Government of Canada/Public Works — May 9, 2012

Government 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.

Contact Information

Michelle Bakos
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
819-997-5421

Media Relations
Public Works and Government Services Canada
819-956-2315

Print

Latest Industry Press Releases

Updated 13:49 EDT, April 17, 2014  

Construction/Building

Greater Toronto Realtors(R) Report Mid-Month Resale Housing Statistics (2014-04-17)

Black Diamond Group Limited Announces April Dividend (2014-04-17)

CanWel Building Materials Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results Notification (2014-04-17)

Scotiabank: Canada's Housing Market Transitioning to Slower Growth (2014-04-16)

Black Diamond Group Sets First Quarter 2014 Results Date and Time (2014-04-16)

Greater Toronto Realtors(R) Report Q1 Rental Market Statistics (2014-04-15)

Media Advisory: Scotiabank Real Estate Market Outlook Conference (2014-04-15)

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Quarterly Cash Distribution (2014-04-15)

Greater Toronto Realtors(R) Report Q1 Condominium Market Statistics (2014-04-15)

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Monthly Cash Distribution (2014-04-15)

De nouveaux logements abordables ouvrent leurs portes à Regina (2014-04-14)

Innovative Composites International Inc. Announces Closing of Debenture Offering (2014-04-14)

New Affordable Housing Open in Regina (2014-04-14)

Governments of Canada and New Brunswick Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Saint John (2014-04-14)

Media Advisory: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (2014-04-11)

Toromont to Announce First Quarter 2014 Results on April 24 (2014-04-11)

Nouvelle maison d'hébergement d'urgence à Melfort (2014-04-11)

New Emergency Shelter in Melfort (2014-04-11)

Media Advisory: New Affordable Rental Housing Opens in Regina (2014-04-11)

Avis aux médias : De nouveaux logements locatifs abordables ouvrent leurs portes à Regina (2014-04-11)

Superior Plus Announces April 2014 Cash Dividend and Upcoming Events (2014-04-10)

Media Advisory: New Emergency Shelter in Melfort (2014-04-10)

Delavaco Residential Properties Corp. Begins Trading on OTCQX (2014-04-10)

Avis aux médias : Nouvelle maison d'hébergement d'urgence à Melfort (2014-04-10)

Lamb Development Corp. Announces the Release of Their Latest Development, The Harlowe (2014-04-10)

MOST POPULAR STORIES
TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

These projects have been selected from 481 projects with a total value of $2,274,238,471 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Wednesday.

CONDOMINIUM, RETAIL AND OFFICE DEVELOPMENT

$150,000,000 Ottawa ON Negotiated

ROADWORK, DRAINAGE, BRIDGE

$135,000,000 Toronto ON Tenders

ROADWORK, DRAINAGE, BRIDGE

$82,000,000 Toronto ON Tenders

Daily Top 10