Private contractors are responsible for maintaining provincial highways year-round 28 different contract service areas throughout the province. Each contractor repairs and maintains the driving surface, completes all roadside upkeep and handles 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. Each service area follows the same template for its form of highway maintenance agreement, depending on when each contract began.
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.
- 2018-2019 Quality Plan and Contractor Assessment Program Manual (PDF)
- 2003-2004 Quality Plan and Contractor Assessment Program Manual (PDF)
Become a Highway Maintenance Contractor
B.C.’s highways are maintained by private contractors in 28 service areas throughout the province.