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‘Tuked’ away no more: Canada's first permanent road to Arctic coast to open

‘Tuked’ away no more: Canada's first permanent road to Arctic coast to open

TUKTOYAKTUK, N.W.T. — At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, in the arctic cold and darkness of the Mackenzie Delta, Darrel Nasogaluak will fire up his vehicle and head out on Canada's newest and most exotic road trip. Nasogaluak, mayor of the Northwest Territories hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk, will drive down 120 kilometres of brand-ne…

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Tory talks infrastructure deficit at construction conference

Mayor John Tory

After decades of underinvesting in infrastructure, the City of Toronto is now making up for lost time. "This city had fallen decades behind in transit, fallen years behind in other kinds of infrastructure and now we're catching up," Mayor John Tory told a group of delegates at the Navacord Construction Conference Nov…

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Proponent selected for Highway 401 rail tunnel

Proponent selected for Highway 401 rail tunnel

TORONTO — Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) has been selected by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project. The project will support the province's GO Regional Express Rail program. IO and Metrolinx expect to reach financial clo…

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Drilling begins for Calgary Green Line LRT project

Drilling begins for Calgary Green Line LRT project

CALGARY - The City of Calgary will be drilling along the route of the Green Line rapid transit alignment until Oct. 28. Geotechnical field investigation will take place downtown, in the Crescent Heights community and the Victoria Park area. The investigation will be comprised of drilling into specific locations t…

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Grush addresses uncertainty around automated vehicles at CanaData East

Tesla Model S Autopilot system.

While fully automated vehicles seem like a futuristic concept, they could become reality in the not too distant future, but more planning is needed before these vehicles hit the road in Ontario. In his presentation, the Challenges for Construction in a World of Unprecedented Technological Change at the CanaData East …

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Waterloo LRT spurs billions in development

The Breithaupt Block - Google HQ

With billions invested in scores of new developments along Waterloo Region’s new transit corridor over the past 10 years, Waterloo’s ION Light Rail Transit (LRT)/Bus Rapid Transit project is living up to the grandest hopes stakeholders had when the system was approved. A Region of Waterloo report documents some 8…

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B.C. pauses Massey bridge project for more review

B.C. pauses Massey bridge project for more review

RICHMOND, B.C. —The province of B.C. has announced it will cancel procurement on the George Massey Tunnel replacement bridge project to investigate other transportation options for the corridor. In a press release issued Wednesday (Sept. 6), the NDP government stated that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastr…

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Metrolinx urged to let Hamilton operate LRT

Metrolinx urged to let Hamilton operate LRT

A recent decision by Hamilton city council to ask Metrolinx to revamp its proposed procurement model for the city’s proposed light rail transit (LRT) to permit local operation and maintenance of the system has raised concerns the start of the project could be delayed past its proposed 2019 target. The recommendatio…

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Bentway phase one taking shape under Gardiner

Bentway phase one taking shape under Gardiner

Early works on the $23.5-million Bentway public space project under the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto are well underway with project managers predicting Torontonians will be gliding along a new skating trail and taking in cultural events at new outdoor performance spaces by the end of the year. Originally known as P…

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