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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has announced changes to his cabinet including a new Minister of Highways and Infrastructure and a representative responsible for SaskBuilds. The announcement comes following the resignation of Lyle Stewart from cabinet for health reasons. The changes announced were: Lori Carr becomes Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.…

August 16, 2018 @ 8:25am

The 2018 highway construction season in Saskatchewan will focus on improving safety on the provincial highway system as a result of a number of passing lane projects and other highway improvements. “Our government is making a major commitment to improving safety on some of our busiest highways,” Highways and Infrastructure…

May 16, 2018 @ 8:42am

The Government of Canada joined the City of Winnipeg to announce the proposed list of local streets to be considered for renewal in 2018 in addition to the regional street work that will get underway this year. Winnipeggers can expect a busy and productive construction season with more than 150…

January 24, 2018 @ 3:38pm

The Government of Alberta is investing nearly $200 million in improvement projects along Highway 40 between the Yellowhead Highway and Grande Prairie that will enhance travel for residents and industries in northwestern Alberta, including the forestry, oil and gas, and tourism sectors. “Our government’s investment in these critical projects along…

September 29, 2017 @ 6:20am

Residents of Balgonie will soon have safer access to their community. Beginning this week, the Balgonie Overpass will be the first to open to traffic on the Regina Bypass–less than two years after construction started. The design of the Balgonie overpass includes two roundabouts, which are designed to accommodate large…

July 24, 2017 @ 7:08am

The governments of Alberta and Canada have announced that they will invest a combined $535 million in highway projects across the province. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Brian Mason, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation, have announced funding for 10 bundled highway…

April 20, 2017 @ 9:33am

A new survey released by a broad consortium of both public and private sector transportation organizations found that more than nine in ten Ontarians (96 per cent) support government investment in transportation infrastructure, and among those surveyed, ranked investments in roads and bridges as number two on their list of…

March 21, 2017 @ 1:10pm

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced up to $40 million in joint funding to upgrade a stretch of Highway 97 that is prone to accidents and landslides. Highway 97 is the primary route connecting British Columbia with Alaska and the Yukon. It is a main route for…

March 17, 2017 @ 6:48am

The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced $20 million in federal-provincial funding to replace the antiquated Highway 102/103 interchange. The new interchange will be build next to the old junction to allow for continued traffic flow during its construction. The new structure will feature design improvements to increase…

March 16, 2017 @ 6:53am

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

The governments of Canada and B.C., along with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Tsawwassen First Nation, have announced an agreement to jointly fund a series of road and highway improvements in the Delta and Surrey regions of the province. The estimated total cost is $245,176,671. The Government of…

March 13, 2017 @ 6:54am

After the controversy surrounding the decision by Queen's Park to not allow tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto, public awareness and debate about road tolls in the GTA has been increasing. The Empire Club of Canada is presenting a panel discussion called "For Whom…

February 02, 2017 @ 11:45am

The federal and provincial government have announced funding to widen Highway 401. The Government of Canada is contributing a maximum of $96,030,979 through the New Building Canada Fund and the Government of Ontario is responsible for all remaining costs of the project. The project involves the widening of Highway 401…

January 30, 2017 @ 7:28am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have selected LINK 427 as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 427 Expansion project. LINK 427's team includes: Developer: ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Miller Infrastructure Construction: Dragados Canada Inc., Miller Infrastructure and Bot Infrastructure Ltd.…

January 26, 2017 @ 7:06am

The Government of Nova Scotia will discuss tolling opportunities when it holds highway twinning consultations across the province. The province commissioned a highway twinning feasibility study in an effort to improve highway safety across Nova Scotia. The eight sections studied would cost around $2 billion to twin according to the…

January 24, 2017 @ 9:55am

Transport Futures (TF) has announced its support for Toronto Mayor John Tory’s call for road tolls on the city’s Don Valley Parkway (DVP) and Gardiner Expressway. “The Mayor’s bold leadership is perfectly timed since the provincial government is already testing High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes on the QEW between Oakville…

December 07, 2016 @ 12:16pm

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers’ Association has released a statement following a report from the province’s Auditor General raised significant concerns about the sub-standard quality of asphalt used in the construction of Ontario highways. Here is the statement that was released: Since 1974, the Ontario Hot Mix Producers’ Association (OHMPA)…

