Projects funded by the National Trade Corridors Fund

In July 2017, we asked for proposals. From this first call of the National Trade Corridors Fund, to date we have announced 39 projects and committed more than $800 million to air, rail and road projects. Four of these projects are located in the Territorial North.

  • Ashcroft Terminal Ltd.: upgrading the British Columbia terminal

    Applicant

    Ashcroft Terminal Ltd.

    Work being done

    • Building a new rail link from Ashcroft Terminal to Canadian National Railway's main rail line
    • Building an extra rail track and internal road network, including:
      • a 2-way road underpass
      • a multi-commodity transload and storage warehouse
      • utility enhancements

    Federal funding

    $9.22 million

  • Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority: enhancing border wait time system accuracy

    Applicant

    Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

    Work being done

    • Designing, supplying and installing licence plate reader cameras and corresponding electrical and IT infrastructure at 11 locations

    Federal funding

    $54,982

  • Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority: installing radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers

    Applicant

    Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

    Work being done

    • Designing, supplying and installing RFID readers and corresponding electrical and IT infrastructure at 11 auto primary inspection lanes

    Federal funding

    $307,500

  • Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority: replacing the toll system

    Applicant

    Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

    Work being done

    • Redesigning, upgrading, and replacing the toll system software, hardware and signage for toll collection lanes

    Federal funding

    $2.05 million

  • Canadian National Railway Company Ltd.: performing upgrades along the Burrard Inlet line (phase 1a)

    Applicant

    Canadian National Railway Company Ltd.

    Work being done

    • Designing and building a 4.2 km siding and a retaining wall
    • Making improvements to the signals system

    Federal funding

    $22.5 million

  • Central Manitoba Railway: enhancing Pine Falls subdivision

    Applicant

    Central Manitoba Railway

    Work being done

    • Upgrading the shortline track and 14 km of supporting infrastructure

    Federal funding

    $5.68 million

  • Charlottetown Airport Authority: rebuilding the main runway and connecting taxiways

    Applicant

    Charlottetown Airport Authority

    Work being done

    • Rebuilding:
      • Runway 03-21
      • associated taxiways Alpha, Bravo and Charlie
    • Building runway end safety areas

    Federal funding

    $8.1 million

  • City of Calgary: improving Calgary's Airport Trail (phase 2)

    Applicant

    City of Calgary

    Work being done

    • Building:
      • a new segment of Airport Trail between 36 Street NE and 60 Street NE
      • the first stage of interchanges along Airport Trail at 19 Street NE and Barlow Trail
      • a new ramp at the interchange of Stoney Trail and Airport Trail

    Federal funding

    $50 million

  • City of Edmonton: improving a railway crossing

    Applicant

    City of Edmonton

    Work being done

    • Separating the road and railway crossing at 50 Street
    • Widening 50 Street to 6 lanes between Sherwood Park Freeway and 90 Avenue

    Federal funding

    $39.8 million

  • City of Montréal: improving access to the Port of Montréal (phase 2)

    Applicant

    City of Montréal

    Work being done

    • Extending De l'Assomption Boulevard between Notre-Dame and Pierre-de-Coubertin streets, making it possible to connect a new road at the port exit to the future extension of Souligny Avenue
    • Creating a road link between the port and the Trans-Canada highway

    Federal funding

    $45.8 million

  • First Air Operations: upgrading the operational base at Iqaluit Airport

    Applicant

    First Air Operations

    Work being done

    • Building an expanded cargo warehouse

    Federal funding

    $12.8 million

  • Gander International Airport Authority: rehabilitating critical airport infrastructure

    Applicant

    Gander International Airport Authority

    Work being done

    • Rehabilitating Runway 13/31 and the adjoining taxiways and apron

    Federal funding

    $5.04 million

  • Government of Northwest Territories: preliminary steps for the Mackenzie Valley Highway

    Applicant

    Government of Northwest Territories

    Work being done

    • Building a bridge over the Great Bear River
    • Building an access road
    • Conducting environmental and planning studies

    Federal funding

    $102.5 million

  • Government of Nova Scotia: twinning a section of the Trans-Canada Highway

    Applicant

    Government of Nova Scotia

    Work being done

    • Designing and building a 38-kilometre twinned stretch of Highway 104 from Sutherlands River to Antigonish

    Federal funding

    $90 million

  • Government of Nunavut: replacing terminals at 5 territorial airports

    Applicant

    Government of Nunavut

    Work being done

    • Replacing 5 undersized and outdated airport terminal buildings across Nunavut

    Federal funding

    $22.5 million

  • Government of Saskatchewan: improving highways 6 and 39

    Applicant

    Government of Saskatchewan

    Work being done

    • Building 16 sets of passing lanes and twinning for short sections of the corridor between Regina and the US border
    • Rehabilitating 51 km of pavement
    • Managing access, improving intersections and enhancing border crossing facilities at North Portal, Saskatchewan

    Federal funding

    $53.3 million

  • Government of Yukon: modernizing infrastructure

    Applicant

    Government of Yukon

    Work being done

    • Modernizing infrastructure within 7 components of the Yukon Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) architecture

    Federal funding

    $6.97 million

  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport: building a cargo logistics park

    Applicant

    Halifax Stanfield International Airport

    Work being done

    • Building new cargo facilities

    Federal funding

    $18 million

  • Hamilton Port Authority: modernizing port infrastructure

    Applicant

    Hamilton Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Building a new wall for a dock at the port's busiest pier
    • Upgrading the port's rail network to increase capacity and improve connectivity
    • Improving the road and utilities for a new depot
    • Building a new warehouse for multi-user bulk storage

