July 14, 2015 – The federal government has announced that it will provide $389,681,000 in federal funding for Phase 3 of the redevelopment of Highway 85, under the National Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. The Government of Quebec's contribution of $557,649,000 also reaffirms the project as priority under the 2015-2025 Québec Infrastructure Plan. Construction work on this segment of the highway will begin in 2017.
As the province of Alberta readied for the 2015 road construction season, they were faced with declining budgets from the economic slowdown caused by the decline in the oil and gas industry. The booming builder of road infrastructure in Canada faced an uncertain future compounded by a change in political direction provincially, and potentially federally, threatening to change spending priorities for infrastructure development.
June 8, 2015 - SaskLink Global Transportation Partners (SGTP) has been selected to partner with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to build the new Regina Bypass as a design-build-finance-operate-maintain public-private partnership (P3). Once complete, the bypass will be the largest transportation infrastructure project in Saskatchewan’s history.
May 19, 2015 – The City of Thunder Bay will invest upwards of $40 million on infrastructure projects throughout the community during the 2015 construction season.
May 11, 2015 – The City of Edmonton will invest $451 million on 175 projects during the 2015 road construction season, which officially began last week.
May 5, 2015 – The City of Regina is proceeding with its largest road construction budget ever, with $27.1 million being spent during this construction season.
May 4, 2015 – Canada’s largest city will spend $270 million this year on the construction and rehabilitation of its roads, highways, and bridges.
April 2, 2015 – The City of Saskatoon is increasing its budget for road construction and rehabilitation in 2015, spending an additional $3 million over 2014 for a total of $53 million.
April 2, 2015 – The Alberta government announced funding for urban highway projects as part of its 2015-16 budget, including twinning sections of Highway 19 between the QEII and Highway 60.
March 24, 2015 - The Manitoba government is investing heavily this year in road and bridge upgrades in the northern part of the province.
March 18th, 2015 - The B.C. government announced B.C. on the Move, a 10-year transportation plan that outlines critical investments and improvements throughout the province that will improve the daily lives of British Columbians.
March 2, 2015 – The Government of Quebec announced a nearly $5 billion investment in the province’s road infrastructure, including $3.7 billion for the Turcot Interchange.
Jan. 29, 2015, Charlottetown - The first round of projects announced for the 2015 construction season will improve the safety and efficiency on roads across Prince Edward Island, says Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey.
Dec. 30, 2014, Halifax – The Government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will reduce government spending in 2015, including for road and bridge work.
Dec. 30, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – The province of Ontario is targeting 2020 for the completion of a new Highway 7 between Kitchener and Guelph.
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