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February 26, 2010

Environment Canada mandates cleaner diesel engines for non-road construction vehicles

An interim order issued by Environment Canada in December 2010 permits the import of non-road vehicles outfitted with cleaner Interim Tier 4 (IT4) diesel engines.

February 26, 2010

EZ Street Canada develops asphalt mix for use in extreme cold

Hot mix is often the asphalt of choice for paving projects, but EZ Street Canada is aiming to take a bite out of the market with a cold asphalt paving mix that can be applied without heating at temperatures ranging from minus 18C to 38C.

February 26, 2010

Highway 69 expansion hits an environmental roadblock

The Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on a British Columbia mine has roadblocked the widening of Ontario’s Highway 69.

February 26, 2010

Oshawa mayor fights to speed up highway 407 eastward extension

A campaign to extend Highway 407 from Brock Road in Pickering to Highways 35/115 in one continuous phase continues to snowball, says Oshawa Mayor John Henry.

February 26, 2010

Edmonton to deal with ‘bumper crop’ of potholes

The City of Edmonton is busy fixing potholes and expects to do more repairs in 2011 than in other years.

February 26, 2010

First overhead animal crossing planned for Highway 69 widening

A wildlife bridge set for Highway 69 will save both humans and animals and is the first of its kind in Ontario.

February 26, 2010

Major upgrade planned for downtown artery in Kitchener

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is finalizing plans to widen and upgrade one of Kitchener’s major downtown arteries, Weber Street.

February 26, 2010

MTO likes seven-year pavement warranty program

The Ministry of Transportation Ontario says its seven-year pavement warranty program — the only program of its kind in North America — will provide an ongoing model for future paving contracts.

February 26, 2010

Challenging repairs on seven kilometre stretch of Forks of the Credit Road in Caledon, Ontario

The challenges of reconstructing and stabilizing the Forks of the Credit Road in Caledon are almost as awe-inspiring as the scenery.

February 26, 2010

Detroit’s Bagley Street pedestrian bridge uses unique cable-stayed design

Detroit’s signature Bagley Street pedestrian bridge for years was an under-the-radar project that, when completed, took local residents and motorists by surprise.

February 26, 2010

University labs look at pulling solar heat from asphalt roads

A team of scientists from three universities — University of Rhode Island, Brown University in Providence Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth — have a short list of four ideas ranging from simple to complex to harvest solar power from asphalt.

February 26, 2010

Truck-mounted laser finds, maps and assesses road condition

A new tool to help engineers make decisions about resurfacing or replacing roads is coming to Ontario this summer.

February 26, 2010

Bridge work kicks off Windsor-Essex Parkway

Initial construction of the Windsor-Essex Parkway has been completed, with Windsor’s Facca Construction Inc. wrapping up bridge and noise barrier work on the $15.5-million contract in January.

February 26, 2010

Queen Elizabeth Way widening a large, complex project

Not only is it the most expensive and largest conventionally tendered project by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), the $153-million widening of the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines, Ont. may also be one of its most challenging.

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