Improving Highway Maintenance for the Sudbury Area
Province Awards Contract for Year-Round Maintenance Services
Ontario has awarded a new highway maintenance contract for the Sudbury and surrounding area to Emcon Services Inc. that will take effect Sept. 1, 2018.
The current service provider, DBi, will continue to provide all maintenance services up to and including this date to ensure services continue uninterrupted.
The award follows the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) on March 22, 2017, to choose a new year-round service provider through an open and transparent competitive process. The RFP included several new measures to strengthen winter maintenance activities, including enhancements to winter equipment requirements, road patrolling requirements and the use of winter materials.
In total, the province received six high-quality proposals with interest from contractors of various sizes. Emcon Services Inc. was selected through a best-value selection process.
Ontario's highways are among the safest in North America, and the province is committed to keeping them as safe as possible.
- Ontario’s highway maintenance contractors maintain 16,900 kilometres of provincial highway. If placed end to end, Ontario’s highways would span Canada twice.
- More than 1,000 snowplows and salt-sand spreaders are used to fight winter storms on provincial highways.
- Plowing begins when two centimetres of snow or slush accumulate on the highway.