SKEENA, B.C. — Starting today (July 27) Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. will assume highway maintenance in the Skeena region of British Columbia.
The region includes provincial roadways in and around Kitimat and Terrace, including Highways 112 and 37 South and segments of Highway 16. The maintenance contract will be effective until March 31, 2029 with an option for a five-year extension.
Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. is also the highway maintenance contractor for the Fraser Valley and has provided maintenance services in B.C. since 1996.
Private companies are contracted to the Government of B.C. to maintain provincial highways and roadways, providing an essential service to the people who live and work in the province. Each contractor is responsible for repairs and maintenance of driving surfaces and bridges, as well as roadside upkeep and winter maintenance, a government release stated.
Highway maintenance contractors maintain nearly 47,000 kilometres of road and 2,800 bridges in B.C. and the value of those 28 highway maintenance agreements is approximately $400 million annually, the statement added.