Selkirk Paving worked well with local municipal governments, earning them the reward, the ministry said.

Selkirk Paving wins award for Slocan job

Project from Nakusp to New Denver came in on time, on budget

The company that paved Highway 6 from Nakusp to Slocan City last summer has won recognition from the provincial government for the job.

Selkirk Paving was given an Award of Excellence from B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at a ceremony earlier this month.

The company paved the 55-kilometre stretch of highway, as well as about three kilometers of municipal streets in New Denver and Silverton, from the early summer to the September long weekend.

“Selkirk Paving developed excellent relationships within those communities, and despite the large project scope and challenges with flooding in the areas, the work was completed on time and on budget,” the ministry said in its news release.

“There was a lot of challenges in this project,” said Tony Maida, the area manager for Selkirk Paving. “If it wasn’t the rain at the start, it was the fires part-way through the season. It was good that we had that extra time to get the job done.”

It’s the fifth time the ministry has tapped Selkirk Paving for this award, said Maida. He credits his workers for the win.

“It feels great,” he said. “I think big praise goes to everyone in our crew- the estimators, to crushing to the lay-down crew, to the quality control guys. It’s all teamwork and I think it’s kudos to everyone.

The project, which totalled $6.78 million, employed seven local truckers and a handful of local flag persons over the summer.


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