Government of Canada awards Alaska Highway maintenance contract

FORT NELSON, BC—Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has awarded a contract for the maintenance of an 835-kilometre section of the Alaska Highway that extends from north of Fort St. John, British Columbia, to the BC and Yukon border.
The contract has been awarded to White Bear Industries Ltd. of Terrace, BC and will allow for work and maintenance operations to address many of the current concerns of the highway’s safety. The work includes the rehabilitation of highway surfaces and slopes as well as the cleaning and repairing of drainage ditches.
The Alaska Highway stretches 2,450 kilometres across northern B.C. and southern Yukon into Alaska. This five-year maintenance contract, with two options on extending, is for $79.8 million.
Maintenance tasks such as snow removal, sanding, ice controlling and pavement line marking will also be performed throughout the duration of the contract.