Radium roundabout contractor honoured
Copcan Civil Ltd. B.C. has been named as a Transportation Contractor of the Year Awards of Excellence winner for its work on the Highway 93/95 Intersection Improvements Project in Radium Hot Springs.
The 2021 B.C. Transportation Contractor of the Year Awards of Excellence, which recognize the contractors behind some of the province’s most important transportation and infrastructure projects, took place on Dec. 3.
Since no awards were given out last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, awards were given out at this year’s ceremony for both 2020 and 2021 in the following categories: workplace health and safety, bridges and structures, grading, paving, community service, and road and bridge maintenance.
“As the past few weeks have shown, British Columbians can always count on the province’s heavy construction industry to step up when they’re most needed,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Though these are annual awards, it’s especially important this year for us to acknowledge these contractors who tirelessly maintain our province’s highways and roads. The expertise and resilience of the winners and nominees is greatly appreciated.”
Copcan Civil Ltd. was the grading award winner in 2020 for its work on the $5.6 million Highway 93/95 roundabout project.
Work included replacing the four-way stop, which caused heavy congestion and lengthy delays during peak travel periods, with a roundabout to keep traffic moving efficiently and safely through the community.
Copcan worked with businesses and stakeholders to minimize disruption and finished the project months ahead of the contract completion date, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure noted.
Lead image: Grading work underway on the Radium roundabout in 2020. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo