B.A. Blacktop of North Vancouver has won this year's Deputy Minister's Contractor of the Year Award in the bridges and structures category for its work on the Marine Drive/Lions Gate Transit Priority Project.
Located on Highway 1 just north of the Lions Gate Bridge, the $9-million project involved reconstruction of the north approach to the bridge and reconstruction of the new five-lane Marine Drive overpass, complete with a transit-only lane.
B.A. Blacktop was recognized for delivering the project successfully under the challenging conditions of working within one of the busiest traffic corridors in B.C.
The Deputy Minister's Contractor of the Year Awards recognize construction and maintenance companies demonstrating excellence in the categories of grading, paving, bridges and structures, and highway maintenance work throughout the province. The ninth annual awards were hosted by the B.C. Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association on Dec. 2 in Victoria.
The award runners-up in the bridges and structures category were Graham Infrastructure Ltd. of Delta for work on the 64th Street & 36th Avenue Underpass project, and Cortez Construction Ltd. of Kamloops for work on the Cranberry Bridges Deck Resurfacing project.
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