City of Edmonton unveils design of 50 Street rail crossing overpass

City of Edmonton unveils design of 50 Street rail crossing overpass

The design work for the 50 Street train crossing in east Edmonton is complete. The at-grade rail Canadian Pacific Railway crossing has been a headache for drivers for years. In 2018, the federal government committed $40 million to add grade separation at the crossing at 50 Street and 82 Avenue. Read more: Edmonton’s 50…

Manitoba unveils blueprint for decades’ worth of upgrades to South Perimeter Highway

Manitoba unveils blueprint for decades’ worth of upgrades to South Perimeter Highway

The province of Manitoba has released its overall vision for Winnipeg’s South Perimeter Highway, which is going to see some major upgrades over at least the next two decades. “We’ve set out to do substantive work to address safety and operational problems. This study will serve as our blueprint for the next 20 to…

A bathroom with a view: Tokyo unveils transparent public toilets

A bathroom with a view: Tokyo unveils transparent public toilets

Tokyo, Japan is putting the “public” in “public toilet” with two new, futuristic bathrooms surrounded by transparent glass. The fixtures opened in the city’s Shibuya neighbourhood earlier this month, where they’re already attracting visitors who are eager to see how they work. Each restroom is a glass case of defecation, with a toilet, sink,…