Media Fact Sheet | Mainroad South Island Contracting

Mainroad South Island Contracting LP

Company Summary/Business Overview

Background

Mainroad South Island Contracting LP has maintained a presence on Vancouver Island since 1995 and is currently responsible for the Service Area 1 contract for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Mainroad is responsible for the maintenance of British Columbia’s provincial highways and roads including 3,615 lane kilometers of roadway on South Vancouver Island from Chemainus in the North end to Victoria including roads to Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan, Sooke and all of the roads on the six Southern Gulf Islands. Mainroad is not responsible for plowing strata roads.

The headquarters and primary works yard for Mainroad South Island Contracting is located in Langford with supporting works yards in:

  • North Duncan
  • Sooke
  • Cobble Hill
  • BC’s Gulf Islands | Galiano, Mayne, Pender, Salt Spring, Thetis, and Saturna.

The company shares the same geographic region as our heavy equipment and civil construction company G&E Contracting LP, Raylec Power LP, SPR Traffic Services LP, as well as salt depots for Mainroad Maintenance Products LP. Mainroad South Island Contracting is a division of the Mainroad Group, a 100% employee owned company recognized as a leader in providing safe and reliable road maintenance, products, and construction services for civil infrastructure works and commercial building projects.  About Mainroad Group

Service Area
The South Vancouver Island Service Area: 3,615 lane kilometres including 201 bridge structures, 10 service yards and at last count, approximately 144,000 signs.

This region is susceptible to seasonal wind, rain and snow storms. One important and challenging area in particular is the Malahat section of Highway #1 just north of Victoria – the main link for Island traffic north and south with significant elevation change.

Mainroad installed Malahat’s Weather Station near the summit and can access real time data from the site to forecast weather and road conditions and to prepare equipment and crews in advance of road conditions that can change rapidly.

Maintenance Activities

  • chip sealing and spray patching
  • ditching
  • grading and dust control
  • highway cleaning
  • major crack sealing
  • mowing of vegetation and landscape maintenance
  • paving
  • roadside barrier repairs
  • sign maintenance
  • Various bridge maintenance and inspections

Awards

  • In 2016, Mainroad South Island Contracting placed 2nd in the Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence for performance excellence.

ISO

Mainroad South Island Contracting LP adheres to:

  • ISO 9001:2008 – Quality management system
  • ISO 14001:2004 – Environmental management system
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 – Occupational Health and Safety

COR

Mainroad South Island Contracting LP is COR certified by the BC Construction Safety Alliance.

Management Team

General Manager:  Rick Gill
Operations Manager: Leon Bohmer

Contact Information

Report road concerns to 24 hour toll free hotline number: 1-877-391-7310
Office Address: 2895 Westshore Parkway
Victoria, BC V9B 0B2
Tel: 250-391-7310 Email: southisland@mainroad.ca

Twitter: @MainroadSIsland

Media Contact

Niki Taylor, Communications Specialist
Mainroad Group Communications
17474 56th Avenue Surrey, BC V3S 1C3
604-575-7032 | communications@mainroad.ca
www.mainroad.ca