Road Maintenance

Updates and background on the work we do to maintain and rehab BC bridges and highways during the spring, summer and fall.

Bridging the Week: Openings, Engagement, Consultation and Rehabilitation

Just when we thought it wasn’t possible to pack more milestones into our weekly summary of transportation related news in BC, things really started to pick up speed. This week will see the Port Mann Bridge opened to eight lanes of traffic and the eastern portion South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) opened as well. The George Massey Tunnel replacement project and consultation process is high on our radar as is the Coastal Ferries Engagement. And then there’s our day...

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Bridging the Week: Highway Maintenance, Translink and Combo Projects?

Did you know that B.C.’s maintenance contractors maintain more than 47,500 kilometres of road and 2,800 structures, and employ about 2,000 people who provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week? That is just one tidbit of information from the roundup of transportation related news releases which happened this week. Read on for more about this and other interesting pieces of information you might have missed, in this edition of Bridging the Week. Extension of BC Highway...

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Bridging the Week: Thanksgiving Style

This week we welcomed the month of October, the time of year when we start to wind down our summer maintenance activities and gear up for winter. Such is the ebb and flow of life in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. This long weekend, many of us will gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, the gift of sharing and being grateful for the things we have at hand. We are grateful to work with countless people across the province...

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Pacific Marine Circle Route: A Photo Road Trip

Pacific Marine Circle Route: A Photo Road Trip

“The journey, not the arrival, matters.” – T.S. Eliot Travelling in circles doesn’t necessarily mean you’re lost. Ending up right back where you started can be a wonderful thing if you consider everything that happened along the way. So it goes with the nine B.C. highway circle routes designated by Tourism BC and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. The shortest route can be done in a single day, or carried out over several, depending on your pace. The...

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Hey, You Got a Problem? 9 Ways to Let Us (and Others) Know

A concern, a problem, a beef, an issue… There are lots of words to express that something is unsatisfactory or unsettling to you. And at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, there are several ways you can tell us about something that you think is just not right on provincial roads. Your information helps us ensure our roads are safe for everyone. Report a road problem to the contractor – Our maintenance contractors work hard to keep the roads...

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Bus Stops, Bridges and Smoother Surfaces Ahead: Bridging the Week

What have we got going on in transportation news for you this week? How about bus stops, cycling lanes and cycling fences, centreline rumble strips, enhanced delineation, completed paving on the Patullo Bridge, new contracts awarded and resurfacing underway. Throw in some numbers from BC Ferries and transit service updates and you have yourself all the elements of a good read, if you ask us. So, grab your coffee and settle in . Cycling for Highway 4 Port Alberni...

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Ride, Don’t Landslide: Keeping Rock and Debris off BC Highways

British Columbia is home to some of the most picturesque landscapes in Canada. But with large amounts of precipitation, lush vegetation and mountainous terrain, it’s also one of the most landslide-prone. In fact, one of the country’s largest recorded landslides occurred east of Hope in 1965. The landslide resulted in about 47 million cubic metres of rock stretching across three kilometres of Crowsnest BC Highway 3 (imagine 18,000 Olympic size swimming pools filled with rock and you’ve got the...

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4 FAQs: The Rhyme and Reason Behind Summer Road Maintenance

4 FAQs: The Rhyme and Reason Behind Summer Road Maintenance

Maintaining more than 41,000 kilometres of roads across B.C. takes teamwork, fast reflexes and a solid game plan. You may be interested to know how the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure keeps the province moving, so we’ve composed answers for some of the most common questions we receive. Q. Who is responsible for road and bridge maintenance in B.C.? A. Most B.C. roads and bridges located outside municipal boundaries fall within our jurisdiction. We deliver maintenance services through our...

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