November 12, 2012
Unique cost sharing used for road improvements
Three new lanes on Highway 1 east of Regina are the result of a cost sharing project between the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure and Redhead Equipment.
“This partnership with Redhead Equipment is an example of how our province is addressing the challenges of growth,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said in a news release.
“We’re determined to move forward on building the Saskatchewan Advantage as our communities continue to grow at a record pace.
“This is a smart, pragmatic and cost-effective partnership for the people of Saskatchewan.”
The $780,000 in safety improvements resulted in one acceleration lane and two turning lanes near Gravel Pit Road.
The lanes were already slated for safety improvements.
Redhead Equipment approached the ministry with a cost-sharing agreement that saw Redhead Equipment contribute $390,000, saving Saskatchewan taxpayers 50 per cent of the projects value.
This project will improve safety for the employees and customers of Redhead, while addressing immediate busy highway traffic in the area.
New work added to a recent highway construction update includes milling and paving on Highway 1 west of Gull Lake and raising a section of Highway 4 south of Biggar.
JOC NEWS SERVICES
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 371 projects with a total value of $1,936,826,394 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Thursday.
$122,700,000 High Prairie AB Tenders
$66,000,000 Columbia-Shuswap RD BC Negotiated
$34,400,000 Airdrie AB Prebid
- Photo Gallery: 2014 ACEC BC Awards of Excellence winners
- Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 21st, 2014
- Making Metro
- Crumbling roads a key election issue
- Early stages of concrete pump operator certification being developed in B.C.
- Legal battle over temporary foreign workers heats up
- Dive tower pushes formwork forward
- Understanding municipal strategy
- Calgary firm fined $35,000 for workplace injury
- B.C. labour minister calls for WorkSafeBC reforms
- B.C. prison proceeding
- Debate swirls over OCOT’s merit on its anniversary
- WaterGarden Worker
- Ontario to invest in cycling infrastructure
- U.S. construction labour concerns
- Compulsory certification in carpentry a “job killer”, says Kenney
- CaGBC to provide free LEED registration and certification for commercial projects in disaster-hit cities
- Economic cost of weather catastrophes is under appreciated: report
- Scotiabank sees slow growth in housing