December 01, 2016 @ 10:37am

Toronto mayor John Tory will address the city’s financial health during a speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade today, at which time it is widely expected that he will provide his support for new road tolls for the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. The speculation comes as…

November 24, 2016 @ 7:13am

Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced the year’s construction tendering schedule, with $502 million in investments for the province’s road, bridge, and highway network. “Manitoba‘s new government is showing a strong commitment to provincial infrastructure with $502 million in planned investments for 2017-18 and a commitment of $500 million per…

November 21, 2016 @ 7:14am

An estimated $52.4 million Highway 16 project east of Saskatoon is targeted to open to traffic one year early. Funded by the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, the project includes the construction of 19.5 km of new twinned highway from east of Saskatoon to west of the Bradwell access road,…

October 24, 2016 @ 7:15am

A Government of Quebec plan to expand Montreal’s Highway 19 is being criticized by city councillors and transit spokespeople. The proposed $600-million project would widen the highway to four lanes between the Island of Montreal and Highway 640, on the city’s north shore, in an effort to ease congestion on…

September 24, 2014 @ 2:51pm

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

The province of New Brunswick will invest over $53 million in its highways--about 30 separate projects. Transportation Minister Denis Landry said during a PR opportunity at one of the new sites, "This year we are making the largest investment in northern New Brunswick highways in at least 15 years. This…

April 08, 2009 @ 5:06am

Toronto is getting its fair share of funding now that the provincial budget has been passed. The number that has the Toronto Transit Commission excited is $7.2-billion-that's towards building the Eglinton LRT, Finch LRT and the redo/expansion of the Scarborough Rapid Transit line. Another big ticket item that will get…

April 01, 2009 @ 1:38pm

Manitoba has somehow managed to balance its 2009 budget, increase its spending by 4.4 per cent and reduce debt payments for the year to $20 million (compared to $110 million last year). A small surplus of $54 million is forecast. Finance Minister Greg Selinger told the legislature, "Revenues are flattening…

March 27, 2009 @ 6:33am

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have marked the completion of the 11.8 kilometres of twinned Highway 101 between Falmouth and Avonport, N.S. The cost to twin the section of Highway 101 was about $47 million, and it took four years to complete. Minor work, including centre-line painting and…

December 08, 2008 @ 7:56am

Government representatives were on hand to celebrate the completed of the twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway in Saskatchewan today. "In 1957, Saskatchewan was the first province to complete construction of its portion of the two-lane Trans-Canada Highway," said Wayne Elhard, Minister of Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure. "Today, we are the…

December 05, 2008 @ 12:50pm

The Province of New Brunswick has unveiled a comprehensive, ten-year transportation strategy. "This new multi-modal strategy envisions New Brunswick as a leader in achieving and sustaining a safe, reliable, state-of-the-art, fully integrated transportation system," Transportation Minister Denis Landry said. "This system will support economic and social development in our province,…

November 07, 2008 @ 2:23pm

Most Nova Scotians are satisfied with their provincial highways system, a survey shows. "We are happy that our motorists continue to be pleased with our work. We'll use the findings of the survey to help us continue to improve our highway programs and services," Murray Scott, minister of transportation and…

September 12, 2008 @ 9:17am

Today a service road under Montreal's Turcot Interchange remains closed after a large chunk of concrete fell off the highway structure yesterday, CBC News reports. Transport Quebec said the one-metre piece of concrete was cosmetic and does not affect the junction's safety, but inspectors are surveying the site as a…

September 10, 2008 @ 1:30pm

More news from Premier Dalton McGuinty's $1.1 billion announcement at the AMO earlier this week. Yesterday, the AMO welcomed the signing of the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund, which will flow more than $724 million in infrastructure funding to rural and small urban municipalities across Ontario. Under the…

August 27, 2008 @ 10:58am

Yet another study has confirmed that Canada's infrastructure is in trouble, and that the country's competitiveness and productivity depends on increased investment in our public infrastructure. According to a new study, "Infrastructure Investment: The Foundation of Canadian Competitiveness," released by the Institute for Research on Public Policy, investment in public…

August 22, 2008 @ 7:31am

The governments of Canada and Quebec are today announcing the opening of a rebuilt four-lane divided stretch of Highway 175 between kilometre 208 and 213, near the northern boundary of the Laurentian Wildlife Reserve, and between kilometre 219 and 227, at the entrance of Saguenay. These sections, totalling 13 kilometres,…

August 15, 2008 @ 11:46am