Media Fact Sheet | Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting

Company Summary/Business Overview

Background

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting LP is responsible for the maintenance of British Columbia’s provincial highways and roads between Brisco (North), Goatfel (West), Alberta (East) and the U.S. border (South).

Mainroad is not responsible for plowing within municipal boundaries or on forestry service roads.

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting LP has provided highway maintenance services for this area of the province since 2001. The western contract boundary is east of and generally parallel to the Kootenay Lake; southern is the US border; eastern is the Alberta border; and northern is approximately 28kms north of Radium.

Mainroad East Kootenay 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

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting’s office is located in Cranbrook, British Columbia with five supporting maintenance yards in the following locations:

  • Cranbrook
  • Sparwood
  • Fairmont
  • Elko
  • Yahk

Service Area

East Kootenay Service Area: 3,673 lane kilometers including 106 bridges (seven of which are bridge-size culverts), 45 retaining walls, 4,100 culverts, four tunnels (one rock tunnel and three pedestrian underpasses), 11,000 signs and 11 rest areas.

Maintenance Activities

  • continuous rest area maintenance and garbage pick up
  • ditch maintenance at various locations
  • dust and drainage control
  • grading on gravel roads
  • gravelling
  • mowing of vegetation
  • patching
  • pavement marking
  • paving in numerous areas
  • road and bridge maintenance
  • road base repairs
  • shoulder widening
  • sign installation and repairs
  • snow removal and winter operations
  • various construction and general contracting activities
  • Over 700 animals removed from service area highways annually
  • 8,700 hours of call centre operation hours

Management Team

General Manager: Al Sander
Operations Manager: Geoff Gwynne

Contact Information
Report road concerns to 24 hour toll free hotline number: 1-800-665-4929

Office Address:
258 Industrial Road F
Cranbrook, BC V1C 6N8
Tel: 250.417.4624
Email: eastkootenay@mainroad.ca
Social Media: Twitter: @MainroadEastK | Facebook: Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting LP

Media Contact

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

COR
Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting LP is COR certified by the BC Construction Safety Alliance.