Category Roads and Associated Structures

Roads and Associated Structures

MINE ACCESS ROADS IN NORTHERN CANADA – ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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Note: This project used the PIEVC Protocol for various parts of the work, as well as additional surrounding work. An example of how the PIEVC Protocol can be integrated into large projects of wider scope. This study evaluates the climate-related vulnerabilities and related costs and benefits of the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road (TCWR), a mine access road built mainly over frozen lakes in the northeastern region of the Northwest Territories (NWT). The TCWR is the main access road for … Read more

Category Roads and Associated Structures

Roads and Associated Structures

CITY OF TORONTO STUDY OF THREE ROAD CULVERTS

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The City of Toronto owns over one hundred and fifty large culverts with diameters larger than 3 metres, and countless smaller culverts, all of which are affected in some way by changes in the climate. The collapse of the Finch Avenue culvert during the August 19, 2005 storm event highlights the importance of these pieces of infrastructure. The subsequent reconstruction of the culvert, utilities and roadway directly cost the City millions of dollars and the closure of Finch Avenue for … Read more

Category Roads and Associated Structures

Roads and Associated Structures

GOVERNMENT OF NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – HIGHWAY 3 WEST OF YELLOWKNIFE

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The Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) has developed a standardized protocol to assess the vulnerability of Canada’s public infrastructure to climate change. Case studies have been carried out to date across Canada, testing and calibrating this protocol on various infrastructures. This report presents the results of the case study undertaken for a 100 km section of Northwest Territories’ Highway 3 located between Behchoko (Rae-Edzo) and Yellowknife (km 240 to km 333). The principal objective of this vulnerability assessment is … Read more

Category Roads and Associated Structures

Roads and Associated Structures

BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE – YELLOWHEAD HWY 16

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The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is responding to issues of climate variability in its highway design, operation and maintenance processes by undertaking pilot climate change engineering vulnerability assessments of highway segments within the Province of British Columbia. The assessments evaluate highway structures in different geographical areas and climate regimes, given forecast changes in climate conditions. The goal is to understand how climate variability may impact current highway structures, and to prepare and adjust design, operation and maintenance … Read more

Category Roads and Associated Structures

Roads and Associated Structures

BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE – COQUIHALLA HIGHWAY – HOPE TO MERRITT SECTION

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The scope of the assessment encompassed the current design, construction, operation and management of this infrastructure as well as planned upgrades or major rehabilitation projects. The Hope to Merritt section of the Coquihalla Highway, Hwy 5, in British Columbia was constructed between 1982 and 1986 through mountainous terrain bordered by the Fraser Delta to the West and the Cascade Mountain Range to the East. The majority of the pavements for the Coquihalla Highway have undergone some form of rehabilitation and … Read more

Category Roads and Associated Structures

Roads and Associated Structures

CITY OF SUDBURY ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSEMENT

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This project was undertaken with support from the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Program, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan and Engineers Canada). To meet the climate change challenge, Engineers Canada and its partners have established the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) involving all three levels of government and nongovernmental organizations. The City of Greater Sudbury was selected as a case study in the roads and associated structures category. Dennis Consultants and Hydro-Com Technologies, divisions of R.V. Anderson Associates, conducted the … Read more