Dawson Construction Limited has won this year’s Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award in the paving category, for a multi-part project in the Kamloops area.
This $7.8-million investment in repaving 42 kilometres of road included: Highway 1 from Vicars Rd. to Grand Blvd., Westsyde Rd. from Black Pines to McLure Ferry, Highway 5A from Rose Hill Rd. to Cardeau Hill, and the Lac le Jeune Road Walloper Interchange to the Kamloops municipal boundary.
As an additional benefit to truckers, the westbound climbing lane from Aberdeen Underpass to Versatile Dr. on Highway 1 was also repaved for a smoother and safer ride.
Dawson Construction Limited won the award based on the project’s complexity (various sites with different paving requirements), for keeping on schedule, and for addressing a number of stakeholder concerns that arose over the course of the project. In addition, the Highway 1 work was done at night to minimize traffic disruptions.
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. There is also an award for excellence in safety innovation.
The 12th annual awards were hosted by the B.C. Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association on Friday, Dec. 5 in Victoria.
The other finalists in this category were ARC Asphalt Recycling Inc. for Highway 1 Walhachin to Tobiano hot-in-place-recycling, and Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. for Highway 3 Chain Up to Blazed Creek.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone -
“This award is well-deserved and highlights the excellent work performed by Dawson Construction Limited to improve roads in the Kamloops area. Congratulations as well to the other finalists for their great work this year in keeping B.C.’s transportation network safe and efficient for the travelling public.”
Minister of Health and MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson Terry Lake -
“These corridors are essential to the regional economy and the improvements are benefiting commercial, residential and recreational travellers. It is great to see Dawson Construction Limited be recognized with this special Deputy Minister’s Award.”
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart -
“I want to add my congratulations for the high-quality work this company has done in our communities. I know that the commuters, residents, commercial drivers and visitors to this region appreciate these routes being kept safe and efficient.”
Photographs of the Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award winners and finalists can be viewed at: http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/celebratingexcellence/contractors.htm
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