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Peters Bros. Construction awarded Alaska Highway resurfacing contract

June 7, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff

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FORT NELSON, B.C. – Federal Minster of Public Services and Procurement Jean-Yves Duclos, on behalf of the Canadian Government, has awarded Peters Bros. Construction Ltd. a contract for resurfacing work along a 61-kilometre stretch of British Columbia’s Alaska Highway.

As per the $13.5 million-plus contract, Peters Bros. will repair the segment between kilometre 390 and kilometre 451 on the Alaska Highway near Fort Nelson, B.C. Work will include grinding the existing asphalt, removing faulty pavement and applying new asphalt coating.

Peters Bros. has agreed to the inclusion of an “Indigenous subcontracting component” as part of the contract, which will see 20 per cent of the project’s value going toward “social-economic benefits to Indigenous People and Indigenous firms of the region,” according to a release.

Work is set to begin this month, with repairs expected to wrap up sometime in October 2024.


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

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