Roads & Paving

July 18, 2017 - Infrastructure Canada has announced that $22 million will be invested in the reconstruction of Promenade Redmond and the construction of a new retaining wall in downtown Saint-Georges, Que. 
July 14, 2017 - Another report of the Senate committee on infrastructure reiterates the chamber’s earlier call for a national infrastructure investment strategy, and also points out Manitoba falls short on making full use of the funding available to it under national programs.
July 11, 2017 - The James Bay Road will undergo significant improvements thanks to $265 million in funding announced by the federal government and the Province of Quebec.
July 7, 2017 - The federal and Alberta governments have jointly announced funding that will improve the capacity and flow of traffic over the Peace River by constructing a second bridge to accommodate westbound traffic.
June 9, 2017 - The Government of Alberta is partnering with the City of Leduc and the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to fund design work for a new Leduc interchange.
June 6, 2017 - Ontario is modernizing provincial construction laws to address key issues and improve efficiency and competitiveness for construction businesses.
July 28, 2017 - Construction companies are using drone data in so many interesting ways. From the pre-construction survey to the as-built survey, here’s a look at the six biggest uses.
July 27, 2017 - It was over in seconds. An 18-wheeler travelling at a high rate of speed slammed into a crash truck with a mounted impact attenuator at a road construction project in Louisiana. The driver of the crash truck was badly injured and needed medical attention. An air ambulance was called and road workers watched as the injured man was airlifted to hospital.
July 14, 2017 - Komatsu Ltd. and Trimble Inc. announced that they are collaborating to improve their customers' ability to exchange 3D construction site data between Komatsu and Trimble construction software to make managing mixed earthworks fleets easier and allowing for a more holistic view of site operations.
June 22, 2017 - Andy Spencer, sustainability director for CEMEX UK and Chair of the U.K. Sustainable Concrete Forum, talks about how it is possible to lower carbon in concrete.
June 13, 2017 – Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, announced today Leica GeoMoS Imaging, a monitoring technology that provides visual information for site documentation, inspection and detection from remote access. 
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. 
August 10, 2017 - Ontario is widening 1.6 kilometres of Highway 26 from Sixth Line to Pretty River Parkway to reduce congestion and improve road safety in Collingwood.
August 9, 2017 - The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a $3.7-million contract to Tybo Contracting Ltd. to carry out the Rosedale Overhead seismic upgrade, along with cycling and pedestrian improvements to the crossing.
August 8, 2017 - Construction is getting underway on new passing lanes on B.C. Highway 5 between Barriere and Little Fort, near Darfield, improving safety along this stretch of the Yellowhead Highway north of Kamloops.
August 2, 2017 - The Manitoba government has issued a request for proposals for an engineering consultant to conduct a functional design study to rebuild the south Perimeter Highway, Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced on Aug. 1.
July 24, 2017 - Over the course of several months last year, a barge moved over 100,000 tonnes of aggregate, asphalt and construction materials from a PortsToronto staging yard to a temporary dock located at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, situated on an island just off downtown Toronto. The barge was back this summer for three more months, as well as in 2018 for four months.
July 24, 2017 - While one ring road in Alberta recently cut the ribbon on completion, construction is rapidly gearing up for the first stages of another ring road project that will help transform the transportation landscape surrounding Calgary.
June 30, 2017 – Richard Schreck has accepted the position of technical services and applications director with Astec, Inc.
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.

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