The Ministry of Transportation and Carillion A.M.C. have ended their contract for road maintenance in the region.

That’s according to the M.T.O. It says the decision to end the contract was mutual and that it is what’s best for the province.

Despite agreeing to end its partnership with the M.T.O. Carillion has agreed to continue to provide service until September 2018.

The current contract covers an area that includes Highway 400 from Port Severn up to Pointe au Baril and east along the Highway 11 corridor to Minden and Haliburton.

The MTO has already put out a request for proposals for road maintenance in the region. It plans to have a new contract in place before Carillion stops its work on the roads next fall.

Details on why both sides agreed to end the contract were not disclosed.

**With files from Eric Wickham