MTO to meet with Carillion Canada this week, snow plowing to continue in Huntsville
Snow plowing in Huntsville isn’t going to be disrupted following the collapse of Carillion PLC. The U.K. based construction company announced on Monday it had no choice but to go into liquidation after it couldn’t secure funding to keep operations running.
Carillion Canada holds eight maintenance projects across Ontario, including one in Muskoka The contract covers Highway 400 from Port Severn to Pointe au Baril, Highway 11 from Severn to Sunridge, and some areas in Haliburton.
In a statement to the My Muskoka Now newsroom, the Ministry of Transportation says the company has assured the province winter maintenance services will continue uninterrupted at this time. However, the MTO says it is going to look at all of its options in case that situation changes.
The government is planning to meet with Carillion Canada throughout the week and says it will provide updates as they become available.
Carillion and the province agreed back in September to end its contract in the area five years early, which means as of this August Carillion will no longer be plowing the roads and instead, Fowler Construction, which is based in Bracebridge, will take over. The contract was ended after complaints of the length of the deal, which was originally set for 11 years, and the quality of the maintenance.