Strategic Transportation Investments

The Government of Canada and its public and private sector partners are building a world-class multimodal system connecting exporters and importers to global markets to strengthen international trade. Together, these unprecedented commitments enhance reliability, efficiency and competitiveness across the entire supply chain by investing over $14.5 billion in strategic transportation infrastructure.

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1 Port of Prince Rupert Port Container Security Program – The Marine Container Examination Program provides secure and efficient border services at the Fairview Container Terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert to support the high-speed, congestion-free trade corridor between Asia and North America.

2 Ridley Island Road, Rail and Utility Corridor (RRUC), Prince Rupert – Development of the Ridley industrial site by improving transportation and logistics, and expanding port capacity to provide road and rail access, along with utility services, to 1,000 acres of land on Ridley Island at the Port of Prince Rupert and to support the development of deep-sea marine terminals and related export capacity.

3 Smithers (at Dalhie Road) Grade Separation – Construction of a grade separation in the Town of Smithers to accommodate a Canadian National Railway line siding extension to better serve the Port of Prince Rupert. The project will improve truck and local traffic flow and increase capacity and facilitate efficient intermodal train services.

4 Highway Improvements near Vanderhoof – Construction of a 2-kilometre auxiliary passing lane and intersection improvements for Highway 16 to facilitate traffic to the Port of Prince Rupert.

5 River Road, Prince George – Widening of 1.9 kilometres of road between Cameron Street Bridge and Foley Crescent and 1.7 kilometres between Foley Crescent and the Canadian National Railway (CN) Fraser River Bridge and installation of left turn lanes to access CN’s intermodal facility located on River Road.

6 Twinning of Simon Fraser Bridge – Doubling the number of lanes on the Simon Fraser Bridge from two to four to reduce traffic congestion and to make delivering goods between the Port of Prince Rupert container facility and the Prince George Inland Container Terminal more efficient.

7 Highway 97 Upgrade near Prince George – Upgrading 4.2-kilometres of roadway at the Wright Station Curve, between 100 Mile House and Williams Lake, to four lanes supporting the development of the Port of Prince Rupert.

8 Ashcroft Terminal – Expansion of the terminal by adding base rail infrastructure, improving grade separations, and constructing new intermodal facilities to improve railway access for shippers.

9 TransCanada Highway Upgrade – Improving a 4.3-kilometre section of the TransCanada Highway from Hilltop Road to Balmoral Road, between the communities of Sorrento and Salmon Arm in British Columbia, for the efficient movement of commercial goods between the Lower Mainland’s container ports, Asia-Pacific markets and the rest of Canada.

10 TransCanada Highway Upgrade – Twinning of the TransCanada Highway in Banff National Park to facilitate travel and trade between Alberta and British Columbia.

11 52nd Street SE, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) grade separation and Western Headwaters, Calgary – Widening of 52nd Street SE from 114th Avenue to 130th Avenue SE from two to four lanes, and from 90th Avenue to 106th Avenue SE from two to six lanes; construction of a grade separation at the CP line and the Western Headwaters Canal; intersection improvements; and storm water upgrades.

12 Highway 2 and 41 Avenue Intermodal Access, Edmonton – Construction of a new interchange on Highway 2 and 41 Avenue, a road/rail grade separation of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) tracks east of Highway 2, and improvements on arterial roads in the area to facilitate the relocation of CP’s intermodal freight terminal.

13 Circle Drive South Project, Saskatoon – Construction of approximately 8 kilometres of freeway-class roadway with interchanges at key crossroads, rail grade separations, and a new six-lane bridge crossing over the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon.

14 Global Transportation Hub, Regina – Upgrading surrounding road infrastructure to support the Global Transportation Hub including Canadian Pacific Railway’s new expanded intermodal facility.

15 CentrePort Canada Way, Winnipeg – Construction of a 9.1-kilometre, four-lane Expressway, providing road access from CentrePort Canada, Manitoba’s inland port, to the national transportation network, and improvements to Inkster Boulevard.

16 Regional Transportation Management Centre – Control and monitor traffic conditions and provide traveller information on the Lower Mainland’s major highway networks and transit system.

17 Pitt River Bridge and Mary Hill Interchange – Construction of a seven-lane bridge connecting trade-related and transportation facilities on both sides of the Pitt River to enhance the flow of goods through the Lower Mainland.

18 City of Richmond – Widening of the Westminster Highway and Nelson Road to four lanes, including upgrades to traffic signals and a four-lane section between Wireless Way and Highway 91, to make roads serving Gateway facilities more efficient.

