Contractor poised to maintain highway in the London Ontario area

Contractor Carillion has been appointed the preferred bidder to maintain the highways in Ontario, Canada, for the next 12 years in a job worth £100m.

The contract will see Carillion perform routine maintenance and also be paid extra for additional preventative maintenance services when required.

Richard Howson, chief executive of Carillion, said: “This announcement further reinforces Carillion’s position as the leading private sector provider of highway maintenance services in Canada.”

The contractor has previously been appointed to two other highways maintenance contracts in Canada, one in the Huntsville region of Ontario and the other in Eastern Central Region of Alberta, worth over £200m over the next 11 years.

Earlier this week Carillion’s UK business won a £105m contract to turn the M6 in Birmingham into a managed motorway with technology to control speed and traffic flow.