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The Government of Saskatchewan has released its fall tender package for its provincial highway network, projects that will be worked on during the 2019 construction season. The fall tender plan includes more than 25 planned projects and more than 600 kilometres (km) of highway work. “A lot has been accomplished…

October 17, 2018 @ 8:45am

The new interchange at PTH 59 and the North Perimeter Highway in Manitoba is in its final stages of construction and is set to reopen in stages, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced. “We are opening the new interchange in stages to ensure safety and to effectively integrate the upgraded infrastructure…

September 14, 2018 @ 9:03am

The Government of Alberta has issued a Request for Proposals for maintenance operations on Deerfoot Trail in Calgary to ensure it is safe year-round. The existing contract will expire on July 31, 2019. Bids will be evaluated according to updated criteria with renewed focus on performance and outcomes. Traditionally, contractor bids…

August 08, 2018 @ 9:17am

Carillion Canada has sold its Highway Maintenance operations in Alberta and Ontario to Emcon Services Inc., a highway and bridge maintenance company currently operating in British Columbia and Ontario. “The agreement will ensure that highway maintenance in Carillion’s former contract areas will not be interrupted. This sale represents the best…

July 30, 2018 @ 8:41am

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $102.5 million in support of the Mackenzie Valley Highway project. "This funding announcement is of great significance to the Northwest Territories and supports key components of the larger Mackenzie Valley Highway project,” said Wally Schumann, Minister of Infrastructure for Northwest Territories.…

July 04, 2018 @ 10:52am

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announced approximately $64.5 million in eligible funding to improve a section of the Trans Labrador Highway. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $31.8 million to this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National Regional Projects. The Province of Newfoundland…

June 25, 2018 @ 1:46pm

The Government of New Brunswick has provided an update on the transportation infrastructure that was affected by the 2018 spring flood.. “Over the course of the flood, 160 transportation assets were affected,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. “Of those, 148 have been identified for remedial work.” The roads…

May 31, 2018 @ 10:00am

The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board has recommended that the Tlicho all-season road be approved subject to measures designed to mitigate potential environmental, social, and cultural impacts. The Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Transportation and Tlicho Government received this conditional approval on March 29, 2018, enabling construction…

April 16, 2018 @ 8:49am

The provincial and federal governments are investing over $180 million to twin two sections of Route 11 in New Brunswick. The twinning of those two sections will improve safety and allow for the more efficient flow of people and goods on one of New Brunswick’s busiest highways. The next phase…

April 05, 2018 @ 8:55am

Transurban has reached agreement with Macquarie Infrastructure Partners to acquire 100 per cent of the equity interests in the A25, located in the Montreal metropolitan area, for CAD 840 million plus transaction costs of CAD $18 million. The A25 is a 7.2km toll road and bridge connecting Northern Montreal across…

March 23, 2018 @ 2:07pm

The first public tenders to widen the Henri-IV (73) highway in Québec will be published shortly for the start of construction work this year. The Minister for Transport, Véronyque Tremblay, and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale, Sébastien Proulx, confirmed the approval of the business case by the governmental authorities. Previously…

March 22, 2018 @ 10:12am

Preliminary work will be underway this summer to reconstruct a 34-kilometre section of PTH 15 from PR 206 near Dugald to the Brokenhead River. “This is a heavily travelled area serving several growing communities, and we want to ensure a safe and smooth ride,” said Ron Schuler, minister of infrastructure…

March 12, 2018 @ 8:58am

The Government of Ontario has announced that the province has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Expansion project. The project will widen 18 kilometres of highway, from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton. Widening the highway will…

March 07, 2018 @ 9:45am

Ontario has accepted an expert advisory panel's recommendation that a proposed highway in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) West corridor is not the best way to address changing transportation needs. The proposed highway would have provided a bypass of the GTA that would have run north and east from the…

February 12, 2018 @ 10:28am

A new video has emerged that offers a glimpse into the projected traffic flow of vehicles through 30 different four-way intersection designs. The traffic-flow simulations are part of the release of a city-building game called Cities: Skylines. The game was developed by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. It…

February 01, 2018 @ 2:03pm

Requests for proposals (RFPs) are going out to tender this week for three of British Columbia's 28 contracted highway, road, and bridge service areas. The new maintenance contracts will include increased standards, resulting in enhanced winter maintenance, expanded sweeping along cycling routes and more communication with the public regarding rapidly…

