Carillion Canada, a unit of UK-based support services and construction company Carillion, has won a $156m contract from Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation to provide highway maintenance for 12 years.

Under the contract, the company will provide year-round routine maintenance services for provincial highways in the London area of Ontario starting from May this year. The company will also carry out preventative maintenance services when required, for which additional payments will be made to the company, increasing the contract value.

Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said: "We are delighted to have been chosen to work in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, to deliver highway maintenance services for the London area of Ontario. This announcement further reinforces Carillion’s position as the leading private sector provider of highway maintenance services in Canada."

The company has also secured similar maintenance contracts worth £200m for 11 years in the Huntsville area of Ontario and the Eastern Central Region of Alberta. Earlier this week, Carillion also won a £104.9m contract from the UK Highways Agency to transform another section of the M6 in Birmingham, between Junctions 5 and 8, into a managed motorway.

Under the terms of the deal, the company will use a range of technologies and adopt new operating procedures to control traffic flow.The company will install variable mandatory speed limits, as well as opening up the hard shoulder to traffic to reduce congestion, improve journey times and addition safety.


Picture caption: Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said to be delighted to have won the maintenance contract in Ontario. Image courtesy of Bert van ‘t Hul