Roads & Paving

April 20, 2017 - The governments of Canada and Alberta are investing in well-planned infrastructure that will make it easier to move people and products across the country, while supporting sustained economic growth and productivity for years to come.
April 3, 2017 - The governments of Canada and British Columbia announced a joint investment of over $92.6 million to expand and upgrade a major section of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Chase. Work will include expanding a 3.1-kilometre stretch of highway from two lanes to four between Chase West and Jade Mountain, upgrading the bridge at Chase Creek and constructing access improvements at Shuswap Avenue East, Mattey’s Road and Coburn Street.
March 28, 2017 - 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.
March 27, 2017 - The Prince George Airport will receive $1,931,458 in funding from the B.C. Air Access Program this year, announced MLA for Prince George-Valemount Shirley Bond and MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie Mike Morris, on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
March 23, 2017 - The much-needed project involves construction of a second bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River at the southern entrance to the City of Fort Saskatchewan and twinning the remaining two-lane section of Highway 15 towards Edmonton. The project will improve safety, alleviate congestion and create hundreds of jobs over the next few years.
March 22, 2017 - Vernon Regional Airport will receive $823,700 in funding from the B.C. Air Access Program this year for runway rehabilitation, announced MLA for Vernon-Monashee Eric Foster on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
April 12, 2017 - GSSI has announced an updated version of BridgeScan, an affordable and flexible GPR system ideal for assessing concrete condition on bridge decks, parking structures, and balconies. 
March 23, 2017 — The latest survey of asphalt pavement mix producers documents the industry’s continued success in improving the sustainability of America’s roads through the incorporation of recycled materials and the use of energy-saving warm-mix asphalt technologies.
March 16, 2017—Trimble and K-Tec Earthmovers Inc. have announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for K-Tec Scrapers. Scrapers that ship from the factory are now ready to install the Trimble GCS900 2D or 3D Grade Control System, which can significantly reduce the cost for the contractor. The Trimble Ready K-Tec Scraper includes an enhanced joystick, a computer software upgrade, wiring harnesses and brackets, allowing a more seamless installation.
March 10, 2017 - Bomag's Tim Hoover discusses some of the features of the RS 500 Recycler & Soil Stabilizer at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.
March 10, 2017 - Trimble New Zealand's Stuart Ralston shows Rock to Road its new 3D printed SiteVision prototype, which is equipped with a Trimble catalyst receiver and uses Google Tango technology.
March 7, 2017 - The world’s first 3D-printed excavator was unveiled during the opening of CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2017 in Las Vegas.
April 19, 2017 - A project to resurface Highway 16 from West Twin Creek to Bell Mountain Road has gone to tender, announced MLA for Prince George-Valemount Shirley Bond, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
April 11, 2017 - Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has announced the widening of 18 kilometres of Highway 401 from the Credit River in Mississauga, Ont. to Regional Road 25 in Milton, Ont.  
April 4, 2017 - Construction tenders for three projects will be posted on BC Bid this spring to expand the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes. 
April 3, 2017 - Like mice amongst elephants, contractors tiptoed around live traffic at the Victoria International Airport as they built a new aircraft parking/de-icing facility, rebuilt old parking stands, shifted a taxiway and resurfaced many acres of asphalt surfaces, between August 2015 and October 2016.
March 27, 2017 - A $15.6-million contract has been awarded to IDL Projects Inc. to four-lane Highway 16 from Bunce Rd. to Blackwater Rd. in the Prince George, B.C. area, creating more than 70 jobs over the life of the project, announced MLA for Prince George-Valemount Shirley Bond and MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie Mike Morris on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
March 24, 2017 - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line.
January 26, 2017- Silvio Bot (receiving the award posthumously) and Robert Taylor will be inducted into the Ontario Road Building Hall of Fame on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at ORBA’s 90th Convention and Annual General Meeting. 
December 5, 2016 - When Fred J. Dawson opened his contractor business and started work on his first contract in 1922 – the construction of a waterline in the Kootenays – it’s hard to imagine that he would have expected Dawson Construction to grow into the company it is today.
October 4, 2016 - The equipment train creeps along as it continuously heats and grinds off 50 millimetres of old asphalt surface. A conveyor passes it back into a twin-shafted pug mill where it is thoroughly mixed with a rejuvenating agent and 20 per cent virgin asphalt. Another conveyor dumps it into a paving hopper. It is laid down and compacted to the correct density. Twenty minutes later, the freshly recycled layer of pavement is ready to drive on.
July 29, 2016 - As in other industries, asphalt companies are not immune to the advances of multi-nationals interested in expanding operations through the acquisition of successful businesses. Multi-generational, family-run companies, however, offer a particular level of experience, expertise and efficiency that is difficult to ramp up in a larger organization.
Nearly three decades after leaving the paving side of road construction, Nova Construction, an Antigonish, Nova Scotia-based asphalt business, is back.
In life, taking that first step in a new direction is often the hardest.  To do it right requires knowledge and guts.

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