January 17, 2018 @ 10:46am

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced up to $69 million in joint federal-provincial funding for the Highway 101 Three Mile Plains to Falmouth Twinning Project. “The Government of Canada is proud to be working in close partnership with Nova Scotia to complete the twinning of Highway 101,…

January 17, 2018 @ 10:42am

Ontario has announced that 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 and included a new Highway 412, is already seeing approximately 40,000 vehicles per day, improving travel times across…

January 05, 2018 @ 9:52am

An all-weather road linking Berens River with the Bloodvein First Nation and the provincial highway network is now in service. “The opening of this road represents a transformational change for the people who call Berens River home,” said Ron Schuler, Minister of Infrastructure. “Having a permanent road that connects the…

December 13, 2017 @ 8:35am

A $27-million twinning project east of Estevan along Highway 39, aimed at improving safety and efficiency for motorists and truckers, is now open to motorists. “The completion of these important improvements to Highway 39 will improve the quality of life and the safety of the community as it continues to…

November 17, 2017 @ 7:52am

The Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH), one of Northern Canada's largest and most important infrastructure projects, has officially opened to traffic. The ITH now provides an all-season road to the community of Tuktoyaktuk and is the first highway in Canada to connect to the Arctic Ocean. "This is an historic day…

November 16, 2017 @ 8:20am

An engineering consultant has been hired to provide a functional design study for the reconstruction of the South Perimeter Highway (PTH 100) in Manitoba, including the proposed future St. Norbert bypass. “The design study will consider options for safe, efficient and cost-effective access points along the South Perimeter Highway as…

November 13, 2017 @ 7:09am

The first phase of the $1.88-billion Regina Bypass construction between Balgonie and Highway 33 is now complete, marking a major milestone for the project. The bypass will improve safety, divert large truck traffic around Regina and help eliminate traffic congestion. “This is a great example of how governments and the…

October 30, 2017 @ 11:00am

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) as the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project, in support of the province's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Members of the TTP team include: Applicant Lead: EllisDon Capital Inc. and STRABAG Inc.…

October 20, 2017 @ 6:23am

The Government of Saskatchewan has released its tenders for the 2018 construction season. The tenders include more than 550 kilometres of surface improvements and consist of more than 30 construction contracts, half a dozen bridge and culvert projects, and more than a dozen crushing and stockpiling contracts worth an estimated…

September 15, 2017 @ 6:45am

The new White City overpass, part of the Regina Bypass project, will open to traffic less than two years after construction started. A unique feature of the White City overpass is a pedestrian walkway that will connect the Trans Canada Trail on both sides of Highway 1. “The White City…

August 11, 2017 @ 7:15am

The Government of Quebec has announced the official opening of the new section of Highway 70 linking Chicoutimi to La Grande-Anse Road in La Baie. The completion of the extension of this highway will require a total investment of nearly $ 120 million from the Government of Quebec. "The citizens of Saguenay and Lac-Saint-Jean will be able…

August 02, 2017 @ 6:48am

The Government of Manitoba has issued a request for proposals for an engineering consultant to conduct a functional design study to rebuild the south Perimeter Highway. “Our government is committed to ensuring value for money as we rebuild our aging provincial infrastructure,” said Baline Pedersen, minister of infrastructure. “Our goal…

August 02, 2017 @ 6:27am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of nearly $265 million for major repairs to James Bay Road. The project covers all 620 kilometres of James Bay Road, over half of which will be resurfaced. Work also includes the replacement of culverts and road safety devices such…

July 11, 2017 @ 6:42am

The Government of Canada and the Shoal Lake No. 40 have announced that construction has begun on the on-reserve portion of Freedom Road. The Government of Canada has committed up to $20 million for all phases of the Freedom Road project. Once finished, Freedom Road will provide secure, all-weather road…

July 04, 2017 @ 7:22am

The Government of Ontario has announced the start of construction of the Highway 400 widening project, expanding the highway across a stretch of more than 10 kilometres from Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan to King Road in the Township of King. This project, which is scheduled for completion in fall…

June 20, 2017 @ 8:15am

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced $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 junction. Once complete, it will improve the quality of life for local residents,…

