Local highways won't be affected by bankruptcy of UK road clearing firm

By Keanna Nelson (B94 Newsroom)
January 18, 2018 - 9:06am Updated: January 30, 2018 - 9:32am

Local highways that go through Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County won't be affected by the collapse of a multinational parent company of the one that maintains nearly half of Alberta's highways.

Carillon PLC was forced into bankruptcy Monday morning.

"Carillion’s current situation should not affect Clearwater County’s surrounding provincial highways. Currently, Alberta Highway Services has the contract for the provincial highways in this area," said Kurt Magnus, Director of Operations and Public Works for Clearwater County. 

 Carillion Canada maintains more than 40 per cent of Alberta's highways.

The province privatized road maintenance services under the previous Progressive Conservative government.

Alberta's transportation minister Brian Mason says they are looking at backup plans, should the company's operations halt but thinks it won't affect the operations of its Canadian subsidiary. 

(With files from The Canadian Press)

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