In 2019, Ledcor was awarded a 10-year contract to provide highway maintenance services in Alberta Transportation’s Contract Maintenance Area 504. The contract includes maintenance and repairs of over 2,000 lane-kilometres of paved provincial highways in the northern Alberta region of Grande Prairie. The highway network under this contract includes the key high-traffic corridors of Highway 40 and Highway 43. Highway 43 is recognized as a Level One highway and forms part of Canada’s national highway system and serves as a critical east-west transportation route.
The maintenance contract recognizes Ledcor’s nearly 25 years of successful highway maintenance contracting in Alberta and over ten years previously in the Grande Prairie area. Under the terms of thiscontract, Ledcor is responsible for year-round, winter, and seasonal maintenance. Year-round maintenance responsibilities include regular road inspections and condition reporting, sign maintenance and emergency response. Winter maintenance responsibilities include snow removal and ice control. Seasonal maintenance work includes key maintenance activities such as grading and maintenance of gravel road surfaces, crack sealing, spray patching, pavement patching, line painting and pavement marking, drainage maintenance (including ditching, culverts and catch basins), vegetation control (including brushing and mowing), bridge inspection and maintenance, sign and safety device maintenance, incident response and emergency traffic control.
As a key employer and community member in the area, Ledcor works closely with local municipalities and stakeholders to develop relationships and build partnerships to provide improved maintenance services and support to each local community. Emergency response assistance, development and sharing of highway maintenance best practices, training and employment opportunities and other community support initiatives are examples of the positive impact Ledcor has on the local communities.