High Friction Surface Treatment Sticks Up for Quick Stops

August 9, 2019
road work

Drivers are getting a serious grip at 14 high-collision locations throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island with the application of high friction surface treatment. High friction? Yeah, basically the roads at four interchange off-ramps and 10 intersections are getting coarser to reduce skidding, and thus, decrease braking distances. Here’s how it works: using an automated truck-mounted machine, crews lay down specialized aggregate overtop a resin binder. The type of aggregate is called calcined bauxite, which is extremely hard...

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Back in the Day: Time Travel from Victoria to Sidney in 1966

July 30, 2019
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal 1966

Hey Victoria! Are you ready for your time travel close up? That’s right folks, we’ve pointed our BC Road Trip Time Machine at Highway 17 on Vancouver Island and captured the provincial capital as it was in the spring...

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12 Practical Steps to Repairing Flood Damage in the South Peace

July 24, 2019

We’re working as hard as we can to repair roads in the South Peace region, after major flooding in mid-June 2016 damaged more than 300 sites. Restoring roads takes some or all of 12 steps.

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In a Nutshell: What We Do for BC Transportation

July 19, 2019
bc, british columbia, transportation, bc highways, ministry of transportation and infrastructure, tranbc

With a broad name like Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, there are bound to be questions. Like small-talk at a cocktail party, those 13 syllables beg the question: “So, what do you do?” Some of the work we do...

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Tell Us How to Make BC Transportation Better

July 2, 2019

Customer service is a major part of what we do at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. From maintaining highways to handling development approvals, our goal is to provide the best service we can. Of course, there’s always room...

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How to Join the BC Road Trip Photo Quest!

June 25, 2019

The road trip. The time-honoured tradition of getting in your vehicle, turning up the tunes and heading out on the highway. There’s nothing quite like travelling the open road, soaking in the sights, sounds, and getting to know the...

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Innovative Rockfall Netting System Aims to Improve Safety at Three Valley Gap

June 20, 2019

About 20 kilometres west of Revelstoke lies a short stretch of BC Highway 1 with a unique geography. Running in-between Three Valley Lake and the Monashee Mountains, Three Valley Gap is, quite literally, located between a rock and hard...

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