19 Corporation of Delta – Installation of left-turn lanes on Nordel Way, at the intersections of Brooke Road and Shepherd Way, and improvement to intersections at Chester Road/Derwent Way and Chester Road/Cliveden Avenue, to facilitate trucking in Delta.

20 Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Road/Rail Grade Separations – Road/rail grade separations (up to nine), road closures, network reconfigurations and traffic management measuring along 70-kilometres connecting international container and coal terminals with North America’s rail network to increase road and rail capacity and reduce impact on communities.

21 Roberts Bank Container Examination Facility – Construction of a Marine Container Examination Facility to improve inspection capacity and efficiency, reduce travel time and vehicle emissions, as an integral component of container logistics flow in the Lower Mainland.

22 South Fraser Perimeter Road – Construction of a 40-kilometre four-lane road, connecting Deltaport to Highways 1, 91 and 99 and the Golden Ears Bridge, designated an east-west truck route to enhance international freight movements and reduce impacts on municipal roads.

23 Deltaport Causeway Overpass, Delta – Construction of a two-lane overpass separating road and rail traffic to increase container capacity and facilitate exports.

24 Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue Interchange, Delta – Replacement of an at-grade crossing with an interchange to eliminate the only traffic signal on Highway 91 south of the Fraser River, reducing congestion on this key element of the Lower Mainland’s road network and major trade corridor.

25 Burrard Inlet’s North Shore Projects – Projects in the North Vancouver area include: Brooksbank Avenue Underpass, Low Level Road Re-Alignment, and the Philip Avenue Grade Separation.

26 South Shore Trade Area – Projects in the South Shore area include: Powell Street Grade Separation and South Shore Corridor.

27 28 Shortsea Shipping Projects -Shortsea shipping Project, Southern Railway Rail Barge Ramp Construction of a rail barge ramp and berth capable of handling railcars and truck trailers, at the marine rail terminal on Annacis Island in Delta.

Shortsea Shipping Project, Nanaimo Modernizing the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf area, rehabilitating an aging dock, and establishing a direct water link to the Lower Mainland for Vancouver Island importers and exporters.

Shortsea Shipping Feasibility Study, Alberni Feasibility Study of container trans-shipment and shortsea shipping at Port Alberni to identify potential shortsea shipping opportunities tied to international trade and assess the viability of a container distribution centre in the Alberni Inlet.

29 Douglas (Peace Arch) Plaza Facilities and Access Lane – Replacement and expansion of the Port-of-Entry facilities including the expansion of the dedicated NEXUS commuter lane on Highway 99.

30 Pacific Highway and Douglas (Peace Arch) Access Roads – Access to border crossings, including widening and other improvement projects on 8th Avenue, Highways 10, 15, 91A, and 99, Knight Street, and installation of an advanced traveller information system.

31 Pacific Highway and Dedicated Lane and Plaza Expansion – Construction of a dedicated FAST / NEXUS / bus lane on Highway 15 diverging to three separate lanes at the border crossing from 1st to 8th Avenue and expansion of commercial and bus processing capacity.

32 Aldergrove (Lyndon) Plaza Renewal and Highway 13 Upgrade – Replacement and expansion of the Port-of-Entry facilities and construction of a 1.7-kilometre northbound truck-climbing lane leading away from the border crossing to facilitate trade.

33 Huntingdon (Sumas) Highway 11 Upgrades and Plaza Expansion – Expansion of the commercial vehicle staging area to provide 15 pull-through spaces for semi-trailers, intersection improvements, and interchange upgrades.

34 Osoyoos (Oroville) Plaza Renewal – Replacement and expansion of the Port-of-Entry commercial and traveller facilities.

35 Cascade (Laurier) Plaza Renewal – Replacement and expansion of the Port-of-Entry facilities.

36 Kingsgate (Eastport) Plaza Renewal – Replacement of the Port-of-Entry including new commercial and travel facilities.

37 Coutts (Sweetgrass) Plaza Renewal – Replacement and expansion of the Port-of-Entry commercial and traveller facilities.

38 North Portal (Portal) Highway 39 improvements – Rehabilitation and upgrades to sections of Highway 39, including safety enhancements, lighting, alignment of intersecting roads, and upgrades to a commercial vehicle inspection station.

39 Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Highway 75 – Rehabilitation and safety enhancements along Highway 75 between St-Agathe and Letellier.