June 14, 2017 @ 6:22am

The last winter construction season of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) has concluded. The work consisted of completing the final two bridges, as well as crushing and stockpiling surface gravel. Construction this summer season will focus on grading, packing, and shaping the base of the highway in preparation for gravel…

May 26, 2017 @ 8:43am

Following an ongoing feasibility study for a second highway in and out of Fort McMurray, the provincial government has announced $5 million for the design of the route. According to an article from the CBC, the province began the study in December to analyze the financial and environmental issues that…

May 08, 2017 @ 8:03am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the award of a tender for a pilot project that will allow the province to investigate the value of night time paving work on provincial roadways. The tender, valued at $2.5 million, was awarded to Concord Paving Ltd. of Carbonear. The contractor…

May 04, 2017 @ 6:52am

Construction is now underway on a $60.6 million project to build overpasses on Highway 11 near Warman and Highway 12 at Martensville, Saskatchewan. “Strategic infrastructure investments help address congestion and bottlenecks along vital transportation corridors, and around hubs and ports,” said Ralph Goodale, federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency…

April 21, 2017 @ 8:22am

The Government of Alberta, the City of Calgary, and Brookfield Residential are working together to build a new interchange at Deerfoot Trail (Highway 2) and 212 Avenue SE. The interchange off Alberta’s busiest highway will provide a new access point for the south Calgary neighbourhoods of Cranston, Seton, and the…

April 17, 2017 @ 7:39am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to pre-qualify and shortlist project teams to deliver the Highway 401 expansion project. The Highway 401 expansion project is approximately 18 kilometres long and is located within the western part of the Greater Toronto…

April 10, 2017 @ 6:37am

The British Columbia government has committed $113 million in its share of funding for Phase 2 of the Trans-Canada Six-Laning – Fraser Valley Project. This project is building off of Phase 1 of the project, which is already underway. Crews are mobilizing, and soon will start work to six-lane the…

March 29, 2017 @ 7:15am

The Province of British Columbia is building on its continued commitment to increase capacity and improve efficiency of the Cariboo Connector with a further $200 million of provincial funding, announced Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Donna Barnett. “Today I’m announcing funding for Phase 3 of the Cariboo Connector…

March 28, 2017 @ 8:49am

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation have announced that LINK 427 has signed a fixed-priced contract to design, build, finance, and maintain the Highway 427 expansion project. The contract value of the Highway 427 expansion project is approximately $616M, which reflects payments to be made during construction, the…

March 14, 2017 @ 1:38pm

The Government of B.C. has issued a tender for the new Mountain Highway Interchange along Highway 1 through the Lower Lynn Corridor, just north of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. “This interchange upgrade, combined with the District of North Vancouver’s $14 million Keith Bridge and Keith Road expansion, will…

February 17, 2017 @ 7:49am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project. Work is required at the Highway 401/409 intersection to accommodate GO Transit expansion along the Kitchener Corridor under Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER)…

February 16, 2017 @ 12:33pm

The Government of Nova Scotia is considering its options for the design, construction, finance, and infrastructure maintenance of the QEII redevelopment project, including province-led and private sector-led approaches. A request for supplier qualifications for public-private partnership (P3) advisory services was issued on January 25. "We have said all along we will…

January 27, 2017 @ 7:47am

The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick announced more than $272 million in federal-provincial funding for key upgrades to three sections of Route 11 between Shediac and Miramichi. The Government of Canada is contributing up to $125 million to this project while the Government of New Brunswick is providing $147…

January 16, 2017 @ 11:48am

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

The P.E.I. government is seeking a contractor to conduct an environmental impact assessment on the second phase of the proposed Trans-Canada Highway extension in Cornwall. An environmental assessment will help protect habitat and wildlife as construction continues on the 9.5 kilometre project between Maypoint Road and New Haven. The first…

January 11, 2017 @ 8:53am

Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli, alongside David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, announced funding for the expansion of Highway 417. The governments of Canada and Ontario are each providing up to $47.57 million. The project involves the expansion of Highway 417 from six to eight lanes for…

December 20, 2016 @ 7:41am

Plans are in motion to explore improved transit service for the Sea to Sky corridor — a growing region that the B.C. government has identified as a priority area for expansion. “As the population along the Sea to Sky corridor continues to increase, our transit services must keep pace,” said…

