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Projects of the Week: Tales of Volunteering and Trails

Projects of the Week: Tales of Volunteering and Trails

Walking trails connect people to recreation, services and each other in a healthy, active way. Fresh air is nice too. The ministry and its maintenance contractors have been building these connections over the last few months by volunteering their time, equipment and materials for 10 projects that support community trails. These, and 18 other projects, are enhancing life in B.C. communities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and feel good about making a difference....

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Volunteering Spirit Boosts McBride Boating

Volunteering Spirit Boosts McBride Boating

A park – coincidentally named after a past provincial transportation minister – is the site of a volunteer transportation project, in McBride. At Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Regional Park, the ministry and maintenance contractor Lakes District Maintenance Ltd., constructed a parking area for a future boat launch. The project emerged from discussions with the Village of McBride, the Fraser River Boating Association and the Regional District of Fraser Fort George about how the ministry and contractor could boost community...

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Little Qualicum Bridge: A River Runs Through It

Little Qualicum Bridge: A River Runs Through It

The Little Qualicum River has been hard at work recently, scouring away the river bank near the bridge of the same name. This means that we have also been hard at work to stop the erosion, because, if the river was allowed to continue on its course, it would eventually hit the Oceanside Route on Highway 19A near Qualicum. Just because a river runs through it, doesn’t mean the river should also rule the road; at least, not where...

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Projects of the Week – Upgrading Southern BC

Projects of the Week – Upgrading Southern BC

This week, we continue our last instalment of southern interior projects. We’ve got construction, rumble strips and paving updates from around the region. Highway 1 – Hilltop Road to Balmoral Road Highway 1 has seen a lot of improvements, just north of Salmon Arm. Brentwood Enterprises Ltd. has finished upgrading the road to four lanes and making intersections and highway accesses safer. Thanks to their efforts, travelling between Sorrento and Salmon Arm is easier and more reliable than ever....

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Building the Spirit of Volunteerism

Building the Spirit of Volunteerism

MoT and Maintenance Contractors think the communities we live and work in are a big deal, which is why we work hard to support them and lend a helping hand whenever we can. Our unique skills and resources put us in the position of being able to design, engineer and build special projects in our communities – projects that make a difference. We have been collectively volunteering in our communities for years, but recently, our volunteer movement has begun...

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Pulling for Heavy Haulers on BC Highway 16

Pulling for Heavy Haulers on BC Highway 16

Handling extra large and heavy loads has become easier for truckers entering B.C. on Highway 16, now that they can stop at a roomy, new pullout. The ministry built the paved pullout, 500 metres west of the Alberta border, this summer, to give drivers of oversize and overweight loads lots of space to do what they need to do. That might be to meet up with a pilot vehicle, check that their load is secure, get off the road...

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Projects of the Week – From the Islands to Mission

Projects of the Week – From the Islands to Mission

Cooler days have not slowed project progress throughout the South Coast Region. In fact, the fall is often one of our busiest times. Check out the list below of projects on the go in the South Coast Region. Lining the Way to Safety – When the grey days of winter descend on the Lower Mainland, the work of the Mainroad Pavement Marking will be a sight for sore eyes. Crews have been hard at work this summer throughout the...

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Little Fort and TranBC Hit a Home Run

Little Fort and TranBC Hit a Home Run

If you’re looking for a place with an incredible sense of community, Little Fort is a great example. Little Fort is an unincorporated area at the junction of Highways 5 and 24, about 30 kilometres south of Clearwater. We’ve developed an excellent working relationship with the folks there, particularly the local youth groups who go to great lengths to keep their neighbourhoods, and their roads, clean. It’s something they’ve been doing for a number of years now, and this...

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