Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting LP
Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting LP is responsible for the maintenance of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland provincial highways including:
- Port Mann Bridge/Hwy. 1 between Cassiar Tunnel and 264th St.;
- Highway 91 and 91A;
- Highway 99: between Oak Street Bridge and the US Border;
- Highway 10: Hwy. 91 to Hwy. 10
- Highway 13: between Highway 1 and the US Border;
- Highway 15: between Highway 1 and the US Border;
- Highway 17: Highway 17A to BC Ferries Causeway
- Highway 17A: Highway 99 to Highway 17;
- Lougheed Highway: between Highway 1 and Ruskin;
- 8th Avenue: Highway 15 to Highway 99;
- Main Arterial Routes at UBC;
- Barnston Island.
Mainroad is not responsible for plowing within municipal boundaries.
The Lower Mainland is one of the busiest transportation zones in Canada with port facilities; rail and cruise ship lines; one international and three regional airports; ferry, bus and trucking terminals; and US border locations. It is a highly urbanized and rapidly growing region with the highest concentration of people and communities in the province and a magnet for tourism. While the area is generally subject to a mild coastal atmosphere, it can periodically experience severe wind, rain, and snow conditions.
The headquarters and main works yard for Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting are located in Surrey’s Cloverdale community with supporting facilities in Burnaby, Surrey and Langley.
Specific road maintenance challenges include:
- Communications/traffic monitoring and control
- Concentrated population base
- Environmental issues
- Ferry and port terminals/international border crossings
- Freeways, major bridges, swing bridges, HOV lanes
- Heavy and high speed traffic routes
- Large and diverse stakeholder groups
- Major bridge structures
- Traffic control flow operations (bridge and tunnel)
The Lower Mainland Service area: 1,430 lane kilometers including 311 structures (e.g. bridges, retaining walls, culverts, and sign structures) and a wide array of signage ranging from a single face on a post to a face on a sign bridge spanning multiple lanes.
- bridge deck and structural repairs
- concrete barrier maintenance
- culvert repairs and rehabilitation
- drainage control
- installation of raised pavement markers
- median Cable barrier maintenance
- mowing of vegetation
- pavement patching and rehabilitation
- roadside fence repairs
- sign cleaning and replacement
Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting completes a multitude of projects on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and others for example:
- Whistler Olympic signage and Olympic Rings installation;
- Various multi-plate pipe replacement projects on Hwy 99;
- George Massey Tunnel shut down and counter flow installation;
- Bridge maintenance and repairs for most municipalities within the Lower Mainland;
- Installation of the first cable barrier restraint system in British Columbia.
Roadway services available include:
- Road repairs and rehabilitation
- Traffic Management (including Special Event and Motion Picture filming)
- Winter Road Maintenance
With a large and concentrated population in the Lower Mainland and limited access routes, emergency planners have developed a network of roads as disaster response routes. Mainroad’s crews and management staff are designated “first responders” in the case of an earthquake or other disaster in the region and take that added responsibility very seriously.
- In 2016, Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting was the Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence in safety innovation, for its High Speed Traffic Control Training
- In 2012, Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting was the Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence in Road and Bridge Maintenance for work in the Lower Mainland service area.
- In 2008, Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting placed 2nd in the Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence for performance excellence.
Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting LP adheres to:
- ISO 9001:2008 – Quality management system
- ISO 14001:2004 – Environmental management system
- OHSAS 18001:2007 – Occupational Health and Safety
Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting LP is COR certified by the BC Construction Safety Alliance.