Roads & Paving

A new, landmark agreement for key public-sector infrastructure projects in B.C. will deliver good-paying jobs, better training and apprenticeships, and more trades opportunities for Indigenous peoples, women and youth around the province.
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, recently announced a major investment of $102.5 million for a project that will reduce the cost of essential goods and help local businesses compete by moving goods to market.
June 15, 2018 — The Manitoba government is accepting expressions of interest (EOI) from across the province to identify priority cost-shared infrastructure projects, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced at the Midwestern June District Meeting.
May 30, 2018 - The quality of Canada's transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country's trade corridors are key to the success of Canadian firms in the global marketplace. The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality middle-class jobs and boost economic growth.
May 28, 2018 - Budget 2018 includes a $90-million investment in the Highway 38 bridge across the North Saskatchewan River, south of Redwater, that will be upgraded to carry heavy and oversized loads. The new bridge will establish a critical link in Alberta’s High Load Corridor, saving heavily loaded trucks about 200 kilometres of travel.
May 23, 2018 - MHCA’s campaign to drive home to the taxpayers the real cost of cutting the highways budget has made an impact on government.
During CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, John Deere announced it was entering a strategic alliance with Kespry designed to simplify drone integration on construction jobsites.
June 4, 2018 - Since the construction of the first roads, potholes have plagued road infrastructure around the world, and people have been trying to find ways to make them disappear. So when I first heard about a revolutionary compaction technology designed by Carleton University’s director of the Infrastructure Protection and International Security Master’s Program, Dr. A.O. Abd El Halim (“Halim” to his friends and colleagues), I was extremely excited to meet the man and his technology.
April 25, 2018 - Every 5.4 minutes a work zone crash occurs, with roughly 25 per cent of crashes involving large trucks and nearly half of all fatalities involving construction vehicles.
April 5, 2018 - Spring is here, and that means construction season is getting into full swing.
April 4, 2018 - More than 1,200 people flocked to Nashville at the end of March to check out live demonstrations of the Wirtgen Group’s latest technologies during the company’s Technology Days North America 2018 event held at the company’s North American headquarters in Antioch, Tenn.
April 3, 2018 - To the construction industry and motorists everywhere, all of us here at North America Traffic were deeply saddened on that awful day in July 2014, when Brian Daniel lost his life, doing his job.
Good infrastructure is that which delivers the best life-cycle value to those who depend on it and those who have to pay for it. Good infrastructure can only be accomplished by sound planning and consistent investment, both in the context of new construction and in support of maintenance and refurbishment. This is true regardless of whether we are talking about clean water supply, wastewater treatment, transit, or, of greater interest to readers of this publication, roads and bridges.
People travelling near Chilliwack and Hope, B.C. along Highway 1, soon will enjoy an easier drive with 42 kilometres of resurfacing work starting next week.
The final section of the ring road includes more than nine kilometres along the west side of the city between Highway 8 and the Trans-Canada Highway. Once complete, the Calgary Ring Road will provide 101 kilometres of free-flow travel around the city.
The Hedley Bridge replacement project on Highway 3 will start this week, while the existing bridge in Hedley is replaced with a new, two-lane structure.
June 15, 2018 - Budget 2018 included funding to expand the southwest portion of the ring road from four to six lanes. With design work expected to be finalized later this year, construction for the project is expected to begin in 2019. It is anticipated that the project will take three years to complete.
June 15, 2018 - Five resurfacing projects have begun in the Skeena and Bulkley-Stikine districts, to improve safety and efficiency of highways 37 and 118, and on Tow Hill Road, east of Masset.
February 15, 2018 - When Bruce’s Landscaping Services started up in the mid-1970s, the owner probably didn’t expect it to eventually become a significant player in the rehabilitation of Regina’s roads.
November 24, 2017 - ORBA is pleased to announce that David Caplan will be joining the Ontario Road Builders’ Association as chief operating officer effective Monday December 4, 2017.
October 31, 2017 – Ritchie Bros., a global asset management and disposition company, sold more than 6,800 pieces of equipment and trucks last week in Edmonton for more than $94 million (more than $73 million U.S.). Sales were generated during a four-day auction that attracted more than 9,850 bidders from 47 countries, including more than 7,300 online bidders.
October 3, 2017 - When it comes to a company the size of Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. (KPCL), keeping it staffed with qualified and competent people comes with it some challenges. The Estevan, Sask. based company is one of the largest privately-owned heavy equipment earth moving and underground services companies in Saskatchewan. It currently employs 240 people and employed upwards to 300 during its busiest season on record.
September 8, 2017 – SYSTRA is transforming its global bridge engineering capability with the acquisition of International Bridge Technologies (IBT), a world-renowned bridge design company.
June 30, 2017 – Richard Schreck has accepted the position of technical services and applications director with Astec, Inc.

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