Fowler's Takes Over Highway Maintenance Contract This Week
Fowler Construction are ready to hit the road and get back to plowing Muskoka’s highways next winter.
On Tuesday evening Moreen Miller, the President of Fowler Construction attended District council to give them a breakdown of what they can expect and to field questions from councillors.
Fowler was in charge of plowing local highways between 2007-2012 before losing the contract to Carillion.
Complaints, fines and ultimately bankruptcy marked Carillion’s tenure providing highway maintenance. Ultimately Carillion and the Ministry of Transportation mutually agreed to terminate their contract early. Fowler is now signed on under a new seven year contract.
Miller said the situation was somewhat complicated by the fact that Carillion was under creditor protection, but she anticipates a smooth transition when Fowler takes over on May 25.
Under the new contract, Fowler will maintain provincial highways in Muskoka, as well as portions of Parry Sound and the Haliburton region.
Chair John Klinck said Muskokans expect a lot from their highway maintenance providers but he was confident Fowler was up to the job.