Roads & Paving

Oct. 15, 2019 - The latest ‘report card’ on Canada’s roads is out, detailing just how bad the infrastructure deficit is in Canada.
I love the fall. In the roadbuilding business, it’s the busiest season as members focus on completing contracts and supplying material to pave the way into the new year.
August 28, 2019, B.C. - The Government of Canada is renewing its commitment to local governments through the federal Gas Tax Fund and delivering much needed support for their local priorities.
August 8, 2019, Tyendinaga Township, Ont. - Funding has been announced for three infrastructure projects in eastern Ontario – Tyendinaga, Tweed and Stone Mills.
August 8, 2019, Halifax - The mayor of Halifax announced $25 million in joint funding for the Halifax Regional Centre All Ages and Abilities Bikeway Network.
August 8, 2019 Spingdale, N.B. - Investing in modern transportation infrastructure is critical to connecting communities, safely and efficiently moving commercial goods to market and people to their destinations, and building a strong economic future for all Canadians.
Oct. 3, 2019 - Fairbanks’ new FB2560 instrument includes faster processing power, expanded USB capabilities, an updated operating system, and more memory.
Rock to Road is excited to announce that the call for presentations for PaveTech: A Smart Roads Conference is officially open!
At the head office for the Township of South Stormont in the Cornwall area, the Ontario Asphalt Paving Council (APC) of the Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) hosted its first Pave-In event since 2012.
July 2, 2019, Putnam, C.T. - Kochek Company reports that its 10-foot and 20-foot PVC suction hose was rigorously tested and found to perform without leaks, depressurization, or decoupling, and demonstrated excellent coil memory even after 12 hours of pressure.
The Roadtec RP-250e paver is a heavy-duty 10’ (3m) paver that combines the advantages of rubber tires with the tractive effort of a tracked paver.
Linor Technology, Inc. (Linortek), a research and development company that designs and builds controllers for the Internet of Things (IoT), announces the availability of its IoTMeter™ Wireless Equipment Hour Meter.
Oct. 1, 2019, B.C. - Dawson Road Maintenance will assume responsibility for highway maintenance in Service Area 25 (Bulkley Nass), which includes provincial roadways for Smithers, the Hazeltons, Stewart and highways 16 and 37 (North).
Sept. 25, 2019, B.C. - Motorists are advised that crews from Windley Contracting are mobilizing on Highway 1 between the Leigh Road Interchange and West Shore Parkway in B.C.
Sept. 25, 2019, Grande Prairie, Alta. - The Highway 43 Grande Prairie bypass in Alberta is now complete and open to traffic, improving traffic flow and safety for travellers in the region.
The Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association (ARHCA) is on a mission to convince government and transportation brass to set aside more money for improving the province’s roads and highways.
Sept. 11, 2019 - The Trans-Canada Highway between the Golden Weigh Scale and Forde Station Road has been expanded to four lanes, improving safety and increasing capacity for people travelling along the Highway 1 corridor.
Sept. 3, 2019, B.C. - Drivers can look forward to smoother travelling along Highway 101 on the Sunshine Coast as the ministry prepares to resurface a stretch of highway between Powell River and Lund in B.C.
Steve Lafontaine has always wanted to start up his own business. Even in his childhood, he dreamt of the day he would own some big iron.
Since starting up, Lindsey Aggregates has often thought about getting into the washing side of the aggregates business.
Superior Industries is ready to paint the town grey and orange with the addition of its new 2,000-sq.-ft. paint shop at the company’s facility in Miramichi, N.B.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. 
(Bridgestone), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation today announced that its Aiken County Off-Road Tire Plant (Aiken ORR), located in Trenton, S.C., has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED recognizes buildings that are designed, constructed, and operated for improved energy, environmental, and human health performance.
Anyone who has ever spent anytime in Gander, Nfld. will tell you: this is an aviation town. Being my first trip to this part of The Rock, I was unfamiliar with the aviation industry’s impact. As I drove around the town of 11,000-plus residents, I passed by entire neighbourhoods that honoured the pioneers of aviation. In most cases, I would have had no idea. Fortunately for me, I was driving alongside long-time Gander resident Jerry White.
Ernest S. Matheson (Ernie) was a true entrepreneur, always adapting to his environment and circumstances. Shortly before The Second World War, Ernie started up his own trucking business, hauling whatever needed moving.

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