October 21, 2016 @ 6:53am

The Mayor of Edmonton has asked the provincial government to step up to provide funding for the upgrade of Yellowhead Trail. According to an article from CBC News, Mayor Don Iveson believes that a lack of a provincial commitment will mean that federal funds will go to another province rather…

October 11, 2016 @ 7:14am

The request for proposals stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 427 Expansion project. Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process, three teams – 427 North Link, Blackbird Infrastructure Group and Link 427 – were shortlisted and…

October 04, 2016 @ 6:23am

The City of Edmonton has identified a 25-kilometre stretch of Yellowhead Trail in need of an overhaul in order to improve vehicle traffic in the city. According to a CBC News article, the proposed improvement would cost approximately $1 billion when factoring in design, land purchase, and construction costs. The…

September 28, 2016 @ 1:01pm

The continued push for the creation of the Mackenzie Valley Highway in the Northwest Territories has hit a major roadblock after the funding request review by Infrastructure Canada was put on hold. According to a CBC News article, the federal government is taking another look at the project as it…

September 14, 2016 @ 6:52am

Provincial and federal government officials announced $53 million in joint funding for major rehabilitation projects for Provincial Trunk Highways (PTH) 1 and 6. This rehabilitation work will extend the life of these assets by approximately 20 years. “Each of our highways connects communities and enables economic activity across our large…

August 24, 2016 @ 8:51am

Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. (PKIC) has been awarded a $60.6 million contract to build two overpasses at Martensville (Highway 12) and Warman (Highway 11).  PKIC, which had the greatest concentration of Saskatchewan partners in its bid, was one of three companies vying for the contract. “The overpasses will improve safety…

August 05, 2016 @ 5:51am

Despite industry concern after Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s comments at this March’s ROMA/OGRA Conference, Ontario has maintained its major commitments to infrastructure in Budget 2012. There may, however, be cuts in the electricity sector, while other projects in the transportation and healthcare sectors are delayed. Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan…

March 27, 2012 @ 2:13pm

Graham Steele, Nova Scotia’s minister of finance, announced on Friday that the Province will invest $610 million in more than 150 projects through its Job and Building 2012-13 Capital Plan. The investment is meant to boost the province’s economy by generating direct employment equivalent to 4,500 full-time jobs in communities…

December 15, 2011 @ 10:35am

“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

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks  has announced that Nova Scotia will invest $310 million in roads and bridges across the province. Projects include twinning on Highway 101 in the Valley, Highway 104 in Pictou and Antigonish counties and Highway 125 in Cape Breton. Planning and design will also…

April 23, 2010 @ 9:18am

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is operating under the biggest road-building budget in its history, according to representatives of the ministry who attended the annual meeting of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association. “When we look at the 2009-2010 actual construction budget of around $1.8 billion as compared to what…

February 11, 2010 @ 8:02am

There’s been a lot of focus in recent years on how to create both a high-speed rail network and a green energy corridor across Canada—but few have been arguing that what Canada really needs is another massive highway. Wendell Cox, visiting professor at Paris’ Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers,…

October 29, 2009 @ 9:55am

[caption id="attachment_2528" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Quebec's expansion of Autoroute 30 is a P3 with the consortium S.E.N.C. and number nine on our Top 100 list."][/caption] Groupe AGF today said it has been awarded a $100-million contract to provide reinforcing steel for the 42-kilometre extension of Quebec's Autoroute 30 between Vaudreuil-Dorion and…

April 22, 2009 @ 2:24pm

McCormick Rankin Corporation (MRC) and MMM Group (MMM) have merged to form one of Canada's largest privately owned transportation consulting practices. MRC is a transportation focused, Canadian consulting engineering services firm, diversified in transportation sectors that include highway design, transit, and transportation planning. Similarly, Ecoplans is a leading full service…

September 05, 2008 @ 11:29am

Quesnel, B.C.—Highway improvement initiatives along Highway 97 today received $21.5 million in joint funding from the federal and British Columbia governments. The highway improvements will involve creating four lanes along a 3.2-km stretch of Highway 97 from Dale Lake Road to Dragon Lake Road as well as replacing the existing…

September 04, 2008 @ 1:59pm