The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced this year's winners of the Deputy Minister's Contractor of the Year awards.
Tybo Contracting Ltd. won the award in the bridges and structures category for the Cariboo Overpass and Gaglardi Way Mobile Weigh Scale Project in Burnaby. The company was awarded an $84. Million contract for the project and challenges included working in a constrained environment and dealing with high traffic volume.
JPW Road and Bridge took the safety innovation award for their development of a fall arrest system for the Mara Bridge Stringer Replacement project. JPW Road and Bridge designed and built a portable overhead superstructure that accommodated up to four workers at a time, was high enough to allow ambulances and smaller vehicles to pass through, and was portable enough to be assembled and disassembled each day.
Seven companies won in the highway maintenance category for their work on the Highway 16 corridor. The winners were Yellowhead Road and Bridge Ltd. for Service Area 19 Fort George and Service Area 23 Nechako, Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. for Service Area 20 Robson and Service Area 24 Lakes, Billabong Road & Bridge Maintenance Inc. for Service Area 25
Bulkley Nass, Nechako Northcoast Construction for Service Area 26 Skeena, and O'Brien Road & Bridge Maintenance Ltd. for Service Area 27 North Coast.
Lafarge Canada C.O.B. won in the grading category for the Mufford/64th Avenue Rail Overpass at Highway 10 project. The new rail overpass was one of nine projects in the $307-million Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program and is designed to relieve traffic congestion and improve public safety over the 70-kilometre stretch that connects to Roberts Bank.
Dawson Construction Ltd. Won in the paving category for a $7.8-million project near Kamloops which involved repaving 42 kilometres of road including 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.