40 Highway 17 Twinning – Twinning of Highway 17 from the Ontario-Manitoba border eastward (over 15 kilometres).

41 Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Plaza Improvements – Expansion and redesign of the existing Canadian Port-of-Entry located within the bridge’s Customs Plaza.

42 Huron Central Railway – Rehabilitation of about one-third (1/3) of the 288-kilometre railway infrastructure, including track, rail bed and crossings.

43 Highway 69 Twinning – Twinning of Highway 69 from Highway 637 north to Estaire (over 9 kilometres).

44 Blue Water Bridge Plaza Improvements – Widening of the plaza to match Highway 401 widening, installation of Variable Messaging System and upgrading of the plaza’s electrical and communication systems.

45 New Cargo Terminal for London International Airport – Establishment of an international air freight transshipment centre at London International Airport.

46 Detroit River International Crossing Project – Construction of a new international border crossing between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan including: an international bridge; Canadian and U.S. ports-of-entry; and an interchange to Interstate-75 in Michigan.

47 Let’s Get Windsor-Essex Moving – Address short-to-medium term concerns at existing border crossings in Windsor-Essex prior to the construction of the Detroit River International Crossing, to improve efficiency and reduce congestion in the local road network.

48 The Right Honourable Herb Gray Parkway – Construction of an 11-km six-lane below grade freeway to connect Highway 401 to the future Canadian Customs Plaza in Windsor.

49 Windsor Port Authority – New Marine Facility – Construction of a multi-purpose marine facility at the Port of Windsor to handle petroleum products and aggregate materials.

50 Highway 8 Improvements – Improvements to Highway 8 between Belle River and Highway 401 (over 3 kilometres), including lane widening, twinning of bridge and resurfacing.

51 Peace Bridge Plaza Improvements – Addition of a fifth primary Canada Customs inspection lane, a booth for Canada-bound commercial vehicles, and designated areas for the Vehicle and Cargo Inspection Systems (VACIS).

52Improvements to Queenston Plaza at Queenston-Lewiston Bridge – Redevelopment of the Queenston Plaza and construction of a commercial vehicle secondary inspection warehouse.

53 Union Station Revitalization – Construction of two new GO Transit concourses, passenger underground access and other enhancements and building restoration.

54 St. Lawrence Seaway Safety & Security Improvements – Maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement of aging infrastructure to ensure the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Seaway for domestic and international traffic.

55 A-30 Montreal Extension – Construction of a bypass with a two-lane divided highway in each direction between Châteauguay and Vaudreuil-Dorion on the south shore of Montreal (over 42 kilometres).

56 Port of Montreal Modernization – Optimization of the container handling capacity at the Maisonneuve and Viau sectors and the Cast terminal.

57 Montreal Bridges Rehabilitation – Rehabilitation of the Champlain Bridge corridor, redecking of the Mercier Bridge, and major repairs to federal bridges linking Montreal to the South Shore.

58 Dorval Interchange Redevelopment – Redevelopment of the Dorval interchange and building direct highway links between Highways 20 and 520, and Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport in Montreal.

59 Highway 50 Extension, between Thurso and Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours (Montebello) – Construction of a two-lane highway along a 24-kilometre section between Thurso and Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours (Montebello) linking Gatineau and the Montreal metropolitan area.

60 Lacolle Border Crossing – Expansion of Canada Customs commercial processing facilities at the Lacolle-Champlain border crossing.

61 Port of Trois-Rivières Modernization – Improvements to port and intermodal operations to increase warehousing capacity and enhance integration of the Port into the urban environment.

62 Highway 73/175 Twinning – Transformation of Highway 73/175 linking the Quebec City and Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean regions into a four-lane divided highway with a median strip.

63 Robert Cliche Highway 73/173 Twinning – Twinning of Highway 73/173 into a four-lane divided highway between Quebec City and the United States border.

64 Port of Saguenay Modernization – Development of land for the Saguenay intermodal terminal at Grande-Anse, construction of a 12.5-kilometre rail link connecting the Grand-Anse maritime terminal to the Roberval-Saguenay Railway, and an intermodal rail yard.

65 St. Lawrence Channel – Optimization of Navigation – Optimization of navigation for ships in the St. Lawrence River channel between Quebec City and Montreal.

66 Port of Quebec Improvements – Providing the Port’s Beauport sector with sufficient pumping capacity in the event of fire, as well as a distribution network for pumping water to storage terminals.

67 Shortline Railway Improvements – Rehabilitation of shortline railway infrastructure at 9 locations across Quebec to ensure a more efficient and competitive rail network.

