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Public Services and Procurement Canada is committed to protecting the safety of Canadians through ongoing maintenance of its infrastructure.

July 29, 2021 – Fort Nelson, British Columbia – Public Services and Procurement Canada

Building modern, reliable public infrastructure and employing local jobs
Public Services and Procurement Canada is committed to protecting the safety of Canadians through ongoing maintenance of its infrastructure.

Today the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced a contract worth $39.6 million to Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd., Penticton, British Columbia, to upgrade the road surface at two different areas of the Alaska Highway around Fort Nelson, British Columbia.

Through the contract, Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd.will make a number of infrastructure improvements, including the conversion of the current road surface to a stronger, more durable pavement that will make the highway safer and reduce maintenance costs. The work will start this summer and is scheduled to be completed in fall 2021.

This project will employ the local labour force and Indigenous companies. The contract includes an Indigenous Participation Component that requires the formation of partnerships with local First Nations. 

“The Alaska Highway is integral to the economy of this part of Canada. Enhancements to the highway are part of the government’s ongoing commitment to keep this important route safe for travellers and will support important jobs locally, including those in indigenous communities.”

The Honourable Anita Anand 

Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Cecely Roy

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Anita Anand

343-549-7293

cecely.roy@canada.ca