48 Results for Roads

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

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

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

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

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver have announced over $360 million in combined federal and territorial funding to improve road access in two mineral-rich areas: the Dawson Range in central Yukon and the Nahanni Range Road in southeastern Yukon. In total, the Yukon Resource Gateway Project will…

September 06, 2017 @ 6:19am

Ontario is taking an important next step toward developing the Ring of Fire, working with Webequie, Marten Falls and Nibinamik First Nations to plan and construct a year-round access road into the proposed mining development site being pursued by Noront Resources Ltd. As part of this project, the province is…

August 21, 2017 @ 12:10pm

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

On June 23rd, the City of Detroit and the Delray Community Advisory Group (CAG) announced that they reached an agreement with the State of Michigan and the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) to sell 36 city-owned parcels of land, underground assets, and approximately 8 kilometres of city-owned streets as part of…

June 27, 2017 @ 8:24am

The provincial government and the City of Fredericton will jointly fund several infrastructure projects this year under the Municipal Designated Highway Program. “New Brunswick’s capital city is an economic leader in New Brunswick,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser. “Maintaining modern infrastructure is key to continued growth, and we…

June 23, 2017 @ 12:19pm

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

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

Alberta’s County of Grande Prairie has made investing in roads is a priority for its 2017 budget. The $132.1 million budget includes estimated expenditures of $56.4 million for capital projects, 59 per cent of which is being allocated to road projects, and $75.7 million for general operations. Approximately $33.2 million…

April 20, 2017 @ 7:22am

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

The Ontario government has shut down a request from the City of Toronto to allow for tolling of the city’s Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. The tolling proposal by the city would have created a new revenue stream estimated at approximately $200-$300 million per year, which would have then…

January 27, 2017 @ 8:40am

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

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

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

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

Alberta has updated its Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) to better meet the needs of municipalities. In 2017-2018, $35 million in funding for local road bridges, resource roads, and community airports will be available to smaller towns, municipal districts, and counties. This investment is expected to support more than 200…

November 16, 2016 @ 11:20am

Municipal officials in Sudbury have begun the difficult task of looking at ways to tackle the city’s $1.4 billion infrastructure deficit. According to a CBC News article, Sudbury City Council has determined that the deficit includes at least $700 million to fix roads, as well as approximately $345 million for…

October 05, 2016 @ 7:08am

The City of Sarnia is struggling with its current infrastructure deficit. According to a Blackburn News article, the municipality holds $2 billion in assets and needs to replace $235.8 million worth of roads and sewers. Andre Morin, City Engineer, told the Sarnia Council’s Corporate Priorities and Strategic Planning that the…

September 27, 2016 @ 8:48am

A 2010 government-sponsored report found that Ontarians use 164 million tonnes of aggregates per year. That number is expected to rise by 13 per cent over the next two decades, while high quality reserves diminish. With scarcity on the horizon, Ontario has faced public opposition to new digs, including a…

March 26, 2012 @ 9:11am

“The Ontario government needs to climate proof the province,” said Gord Miller, environmental commissioner of Ontario, at Queen’s Park this morning. “Higher temperatures, along with an increase in the frequency and severity of intense weather events such as ice storms, heavy rains, heat waves, droughts and wind storms, are all…

March 07, 2012 @ 12:00pm

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

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

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 Canada-Quebec Gas Tax Fund has received an added $1.8-billion and an extension from 2010 and 2014. The fund supports environmentally sustainable infrastructure, such as water, wastewater, public transit and local roads. From 2005 to 2014, Quebec communities will receive over $3 billion through the fund, which will become permanent…

May 15, 2009 @ 5:35am

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

Ontario's government is about to make budget announcements and, like Quebec's budget, infrastructure will play a major role.  Reuters reported on Monday that Ontario will spend $32.5 billion in provincial and federal funds over the next two years on building roads, schools and public transit across the province, creating more…

March 24, 2009 @ 11:51am

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

TransLink has adopted a $1.3 billion budget for 2009 that will follow through on committed projects to expand transit capacity in Metro Vancouver and improve its major arterial road system. The Capital Plan, also adopted this week, will see TransLink invest nearly $28 million to add seven more cars to…

December 09, 2008 @ 8:42am

Edmonton's new Neighbourhood Renewal Program is focusing on updating infrastructure. "This three-year funding formula is designed to ensure we have the dollars necessary to more strategically manage the roads, sidewalks and streetlights that support our neighbourhoods," says Mike Koziol, general manager of Capital Construction. The complete cost for neighbourhood renewal…

December 09, 2008 @ 8:35am

Ottawa city staff is recommending delaying $84-million in major road projects, including construction on Highway 174 between Blair Road and St. Joseph Boulevard, reports the Ottawa Business Journal. The decision follows a series of public consultations, an 'affordability analysis' and a decision to prioritize transit infrastructure over road investments, the…

November 12, 2008 @ 12:10pm

On November 13, 2008, an estimated 50,000 participants and volunteers from corporations, organizations, and universities around the world will focus on a common global concern-transportation usability and its impact on our environment. World Usability Day 2008 will launch the Global Transport Challenge to help individuals measure their everyday travel usage;…

November 10, 2008 @ 1:43pm

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

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

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