The City of Montreal will spend nearly $6.4 billion on capital works projects over the next three years, with most of the funds going towards repairing and improving the spaghetti-like network of roads and bridges, and renovating aging water pipes and sewers.
Good infrastructure is that which delivers the best life-cycle value to those who depend on it and those who have to pay for it. Good infrastructure can only be accomplished by sound planning and consistent investment, both in the context of new construction and in support of maintenance and refurbishment. This is true regardless of whether we are talking about clean water supply, wastewater treatment, transit, or, of greater interest to readers of this publication, roads and bridges.
People travelling near Chilliwack and Hope, B.C. along Highway 1, soon will enjoy an easier drive with 42 kilometres of resurfacing work starting next week.
The final section of the ring road includes more than nine kilometres along the west side of the city between Highway 8 and the Trans-Canada Highway. Once complete, the Calgary Ring Road will provide 101 kilometres of free-flow travel around the city.
The Hedley Bridge replacement project on Highway 3 will start this week, while the existing bridge in Hedley is replaced with a new, two-lane structure.
June 15, 2018 - Budget 2018 included funding to expand the southwest portion of the ring road from four to six lanes. With design work expected to be finalized later this year, construction for the project is expected to begin in 2019. It is anticipated that the project will take three years to complete.
June 15, 2018 - Five resurfacing projects have begun in the Skeena and Bulkley-Stikine districts, to improve safety and efficiency of highways 37 and 118, and on Tow Hill Road, east of Masset.
June 14, 2018 - Paving is finished, and the new pedestrian and cycling tunnel is open, marking the completion of the South Slocan Overhead project.
June 14, 2018 - From fixing gravel roads to twinning more stretches of 100-series highways to rehabilitating the province’s third-longest bridge, Nova Scotia’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) has assembled an ambitious five-year highway improvement plan.
June 6, 2018 - Work has started at five locations west of Chetwynd, B.C. to build robust, modern bridges that will allow people to travel safely and efficiently along Highway 97, especially in the event of heavy rain and flooding.
June 6, 2018 - The Government of Canada believes in the importance of protecting our environment while supporting vital infrastructure projects that promote clean growth, preserve healthy ecosystems and build safe sustainable communities.
May 28, 2018 - Work has started to resurface approximately 29 kilometres of Highway 97 near Dawson Creek, to improve safety and efficiency.
May 23, 2018 - People who travel on Highway 16 will soon benefit from two resurfacing projects near Prince George and McBride.
May 2, 2018 - Construction has begun on a project to improve safety and increase capacity by expanding the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes, between Donald and Forde Station Road, near Golden.
May 2, 2018 - The $616-million Highway 427 expansion project in Vaughan officially got underway on May 1.

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