Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting LP has won this year's Deputy Minister's Contractor of the Year Award in Road and Bridge Maintenance for work in the Lower Mainland service area.
The company consistently comes up against challenging winter weather conditions, along with managing some of the busiest highway corridors in the Lower Mainland. It is proactive in meeting these challenges, using sophisticated weather reports to respond to and identify problem areas, especially during freezing events, which are common in the region.
Mainroad responds to customer needs in a timely manner and has been volunteering in the community since the beginning of its contract, donating repairs and upgrades for local organizations.
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. This year a new category for excellence in safety innovation was also awarded. The 10th annual awards were hosted by the B.C. Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association on Dec. 7 in Victoria.
The award runners-up in the road and bridge maintenance category were Yellowhead Road and Bridge (North Peace) Ltd. for work in the North Peace service area and Argo Road Maintenance (South Okanagan) Inc. for work in the South Okanagan service area.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Mary Polak -
"This award is well deserved and highlights the excellent work Mainroad Contracting did in some very challenging weather conditions in the Lower Mainland last winter and the proactive approach it took to meet those challenges."
"Road safety and efficiency is one of this government's top priorities, and I'd like to congratulate all the finalists for keeping our roads, highways and bridges safe this year."
Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Kevin Falcon -
"Time and time again, the exceptional workers at Mainroad Contracting have proven they can overcome road conditions of all kinds in the name of keeping Surrey residents safe. I congratulate them as well as the runners-up for the fantastic work they do all year long."
Photographs of the Deputy Minister's Contractor of the Year Awards winners and finalists can be viewed at:
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure