Government of Canada/Public Works — May 9, 2012Government of Canada Announces Request for Proposals for Alaska Highway Rehabilitation Project
FORT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2012) - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced that the Government of Canada has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on the Government Electronic Tendering System (MERX) for the upcoming rehabilitation of kilometres 443 to 451 of the Alaska Highway.
"Our Government is focused on what matters to Canadians-jobs and economic growth. Our investment in the Alaska Highway will not only generate long-term economic benefits for the entire region, but continue to provide safe access for the thousands of Canadians who rely on the Alaska Highway," said Minister Ambrose. "Maintaining local public infrastructure is important to all of us as it contributes to a stronger economy and safer communities."
As part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada recently announced investments of approximately $250 million, over the next five years, in Public Works and Government Services Canada-owned infrastructure projects across the country, for a total of $320 million in funding for these assets.
"The Alaska Highway is indispensible to thousands of Canadians and Americans daily," said Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River. "Upgrades will also create jobs locally and have a positive impact on the regional economy for years to come."
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is responsible for maintaining an 835-kilometre section of the Alaska Highway. In 2012-13, PWGSC is undertaking a capital improvement project to ensure that the highway continues to provide safe and reliable service to Canadians. The projected work involves paving and intersection improvements on an 8-kilometre stretch, between kilometres 443 and 451, in the Fort Nelson area.
PWGSC is committed to a fair, open and transparent process for selecting contractors to undertake projects such as these. This process is being conducted through the Government Electronic Tendering System (MERX).
PWGSC news releases are also available on our Internet site at http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/medias-media/index-eng.html.
Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PWGSC_TPSGC.
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Latest Industry Press Releases
Empire Industries Announces Stock Option Grants (2013-12-10)
November 2013 Housing Starts in Prince Edward Island (2013-12-09)
November 2013 Housing Starts in New Brunswick (2013-12-09)
November 2013 Housing Starts in Halifax (2013-12-09)
November 2013 Housing Starts in St. John's (2013-12-09)
Superior Plus Announces December 2013 Cash Dividend (2013-12-05)
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
- Construction begins on 1.5-kilometre western portion of Mississauga transitway
- “Super beam” installed in Montreal Champlain Bridge repair
- Tunnelling of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension completed
- Concrete awards recognize Ontario’s best
- RCMP make another arrest in connection with its SNC-Lavalin probe
- 20 Most Popular Stories
|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 331 projects with a total value of $3,875,502,154 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Monday.
$2,200,000,000 Toronto ON Prebid
$125,000,000 Scarborough ON Prebid
$49,900,000 Toronto ON Prebid
- Toronto firms tops for Winnipeg hut designs
- Toronto architect releases music album
- Road pricing an effective congestion fighter, say experts
- What does “Local Knowledge” really mean in Ontario AFPs?
- United States construction employers add 17,000 jobs in November but growth is uneven, finds AGC
- Toronto housing starts dip: CMHC
- Active unions needed, says Segal
- Saint John Harbour Bridge project wraps up
- New Westminster Development
- Natural gas generating facilities planned
- Refinery costs jump by $2.8 billion
- Employers must be aware of liability at holiday office parties
- New charges needed for infrastructure
- Skills Training at BCIT
- Auditor generals weigh in on value of P3s
- Low lead requirements kicking in next year
- Mental heath and workplace psychology must be addressed
- Edmonton International Airport mall takes shape
- University of Winnipeg building an apartment complex