68 Quebec City Airport Expansion – Extension of apron III and its access route; widening of apron I; and construction of a taxiway to connect the Delta and Golf taxiways.

69 Port of Sept-Îles Modernization – Optimization of Pier 30; modernization of the Relance terminal; development of the Pointe Noire Terminal; and construction of a new multi-user deep-water berth equipped with two ship loaders and two conveyor lines.

70 Highway 185 Twinning – Twinning of Highway 185 to four lanes between Saint-Louis-du-Ha!Ha! and the New Brunswick border.

71 Twinning of the TransCanada Highway – Highway improvements from the Quebec border to the Nova Scotia border to reduce travel times and enhance safety and reliability on the key highway link with the Atlantic Provinces.

72 Port of Belledune Expansion and Improvements – Improvements, modifications and expansion of terminal at the Port to enhance its operating and competitive capabilities.

73 Port of Belledune Modular Fabrication & Multimodal Transshipment Facility – Construction of a new facility to enable the lay-out and production of pre-assembled steel units for use in local, national and international projects.

74 Fredericton International Airport Runway and Lighting Upgrade – Upgrading the paving and lighting of the runway to improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of the airport.

75 New Brunswick Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Projects – Development and deployment of innovative intelligent transportation system technologies across the province to improve commercial vehicle movements and support safer, more efficient, and more effective transportation.

76 Greater Moncton International Airport Runway Extension – Extension of the airport’s main runway to enable the airport to handle larger and heavier wide-bodied aircraft, enhance its position as a key international air cargo hub, and facilitate increased trade and traffic through the airport.

77 Confederation Bridge Intelligent Transportation Systems Project – Enhancements of toll lane and safety monitoring systems for traffic and for the Confederation Bridge.

78 TransCanada Highway-Route 1 Improvements – Improvements to realign traffic flow, and to enhance safety and efficiency along the main traffic route for Prince Edward Island.

79 TransCanada Highway Rehabilitation and Restoration – Rehabilitation and restoration of highway infrastructure and bridges along the TransCanada Highway in Newfoundland.

80 Charlottetown Airport Terminal Expansion – Construction to expand terminal facilities allowing the airport to accommodate projected traffic growth, as well as improve the airport’s level of service.

81 Route 1 Twinning – Twinning and reconstruction of 120-kilometers of Route 1 from Saint John to St. Stephen to ensure more efficient movement along this important trade corridor connecting Atlantic Canada with the United States.

82 Port of Saint John Cruise Gateway Project – Extension of cruise berth and passenger handling capacity at the new Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal.

83 Saint John Harbour Bridge Rehabilitation – Rehabilitation of the bridge deck, installation of a new median, new barrier walls, new lighting and drainage systems, and paving; line-painting of the bridge road; removal of the toll booths and other toll related infrastructure; and reconfiguration of Route 1 highway lanes at the west end of the bridge.

84 Port of Halifax – South End Container Terminal Extension – Expansion of facilities to accommodate the next generation of Post-Panamax container ships.

85 Port of Halifax – Richmond Terminals Multipurpose Gateway Extension – Upgrade and expansion of value-added and break-bulk cargo handling services.

86 Halifax Shore Power Program – Installation of the Shore Power Technology for Ports program to reduce marine diesel emissions by enabling ships to connect to the electrical grid for necessary power while docked.

87 Integrated Port Logistics System – Apply a market-driven approach to prioritize solutions, define business requirements, and develop the technologies.

88 Bridge Air Gap System – Upgrade and enhancement of the bridge air gap system to continuously monitor vessel clearances under each of the Halifax harbour bridges.

89 SmartATLANTIC Herring Cove Buoy – Launch of the SmartATLANTIC Herring Cove Buoy website to provide real-time weather and directional wave information online for shipping operators and recreational boaters.

90 Burnside Connector – Phase 1 – Connecting Highways 102 and 107 – Improving access from a key industrial area to the national highway system.

91 Halifax Stanfield International Airport Runway Extension – Extension of the runway to accommodate large, heavily loaded cargo planes, and enhance operating safety.

92 Gander International Airport Runway Upgrade – Upgrade of the airport runway to support increased trade and traffic.

93 Marine Institute SmartBay Project Expansion – Provide real time information to enhance traffic management and maintain safe operations in a high traffic area.

94 St. John’s International Airport – Category 3 Instrument Landing System – Installation of a Category 3 Instrument Landing System to enhance the safety and efficiency of operations in poor weather conditions.

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