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AIL employees support Fort McMurray wildfire relief

June 14, 2016

Across Canada, in every manufacturing plant and office of Atlantic Industries Limited, AIL folks have colleagues friends or relatives affected by the devastating wildfire that ravaged parts of Fort McMurray.

AIL, Vist-A-Walls and Grid-Strips go to great lengths on Edmonton interchange project

May 12, 2016

The City of Edmonton’s QEII Highway and 41st Avenue SW Interchange project opened to traffic in late 2015. The partial cloverleaf interchange carries busy 41st Avenue over Blackmud Creek, the QEII and a major rail corridor. Following several major installations in Western Canada using AIL’s Vist-A-Wall MSE Structural Wall System, Atlantic Industries Ltd. was the specified supplier for three false abutment walls on the road/rail overpass portion of this project.

In-stock aluminum arch, precast footings accelerate BC washout fix

May 11, 2016

In McBride, BC, a pair of old culverts had collapsed impeding a salmon-bearing tributary of the Fraser River. This eventually caused an access road to wash out, exposing the village’s main sanitary line to its sewage lagoon. Due to the danger of that 40-year-old asbestos/concrete pipe also failing and the time crunch of an approaching winter, quick action was needed.

Sound Barrier integrates with existing LRT guideway in BC

April 25, 2016

The Evergreen Line is an 11 km extension to the existing SkyTrain system in Vancouver, BC. Scheduled to complete in early 2017, it will connect Coquitlam City Centre through Port Moody to the Lougheed Town Centre Station in Burnaby. Due to residential towers being developed near that station’s elevated guideway, a lightweight sound mitigation solution was required that could be easily be integrated with its existing railing structures.

Emergency solution part of rush culvert replacement on BC’s Highway 99

February 3, 2016

Highway 99 is the main route south from Vancouver to the USA. Shutting down two lanes of traffic for an extended period of time would be a disaster for this highway. And that’s exactly what BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BC MoTI) officials were thinking when a large sink hole suddenly appeared due to a failed culvert.

Traffic keeps rolling as BC GRS Bridge installs in just eight days

February 3, 2016

As part of a major re-alignment on a forestry service road about 30 km west of Mackenzie, BC, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations needed to find a quick, economical and environmentally-friendly solution to replace two smaller failing culverts. An AIL Geotextile Reinforced Soil (GRS) Bridge proved to be the perfect solution.

Unique Hampton, NB truss bridge arches over double-stack trains

February 3, 2016

A recent project to replace an old bridge over a CN Rail line had our bridge designers thinking outside of the box to create an over-arching solution for an extremely snug site.

Bolt-A-Plate with Best•Kote best choice for Muskoka culverts

November 30, 2015

In Ontario’s busy cottage country, road closures can rock the boats of more than a few Muskokans. The region bore the brunt of severe flooding in 2013, with a state of emergency being declared. Barkway Road, home to this project, was closed for a full two weeks. In 2014, the deteriorating culvert at this site finally failed during another severe storm.

Contractor sells Kelowna on AIL’s economical bridging alternative

November 30, 2015

Mission Creek Regional Park is a 92-hectare nature reserve located in the centre of Kelowna, BC. The park contains over 12 km of hiking trails including a self-guided interpretation trail featuring two crossings over the Creek – one of which was in dire need of replacement.

Manitoba First Nation celebrates new lifeline in their community

November 26, 2015

The Members of western Manitoba’s Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve had been waiting 45 years to have a safe bridge replacement to connect the two halves of the community. Newer, larger water trucks and other heavy vehicles were dangerously stressing their old bridge and it had been condemned. Time was of the essence. A new Modular Bridge with a pedestrian walkway from AIL was the perfect solution.

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