The Ministry of Transportation is making arrangements for snow plowing in Muskoka to continue, following the collapse of Carillion. Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, Kathryn McGarry, says the MTO has been holding talks with Carillion Canada about continuing winter maintenance in their eight contract areas, which includes parts of Muskoka.

She says both sides want to sure highways are well-maintained and safe for drivers. She says a plan is in place that will allow plowing to continue uninterrupted for this winter, which will protect over 1,100 jobs in Ontario. She says the MTO will continue to work with Carillion Canada to ensure winter highway maintenance continues.

Carillion P.L.C, a U.K. based company, announced on Monday it was going into liquidation because it couldn’t secure funding to keep operations running. The Canadian chapter of the construction company plows Highway 400 from Port Severn to Pointe au Baril, Highway 11 from Severn to Sunridge, and some areas in Haliburton. The Muskoka contract was set to end this year, after complaints about the length of the deal and the quality of the plowing. Fowler Construction, which is based in Bracebridge, will take over the contract this summer.

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