KeyWest Asphalt CEO Ricky Dhatt. (Angie Mindus photo)

KeyWest Asphalt CEO Ricky Dhatt. (Angie Mindus photo)

Keywest Asphalt completes city paving on time in Williams Lake

KeyWest Asphalt CEO Ricky Dhatt thankful for patience of city residents

KeyWest Asphalt CEO Ricky Dhatt said his company wrapped up road work in the lakecity on time and just a day before an unseasonable cold snap gripped the city.

“We were so lucky to get finished before that snow hit,” said Dhatt, who wanted to thank residents for their patience during the time of construction.

“They had to put up with all the traffic and traffic control … we really wanted them to know we appreciate it.”

A new contractor for the City, KeyWest’s contract included paving on Eleventh Ave, Twelfth Ave, Midnight Drive and Moon Avenue. Six more streets — Pigeon Ave., an addition to Twelfth Ave., Ogden Street, Atwood Place, Moxon Place, Slater Street and Second Ave. — were later added to the initial contract. They also won a Highway 97 paving contract for an 80 km stretch of highway between McLeese Lake and Quesnel.

Dhatt said this is the first time KeyWest has left the Lower Mainland for work, and they couldn’t be more happy with their time in the Cariboo.

“This is a very good neighbourhood and it’s a beautiful place. The guys loved it,” said Dhatt, who bid on Interior contracts after his city work was halted due to COVID-19. “We had zero complaints. Nobody yelled at us.”

Dhatt, who brought a crew of 50 to the area for four months, noted he found the people in the Cariboo easy to work with, relaxed and kind.

The area made such a great impression on his crew that some are looking to buy homes in the area, he added.

Last month City councillors said they were taking a chance on the new company because of the cost savings, but later City staff aired concerns the job wouldn’t get done on time.

READ MORE: Face masks encouraged in all City of Williams Lake facilities


Do you have a comment about this story? email:
editor@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A woman wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 uses walking sticks while walking up a hill, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, November 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Interior Health reports 83 more COVID-19 infections overnight

46 cases are now associated with a COVID-19 community cluster in Revelstoke

(Photo submitted)
MISSING: Alexis Creek RCMP request help in finding Randolph Quilt, 59

Quilt hasn’t been heard from by family since Sept. 26, last seen in Williams Lake

Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson (right) with his partner Shelley Wiese participated in an BC Liberals Caucus virtual oath ceremony Friday, Nov. 27. Doerkson was appointed opposition critic of rural development by interim leader Shirley Bond. (Photo submitted)
Cariboo Chilcotin MLA appointed rural development opposition critic

Newly-elected Lorne Doerkson said it will be an honour to work for all rural consituents

The exposure occurred on 24th, 25th, & 26th November 2020, and affects Grade 7, 8, 9, 10 (file photo)
COVID-19 case confirmed at Acwsalcta School in Bella Coola

The exposure occurred on 24th, 25th, and 26th Nov. 2020, and affects Grade 7, 8, 9, 10.

A tongue-in-cheek message about wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 on a sign outside a church near Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s COVID-19 infection count climbs back up to 656

20 more people in hospital, active cases still rising

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Interior Health said its new toll-free line will help people connect to health-care services. (File)
Interior Health expands toll-free line to improve access to community care

By calling1-800-707-8550, people can be connected to several health-care services

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
B.C. researchers launch study to test kids, young adults for COVID-19 antibodies

Kids and youth can often be asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus

A sign is seen this past summer outside the Yunesit’in Government office west of Williams Lake reminding visitors and members to stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
B.C. First Nation leaders await privacy commissioner decision on COVID-19 information

Release of life-saving data cannot wait, says coalition of First Nations

MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She is speaking out against Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld and asking him to resign. (Black Press)
New education minister calls on Chilliwack trustee to resign

Whiteside echoes former minister’s promise to look at options to remove Barry Neufeld

Peter Beckett. ~ File photo
Supreme Court of Canada to decide if it will hear appeal in 2010 wife murder trial

Peter Beckett has stood trial twice for murder in connection with the death of his wife, Laura Letts-Beckett

Most Read