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P3 Contract Awarded on Evergreen Line

Posted on January 29, 2013
EGRT Construction, a consortium led by SNC-Lavalin, has been awarded a $889-million design-build-finance contract for British Columbia’s Evergreen Line. Major construction is scheduled to begin in February the newest rapid transit project in Metro Vancouver. EGRT Construction will build the elevated and at-grade guideways, a two-kilometre tunnel, seven stations, power substations, train operating systems and parking facilities, as well as a vehicle-storage and light maintenance facility. EGRT Construction includes SNC-Lavalin Inc., Graham Building [...]

B.C. Construction Industry Launches Infrastructure Forum

Posted on January 28, 2013
The province of British Columbia and the B.C. construction industry have joined forces to improve government-industry relations through the newly launched Infrastructure Forum. With almost has $80 million worth of construction projects underway in the province, the B.C. Construction Association (BCCA) feels there needs to be better public-sector procurement practices. “The Infrastructure Forum is an important step in strengthening public-sector procurement processes,” said Manley McLachlan, president of the BCCA, in a release. Created in response [...]

More LRT for Calgary

Posted on January 17, 2013
Calgary's Transportation Infrastructure has been working with Calgary Transit (and Stantec Consulting) on the predesign study for the Southeast Transitway, or SETWAY. That plan has now been approved. Between 1999 and 2006, Calgary Transit completed functional planning studies for the future Southeast Light Rail Transit (LRT), one of two new LRT lines planned for Calgary. These studies examined existing transit service, identified the need for LRT based on future demand, and established the future LRT horizontal and vertical alignment, station locations [...]

TransCanada to Develop $5 Billion Western Canada Pipeline

Posted on January 10, 2013
Progress Energy has chosen TransCanada Corporation to design, build, own, and operate its proposed $5 billion Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project. The pipeline will transfer gas from the North Montney gas-producing region located near Fort St. John, British Columbia, to the Pacific Northwest LNG export facility in Port Edward, located near Prince Rupert, and is expected to be completed in 2018. The agreement between TransCanada and Progress is subject to board approvals and is assumed to be finalized in early 2013. Upon settlement, TransCanada [...]

Calgary Identifies $4.5 Billion In Projects Over 10 Years

Posted on January 8, 2013
Provincial and federal funding sources currently account for about 80 per cent of transportation capital funding for the City of Calgary. City Council has found that it needs $4.5 billion over the next 10 years to address every priority project on its new capital plan. Investing in Mobility, the 10-year plan approved by City Council on December 17, defines the priority and timing of capital transportation infrastructure projects from 2013 to 2022. According to the City, it focuses on projects that improve and maintain existing infrastructure and assets, while [...]

Arena Discussions Generate Controversy for Edmonton

Posted on December 28, 2012
Downtown Edmonton's arena fiasco produced the most drama in 2012, according to The Edmonton Journal, and is one of the city's biggest stories of the year. The $475-million project was pushed by councillors to complete a year-end deal with Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz, who asked for a $6-million annual subsidy from taxpayers and the government. When councillors balked, Katz responded by taking a publicized trip to Seattle with Oilers team officials when that city approved construction of its own arena. Fearful Edmonton fans assumed Katz would move [...]

Victoria Awards Contract for New Johnson Street Bridge

Posted on November 28, 2012
PCL  has been selected as a preferred proponent to build the new Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria, British Columbia. “We’re very pleased with PCL’s proposal and that we’re now in a position to negotiate the fixed-price contract for the bridge within the approved budget,” said mayor of Victoria, Dean Fortin. The collaborative process was designed to deliver a proposal for a bridge with design and functionality requirements that the community approved through the referendum Both Peter Kiewit Infrastructure and WCC Construction Canada also [...]

Massey Tunnel Replacement Imminent

Posted on November 28, 2012
 The province of British Columbia wants to hear the public’s opinion on replacing the George Massey Tunnel. Officials have begun the first phase of the consultation process to renew the tunnel known for its old age and gridlock. The project is expected to take 10 years to complete, including consultation and construction. In Phase 1 of the project, five public open houses will be open from December 1 to December 11 in Richmond and Surrey. In addition, public meetings will take place in person and online. More information is available at The [...]

Bringing Water Issues to The Surface

Posted on November 27, 2012
“We have $2.5 billion to spend to fix the problem of overflow of our sewers into our rivers,” said Howard Neukrug, water commissioner for the City of Philadelphia, at Canada Green Building Council’s annual Legacy Gala in Toronto this November, the theme of which was Building Our Water Legacy. Philadelphia’s 25-year Green City, Clean Waters plan has a goal to protect and enhance watersheds by managing stormwater with innovative green infrastructure. One of the City’s aims is to make its investments in water infrastructure more visible—both literally [...]

Saskatchewan Enters the User Fees Debate

Posted on November 18, 2012
A debate may lie ahead regarding Saskatchewan’s toll roads and bridges. As Prairie cities rapidly expand, Regina and Saskatoon are now contemplating new highway construction. New commuter and perimeter bridges are in the works, with a desire to rebuild the city’s oldest Traffic Bridge. Some city councillors in Bridge City have contemplated a user-pay system where new bridges and a perimeter freeway could be partially financed through tolls. According to the Star Phoenix, those living in Saskatchewan see their city as too small to warrant tolls [...]
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