Highway Maintenance

Private contractors are responsible for maintaining provincial highways year-round in their service area. They repair and maintain the driving surface (such as asphalt and gravel), the roadside upkeep in addition to handling bridge and winter maintenance.

Some examples of the contractor’s duties include:

  • Pothole patching
  • Maintenance of gravel roads
  • Signage maintenance
  • Bridge repair
  • Crack sealing
  • Snow and ice control
  • Drainage management
  • Traffic management

Agreement & Specifications

There are 28 highway maintenance service areas across the province. The existing highway maintenance service agreements will begin expiring September, 2016.

Quality & Safety

Contractors must meet obligations outlined in the highway maintenance service agreements to protect public safety, the environment, the infrastructure, and public funds.

Contractors undergo local, regional and stakeholder assessments to ensure compliance with the maintenance specifications and contract requirements.

Become a Highway Maintenance Contractor

B.C.’s highways are maintained by private contractors in 28 service areas throughout the province.


Contact Information

Contact ministry staff or contractors about highway infrastructure maintenance services or contracting.

Report a Problem

Report a Problem

Report a problem such as pot holes, highway or bridge damage, sign damage, pavement marking, drainage problems, road debris or an animal carcass.

You can also report electrical problems like overhead signs, street lights, pedestrian lighting, and signals that are out or damaged.

Avalanche Safety

The avalanche safety plan provides an established set of practices related to working in highway operations and maintenance in avalanche terrain.

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