Selkirk Paving wins B.C. award
By Andrew Macklin
December 21, 2015 – Selkirk Paving of Crescent Valley has won this year’s Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award in the category of paving for the Highway 3 Bombi Junction to Nelway Junction resurfacing project. The award was handed out at an event hosted by the B.C. Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association.
The Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards recognizes construction and maintenance companies demonstrating excellence in the categories of grading, paving, bridges and structures, safety innovation, and highway maintenance work throughout the province.
“This award is well-deserved and highlights the excellent work performed by Selkirk Paving to improve the essential Highway 3 corridor and side-road network, along with the true community spirit shown when crews went above and beyond the job at hand,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “Congratulations as well to the other finalists for their great work this year in keeping B.C.’s transportation network safe and reliable for the travelling public.”
This $4.8-million contract included paving 26 kilometres of Highway 3 south of Salmo. Work also involved paving five kilometres of side roads, as well as additional paving on municipal roads in partnership with the Village of Fruitvale and the Village of Salmo.
Selkirk Paving won the award based on excellent quality control and their brand new asphalt plant that resulted in reduced emissions. In addition, the crew worked in close partnership with local governments, donated their work at the Salmo Youth Centre and on a parking project in Crescent Valley, and responded to a local fire in Castlegar.
The other finalists in this category were Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd. for Highway 27 Braeside Road to Stuart River and O.K. Industries Ltd. for Highway 19 Eve River Bridge to Tsitika River Bridge resurfacing and Roberts Lake/Sayward Road shoulder widening.