Important industry notices
Latest Notices from MTI Permits Services
2022 Spring Road Restrictions (SRR)
Please be advised that 2022 Spring Road Restrictions (SRR) will end at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, May 31 (no restrictions starting from Wednesday, June 1) in Climate Zone 3 (Thompson and Northern areas).
As notified earlier, SRR ended on Friday, May 20 in Climate Zone 1A (Southern Manitoba), Saturday, May 21 in Climate Zone 1B (Swan River area) and Tuesday, May 24 in Zone 2 (The Pas area).
2021-2022 Winter Seasonal Weights (WSW) – Order No. 10
Please be advised that 2021-2022 Highway Winter Seasonal Weights (WSW) will end at midnight on Friday, March 18, 2022 in Climate Zone 2 (The Pas area) and Climate Zone 3 (Thompson area).
WSW will end on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Climate Zone 1A (Southern Manitoba) and Climate Zone 1B (Swan River area) as notified earlier.
FUEL COST ADJUSTMENT
Winnipeg Public Works department is adding a fuel cost adjustment clause as an addendum to road construction contracts, excepting any element of water and waste work in those contracts.
Click here to see an example of such an addendum.
- Water & Waste has decided against including such a clause in its contracts. The MHCA continues to press senior City administrators to change that decision
- Fuel price adjustment clause for bid hourly work (such a snow clearing) is under consideration; the City will likely decide upon this adjustment in later summer
To read the details of the Public Works fuel adjustment clause, click here.
Notice: Traffic Control signage – Contractors
I wish to draw the attention of your members to the revised Traffic Control clause in our tenders for 2022 (E7.1(c) below). This clause has been included in advertised tenders since late last year, and so is currently active in several roadway contracts. This operation, and the stock of signs for its function, was previously conducted primarily by the Traffic Services Branch of Public Works. For this change, contractors must have or have access to (though a subcontractor) the necessary regulatory signage for the operations noted below.
As PWD is aware that not all contractors will have a sufficient stock of the required signs to manage this new operation for all of their projects, the Traffic Services Branch has agreed to supply on loan – for 2022 only – the signs needed for the additional operations, new this year. A number of contractors are already aware and have been taking advantage of this.
Traffic Services will be keeping track of the signs loaned out, and those not returned at the end of the project will be charged through a CWO at the end of the contract.
Contractors should confirm the numbers and types with their respective Contract Administrators and the project’s staging plans prior to contacting Traffic Services.
Contractors and are further cautioned to not request any more signs than Traffic Services would have supplied in the same operation prior to this change. Traffic Services does not have an unlimited supply of all signs and still have their own extensive operations to conduct.
For the 2023 construction season, contractors and/or their subcontractors will be responsible for their own supply.
Michelle Stainton, P. Eng.
A/Project Management Engineer
Public Works Department
Project Management Branch – Engineering Division
Province Announces Third Intake for Quarry Rehabilitation Program
heavy construction industry minimum wages
The Manitoba Government has posted online the draft regulations for the updated heavy construction industry minimum wages. The proposals will go to consultations, following which it is expected the new minimum wage scale will be implemented September 1, 2022.
Construction Specifications for Emulsified Asphalt Chip Seals
Recycled Concrete Aggregates (RCAs) in Construction Season 2022
The MHCA wishes to convey the below information sent (verbatim) by the City of Winnipeg to industry arising from discussions with Public Works related to the use of RCAs for the 2022 construction season.
“For the 2022 construction season, the CW3110-R21 materials, Granular A, B, & C will be specified in tenders without modifications to engineering properties and gradations.
Granular C, which may be Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) or limestone, will be predominately specified on road renewal locations that require a rehabilitation treatment as well as under sidewalks and private approaches. Specific project exceptions may apply.
Granular B, which may be RCA or limestone, will be predominately specified for sub-base on low volume residential streets and alleys where a reconstruction treatment is required. For 2022, there are 8 residential streets and 2 alleys reconstructions where Granular B will be specified which currently represent all the low volume street and alley reconstructions expected to be tendered. If additional low volume residential street and alley reconstructions are identified, a determination will be made on the specified materials based on site conditions and other design factors.
The 10 locations identified above represents approximately 6 lane-km of pavement and an estimated 21,000 tonnes of Granular B sub-base material. Where the contractor chooses to use RCA for Granular B, the intent is for the City to work closely with the supplier and the contractor on quality control and placement as the intent is to monitor and improve consistency of the material. This is the same approach as was used in 2021. There are no payment adjustments specified in CW3110-R21. Where material meets rejection/removal criteria, no material placed before results of the first failed test are received will be required to be removed.
Granular A will be specified for all other street reconstructions.”
Brad Neirinck, P. Eng.
Manager of Engineering
City of Winnipeg
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
new Manitoba Online Permitting System
The Province of Manitoba has upgraded its online permitting system, now called Manitoba MOOVES (Moving Oversize & Overweight Vehicles Efficiently and Safely). Information regarding the updated system, including carrier and permit service account set up and other details can be seen at https://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/mcd/permits/arps.html