Borrow Enterprises wins roundabout contract

Local company has won the contract to construct a roundabout on Highway 5

A computer graphic shows the appearance of a roundabout proposed for the junction of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park. The large building in the background is Clearwater Lodge. Jim's Market is not shown.

A computer graphic shows the appearance of a roundabout proposed for the junction of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park. The large building in the background is Clearwater Lodge. Jim's Market is not shown.

Doug Borrow of Borrow Enterprises Ltd. has confirmed that the local company has won the contract to construct a roundabout on Highway 5 in Clearwater.

“Yes we are happy we were awarded the contract and we will do our best to keep as much of the work as local as we can,” he said.

Construction of the roundabout is to begin in May. Borrow expects to employ at least 10 of his own workers plus provide work for three other local contractors.

“We are working day by day to minimize any traffic problems that may arise,” Borrow said. “We have been in contact with some of the businesses that will be affected during the construction phase to address any of their concerns.”

Bidding to construct the roundabout closed on April 10.

According to BC Bid, Borrow Enterprises won the contract with a quote of $2.2 million. Other companies that bid on the project were Dawson Construction Ltd. and BA Dawson Blacktop Ltd. Both companies are from Kamloops and both submitted bids of about $2.7 million.

Construction is to be completed by next fall.

 

The roundabout has been the subject of much local controversy (and letters to the editor) for the past two years.