Highway Maintenance Contract Bid Opportunities

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

Together, these maintenance contractors:

  • Maintain more than 47,500 kilometres of highway and 2,800 structures
  • Provide maintenance services 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Provide a broad range of services including winter maintenance, surface maintenance, drainage maintenance, roadside maintenance, traffic maintenance, bridge maintenance and highway patrol
  • Are responsible for identifying, planning and prioritizing the work for the services

Maintenance contractors must make sure that the services they provide meet the specifications set out in highway maintenance agreements.

The value of these 28 highway maintenance agreements total approximately $400 million annually.

Current Maintenance Contract Bid Opportunities

From 2003-06, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure began entering into 10-year agreements with maintenance contractors to provide highway maintenance services across the province.

In 2012, the ministry reached agreements with the BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association to extend 27 of the 28 existing highway maintenance agreements for an additional five years (mostly through to 2018-19). The highway maintenance agreement for Service Area 11 – East Kootenay was not extended.  A new agreement will begin in September, 2016.

Check the current agreements to find out when the remaining contracts expire: