Roads & Paving

The Government of Canada has announced it will spend $23.1 million for four contracts awarded for maintenance and construction work on the Alaska Highway.
The MHCA and Merit Contractors Association will be testing public attitudes towards infrastructure, specifically their top of mind concerns about highways, and how Manitoba can adequately invest in those roads to ensure the economy continues to grow.
A new contract has been awarded for Howe Sound Service Area 04, requiring higher standards and quicker responses to stalled vehicles on the Lions Gate and Ironworkers’ Memorial bridges.
As any driver can attest, Manitoba needs to invest billions of dollars in its provincial roads and bridges, just to bring them to good condition. How many billions? The Manitoba government knows, but is refusing to say. We know that, because we asked.
Well planned public infrastructure investments help build strong communities, create jobs and opportunities for the middle class, and support a high standard of living for Canadians and their families, while building a country ready to face the challenges and seize the opportunities of the next century.
As any driver can attest, Manitoba needs to invest billions of dollars in its provincial roads and bridges, just to bring them to good condition. How many billions? The Manitoba government knows, but is refusing to say. We know that, because we asked.
The acceptance of Intelligent Compaction (IC) continues to grow in North America. In the U.S., many states have already written IC into specifications and requirements. There are also contractors using the technology in states without specific requirements.
Synthetic fibres have been used to improve the performance of asphalt concrete pavements for many years. Different types of fibres have been used to enhance asphalt mixture properties and to improve the long-term performance of asphalt concrete pavements. One of the more recent materials to be used for this purpose has been aramid fibres.
The agenda is officially set for Rock to Road’s first-ever PaveTech: A Smart Roads Conference taking place in Vancouver on March 5.
In the past 50 years there have been huge advancements in the automobile industry but the roads we drive on remain nearly unchanged. As cars get smarter so too should the infrastructure that supports them.
Depending on the size of your project, the amount of space onsite and your available manpower, there are advantages and disadvantages to using ready-mix concrete versus site-mix concrete. One new market report suggests there is growing favouritism for ready-mix concrete over site-mix concrete.
During CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, John Deere announced it was entering a strategic alliance with Kespry designed to simplify drone integration on construction jobsites.
Contractors handle capital projects on Nova Scotia’s roads and bridges, while the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) takes care of performing around $120-million worth of winter and summer maintenance each year.
The Government of Canada is making important infrastructure investments that are helping create good middle-class jobs, promote trade and productivity, and grow the economy. The Gordie Howe International Bridge will support economic growth by improving connections between Canada and the U.S. and enabling the continuous flow of people and goods through a safe, secure and efficient Windsor-Detroit trade corridor.
This 15-kilometre section of highway between Campsite Road and Edmonton’s west city limits has seen an increasing volume of motorists from Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Parkland County.
Improvements to the Cowichan River (Silver) Bridge in Duncan are complete, increasing stability and safety at this crossing for years to come.
LafargeHolcim has been awarded infrastructure contracts worth over CAD 100 million as part of a major highway improvement project in Vancouver, Canada. The Highway 1 area is a vital local, regional and provincial corridor for people, services and goods. 
Manitoba Infrastructure advises the westbound lanes on the Red River Bridge along the south Perimeter Highway (PTH 100) have reopened.  The lane was closed in November after a detailed inspection and assessment found cracking in the bridge deck concrete.
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.
Small rural communities across Canada offer many wonderful advantages from the hustle and bustle of large urban areas – amazing scenery, clean air, beautiful night skies and bountiful wildlife, to name a few.
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.

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