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Alaska Highway paving contract awarded

By Adam Freill   

Asphalt Construction Roads

Canadian government selects Peters Brothers Construction for resurfacing of the Alaska Highway in B.C.

Peters Brothers Construction Ltd. has been contracted to repair a 61-kilometre stretch of the Alaska Highway. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement (PSPC), announced awarding of the Government of Canada contract.

Valued at over $13.5 million the project involves repairing 61 kilometres of asphalt road surface by grinding the existing asphalt, removing deficient pavement, and applying an asphalt coating. The work will take place between km 390 and km 451 of the Alaska Highway, near Fort Nelson, B.C.

“The Alaska Highway is an important transportation link to the Yukon and northern British Columbia for residents and tourists,” explained Duclos. “Rehabilitations such as these are essential to keep this important route safe while supporting jobs locally, including those in Indigenous communities.”

The Alaska Highway stretches 2,450 kilometres across northern B.C. and southern Yukon into Alaska and includes 56 bridges, over 2,100 small culverts, and several pits and quarries. The PSPC is responsible for the sections from km 133, north of Fort St. John, B.C., to km 968 at the B.C.-Yukon border, including the principal land transportation link to northern B.C., the Yukon, and Alaska from the rest of Canada and the lower 48 American states.

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Work will begin in June, with the expectation that the repairs will be completed in October of this year.

 

www.pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

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