Menard Canada


Proposed transportation routes are often in the path of obstacles which can require spanning, tunneling or a change in grade. To overcome these obstacles, the construction of embankments, abutments and retaining walls can be required and can generate significant loads which are carried by the foundation soils. Traditional construction practises involved supporting these heavily loaded structures by piles. However, Menard Canada offers a myriad of ground improvement solutions which can be both an economical and faster alternative to deep foundation systems. Ground improvement systems can even be design in conjunction with other economical structures such as MSE walls.


  • Control settlements under roads and structures
  • Ensure global stability of high embankments and retaining walls
  • Economize time and expense of construction

Featured Transportation Projects

  • Regina Bypass

    Regina, SK
    The Regina Bypass represents a massive construction project for the capital city of Saskatchewan. The project consists of a series of roads and bridges all over the metropolitan area. As part of the bridge design, wick drains were to be installed under the approach embankments to decrease consolidation time. Menard Canada was selected as the wick drain contractor for Bridge... Read More
  • Spur Rail Line

    Belle Plaine, SK
    The Belle Plaine Spur Rail Line is a facility and rail line expansion completed for Canadian Pacific in Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan. This project is a part of a larger overall construction plan to build a Canadian Pacific rail line to service the K+S Legacy potash mine northeast of Moose Jaw, SK. The vertical wick drain ground improvement work was required... Read More
  • Mission Bridge No. 2317, Seismic Safety Retrofit, PH3

    Abbotsford, BC Canada
    To satisfy the current and more stringent Building Code seismic design standards, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is carrying out a seismic safety retrofit of Mission Bridge No. 2317 which spans the Fraser River between Mission and Abbotsford, BC. As part of the rehabilitation, ground improvement is required around the foreshore pile supported Pier S4 and the inland S10... Read More
  • Bridge over Road 175

    Stoneham, QC
    Ministère des Transports du Québec contracted Excavation Chicoutimi Inc. to build two overpass bridges on Talbot boulevard (Road 175) in Stoneham. Menard Canada was awarded the soil improvement works under the future bridges. Vibro-replacement was selected as the appropriate technique based on the existing soil conditions. Read More