    Federal funding

    $17.7 million

  • London International Airport Authority: rebuilding Taxiway G

    Applicant

    London International Airport Authority

    Work being done

    • Removing and building London International Airport's Taxiway G

    Federal funding

    $3.25 million

  • Montréal Port Authority: optimizing the port's intermodal network

    Applicant

    Montréal Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Optimizing the Port of Montréal's rail network capacity, particularly in the port's interchange zone, including:
      • relocating underground and above-ground infrastructure
      • relocating and building the port's new road
      • building new rail lines

    Federal funding

    $18.4 million

  • Nanaimo Port Authority: building a vehicle processing centre

    Applicant

    Nanaimo Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Planning, designing and building a vehicle processing centre
    • Rehabilitating and improving the existing berth infrastructure

    Federal funding

    $6.33 million

  • New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure: replacing 2 bridges

    Applicant

    New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

    Work being done

    • Replacing 2 Coles Island bridges along Route 10 with bridges that can support heavy vehicles on 2 lanes of traffic

    Federal funding

    $22.1 million

  • New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure: engineering study and design

    Applicant

    New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

    Work being done

    • Studying existing infrastructure
    • Consulting with stakeholders
    • Creating solutions to protect and sustain the Chignecto Isthmus Trade Corridor

    Federal funding

    $350,000

  • Prince George Airport Authority: rehabilitating a runway and 2 airport aprons

    Applicant

    Prince George Airport Authority

    Work being done

    • Rehabilitating Runway 01-19 and 2 airport aprons

    Federal funding

    $2.38 million

  • Prince Rupert Port Authority: engineering study and design for Ridley Island

    Applicant

    Prince Rupert Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Developing engineering designs to expand and develop new rail lines
    • These lines will connect to planned terminals and a logistics park

    Federal funding

    $3.7 million

  • Prince Rupert Port Authority: engineering study and design for Zanardi Bridge

    Applicant

    Prince Rupert Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Developing engineering designs to replace the single-line Zanardi Rail bridge
    • Replacement could include up to 4 tracks and bridges

    Federal funding

    $3.2 million

  • Québec Port Authority: repairing the lift bridge

    Applicant

    Québec Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Repairing the lift bridge structure, motors and gears in the Estuaire sector of the port to add at least 30 years of useful life

    Federal funding

    $2.8 million

  • Québec Port Authority: restoring infrastructure to address deteriorating wharves

    Applicant

    Québec Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Restoring strategic infrastructure in the Anse au Foulon and Beauport sectors of the port to address deteriorating wharves

    Federal funding

    $4.52 million

  • Québec Port Authority: upgrading infrastructure to support a grain export terminal

    Applicant

    Québec Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Upgrading the port's existing rail and road infrastructure in the Anse au Foulon sector to meet the needs of export businesses

    Federal funding

    $8.24 million

  • Saint John Airport Authority: modernizing runways

    Applicant

    Saint John Airport Authority

    Work being done

    • Upgrading pavement and lighting
    • Installing runway safety end areas for the 2 runways
    • Installing new centreline lighting on the primary runway

    Federal funding

    $10.1 million

  • St. John's Port Authority: conducting a study to improve productivity

    Applicant

    St. John's Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Looking into ways to improve productivity at the main cargo handling facilities in the Port of St. John's

    Federal funding

    $175,000

  • Thunder Bay Port Authority: optimizing the port

    Applicant

    Thunder Bay Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Adding upgraded rail tracks and laydown areas for cargo staging and transshipment
    • Building a 4,645 square meter multi-purpose heated facility

    Federal funding

    $7.5 million

  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority: building a new overpass and rail track along the Burrard Inlet

    Applicant

    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Building:
      • a 600 metre, 2-lane elevated structure
      • a 600-metre extension of the existing 2-lane Waterfront Road
      • road infrastructure along Commissioner Street
      • 5.3 km of new railway track along the Canadian Pacific Railway Cascade Subdivision

    Federal funding

    $67.6 million

  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority: building an underpass and overpass to separate the road and railway corridors

    Applicant

    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Building:
      • a rail siding to support the Canadian Pacific Railway Vancouver Intermodal Facility
      • a 4-lane road underpass crossing below the railway track
      • a 2-lane road overpass crossing above the railway track

    Federal funding

    $48.8 million

  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority: designing 2 grade separations

    Applicant

    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Developing engineering designs for 2 grade separations:
      • the Canadian Pacific Railway Cascade Subdivision at Westwood Street
      • Kingsway Avenue in Coquitlam along the Canadian Pacific Railway Westminster Subdivision

    Federal funding

    $1.08 million

  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority: designing 2 overpasses

    Applicant

    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Developing engineering designs to:
      • separate the road and railway corridors by raising both Pitt River Road and Colony Farm Road to pass over the Canadian Pacific Railway
      • double-track a 5.2 km section of the Canadian Pacific Railway

    Federal funding

    $2.09 million

  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority: improving capacity in the North Shore Corridor

    Applicant

    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Upgrading the Thornton Rail Tunnel
    • Building a 5.5 km staging track
    • Designing and rebuilding Douglas Road to pass over the railway

    Federal funding

    $76.9 million

  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority: increasing clearance height for traffic on Mountain Highway

    Applicant

    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

    Work being done

    • Lowering the northbound lane of Mountain Highway to give enough clearance for oversized cargo to pass under the existing Canadian National Railway structure
    • Realigning a 250 meter section of Dominion Street
    • Improving access and sidewalks

    Federal funding

    $3.85 million

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