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.