DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The 2021 B.C. Transportation Contractor of the Year Awards of Excellence were given out on Friday, combining both 2020 and 2021 winners in six different categories.
Dawson Construction won the 2021 paving award, and Dawson Road Maintenance won the road and bridge maintenance award for 2020.
“As the past few weeks have shown, British Columbians can always count on the province’s heavy construction industry to step up when they’re most needed,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
“Though these are annual awards, it’s especially important this year for us to acknowledge these contractors who tirelessly maintain our province’s highways and roads. The expertise and resilience of the winners and nominees is greatly appreciated.”
Dawson Road Maintenance was recognized for its road and bridge maintenance work in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no awards ceremony in 2020.
Dawson Road Maintenance maintains about 5,873 lane-kilometres of roads, four rest areas, about 180 bridge structures, avalanche and rockfall areas and an inline ferry in the South Cariboo region. The contractor serves 14 Indigenous communities and the towns of 100 Mile House, Cache Creek, Clinton, Ashcroft and Lillooet.
Dawson Road Maintenance was up against Capilano Highway Services for the road and bridge maintenance award for 2020. Capilano Highway Services maintains around 1,000 kilometres of roads and 24 bridges on the Sunshine Coast.
Dawson Construction was recognized for its work paving Highway 97 from Wright Station to Enterprise road. According to a release, the company completed the 100 Mile segment of the project by the milestone date, and most work was done at night to minimize disruptions to traffic.
Dawson Construction was up against Vernon Paving (Lafarge Canada) for the 2021 paving award.
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