BC Projects

Cariboo Connector Part I: Unlocking the Northern Gateway

Wagon Road

While driving the Sea to Sky, Coquihalla, Cariboo Connector, or any other BC highway, have you ever been astonished that people were actually able to carve a clear path through the rugged Western wilderness? A bird’s eye view of the province shows a network of roads cutting between mountains, bracing cliffs-sides and crossing rivers – an impeccable display of human determination and ingenuity. A strong will to establish connections continues today with the many Pacific Gateway programs around British...

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Field Services: Outstanding Supervision Specialists

Field Services: Outstanding Supervision Specialists

Question: What is 115 people strong and has over 2,300 years of experience? Answer: BC Provincial Field Services Coordinating the epic amount of the construction work we do here in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure requires a special team of individuals to guide and supervise that work as it happens in the field. Those special men and women belong to Provincial Field Services and are responsible for the supervision, technical consultation and direct field administration of grading, paving...

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Northern BC Roads on the Roster

Northern BC Roads on the Roster

From Raven Road on Haida Gwaii, to Highway 97 at Farmington Fairways in the Peace, there’s a lot in the works for northern B.C. highways. Here’s the highlights, in case you missed some of the recent announcements.   The Province is investing $25.8 million in highway infrastructure improvements in the Northwest to improve the ride, safety and efficiency of the highway network for residents, travellers and commercial drivers. Read more…   South Peace families will benefit from a provincial...

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TranBC’s Fab Four: How We Prioritize the Projects We Do

How we choose BC Projects

Ever wondered how the people at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure prioritize the road projects we do? The factors that shape our projects – whether we’re fixing up B.C. roads, bridges, guardrails, signs, ditches, culverts or adding anything new – boil down to our fabulous four: Safety – creating the best conditions possible for motorists to get from A to B without incident or harm. Supporting Economic Growth – responding to economic shifts to keep business and industry...

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The Pinnacle of Construction on Pine Pass: Realigning Highway 97

The Pinnacle of Construction on Pine Pass: Realigning Highway 97

In our business, road realignment can be relatively routine. We take a winding stretch of road, straighten it out and make it safer. It’s usually fairly… straightforward. But every once in a while a project comes along that’s a real challenge. Like the 11-kilometre realignment of Highway 97 through the Pine Pass. There were five sharp turns in this relatively short stretch of Highway 97, and each one required drivers to slow to 50 kilometres per hour. On top...

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Building the Home Advantage at Rutledge Field

Building the Home Advantage at Rutledge Field

We’re called the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for a reason. We help move people, but we also support the development of a variety of infrastructure projects across the province. Whether it’s pitching in to build sports fields, getting creative with the arts or helping grow community culture, we think building for the future is an important job. In a great example of the power of team work the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada, and the...

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Rising Above the High Water Mark on Highway 14

Rising Above the High Water Mark on Highway 14

It should come as no surprise that life on the west coast of Vancouver Island can get pretty wet sometimes. Take Highway 14 near Sooke, for example. This community knows water. Subject to a unique trio of geographical influences, it’s situated in a valley bottom, at the mouth of a river, and prone to tidal flooding from the Pacific Ocean. Winter storms and runoffs can bring large amounts of the “wet stuff”, which can happen so quickly, that flooding...

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Mona Lisa or Modern Art? New Arts Centre Comes to Saanich

Mona Lisa or Modern Art? New Arts Centre Comes to Saanich

Creating safer highways is a large part of what we do, but being involved in developing infrastructure gives us an opportunity to build for future success. In other words – roads help connect communities, but infrastructure gives us a real destination. Some of our recent infrastructure projects include the Port Mann Highway 1 Project (PMH1) and improvements to playing fields in Metro Vancouver. That list also now includes a new place to explore your creative side. If you live...

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