLUS Inc., Nageco Inc. and Consumaj Estrie Inc. GENIPLUS specializes in structural engineering and bridge infrastructure; Nageco works in municipal infrastructure and structural engineering, while Consumaj Estrie specializes in municipal infrastructure, civil engineering and environment. GENIPLUS and Nageco…

November 07, 2008 @ 1:28pm

Today, FCM President Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que., issued the following statement on the federal election result: "On behalf of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the new Government of Canada, and all those elected to serve in the next Parliament.…

October 15, 2008 @ 12:13pm

The federal government says it's serious about replacing Montreal's Champlain bridge and that a new bridge could save between $10 million and $30 million in annual maintenance costs, reports CBC News. The 46-year-old bridge connecting Montreal to the South Shore is expensive to repair, and that money could be put…

August 19, 2008 @ 9:26am

[caption id="attachment_641" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A still from the live video feed of the Clyde Avenue Bridge replacement."][/caption] This weekend, Ottawa's Clyde Avenue Bridge will be rehabilitated using rapid replacement technology in 17 hours. The contract was awarded to McCormick Rankin Corporation in January 2008. The public can watch the replacement…

August 01, 2008 @ 11:49am

Nobody was injured when the Balmoral Road bridge in Truro, N.S. was closed Monday night after a piece of heavy equipment broke through its wooden decking, reports the Truro Daily News. James Webster, area manager with the Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Department, said the bridge was closed immediately following the…

June 18, 2008 @ 11:26am

After September 2006's De La Concorde overpass tragedy and following thorough inquiry, Transport Quebec isn't taking any chances. Last Thursday night officials closed the bridge while repairs were made, and now, after finding a second crack in the 50-year-old structure on Sunday, it has been closed to all traffic. Transport…

May 12, 2008 @ 12:09pm

In the wake of the collapse of overpasses in Minneapolis and Laval, the province of Manitoba is announcing $125 million to improve, replace and repair their bridges over the next four years. Of the $125 million, $20 million will be spent on bridge maintenance, preservation and inspection and $105 million…

October 01, 2007 @ 10:59am

The new Park Bridge near Kicking Horse Canyon, part of phase two of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project, has been completed ahead of schedule. "With the new bridge and highway upgrades, the safety and efficiency of this important corridor have been substantially improved for the thousands of motorists who use…

August 31, 2007 @ 1:44pm

A $68 million bridge will be built over Petitcodiac River, the nation’s second most endangered river. The bridge will replace a causeway that was built in 1968 that reduced the tidal bore (making the passage more difficult for fish) and created Lake Petitcodiac. The Ministry of the Environment approved a…

August 21, 2007 @ 1:24pm

A week after the tragic collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River — that caused the death of five people and has injured 100 more — there are still no answers as to the cause. Construction crews, who were working on resurfacing the bridge during the collapse,…

August 06, 2007 @ 1:30pm

Roads are built to last between 15-25 years; bridges around 40. Canada’s National Highway system was built mostly in the 1950s. That means it’s passed middle-ages — it’s old. While our roads are in visible need of attention, bridges are more complex. Flaws can be hidden from inspectors. “This discussion…

November 17, 2006 @ 7:35pm

Potholes, the side-effect of a Canadian winter, are almost impossible to avoid. So why do they upset us so much? Todd Hirsch, chief economist for the Canada West Foundation, is quoted in the July/August issue of ReNew Canada magazine as saying “we derive a strong sense of how ‘wealthy’ we…

July 31, 2006 @ 7:58pm