BC Projects

Repairing Routes to Recreation

Heavy rains damage roadway

Getting to Garibaldi Park has become safer, and reaching a popular recreation area near Smithers has become easier, due to recent road improvements by the ministry. Garibaldi Park Road is a former forestry road which leads to Garibaldi Provincial Park, a popular year-round site for outdoors enthusiasts. The road, which begins from Mamquam Road, off Highway 99 north of Squamish, also provides access to the Ring Creek Subdivision. Last year, several heavy rainfalls caused parts of a 15-metre stretch...

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Projects of the Week: Northern BC

Projects of the Week: Northern BC

Improving safety for pedestrians, alerting drivers to corners and smoothing and strengthening roads are some outcomes of recent highway projects in the North. The ministry couldn’t do it without our partners, so there’s a shout out to them here. Masset Lighting Project Residents of a new multi-unit housing complex in the Blue Jacket subdivision, about 1.25 kilometres south of Masset, can walk to town safely, along a new lighted path. The lighting was installed through a partnership between the...

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Projects of the Week: Southern Interior

Projects of the Week: Southern Interior

This was a busy year for projects in the province’s southern interior. We built bridges, widened highways, paved roads and made travel safer, regardless of how you get around. Here’s a quick recap of some of the recent highlights: Highway 20 Chilcotin Bridge Neel-co Builders Ltd. were busy resurfacing the Chilcotin Bridge on Highway 20. The new surface will keep out moisture and prevent deterioration, extending the bridge’s service life and providing drivers with a better ride to boot....

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Projects of the Week: Working Around the South Coast

Projects of the Week: Working Around the South Coast

Summer may be over but the project work completed throughout the Lower Mainland District this year will leave us feeling warm and fuzzy well into the winter. Here are some snapshots of the work as it happened. Bridge Deck Resurfacing Near Horseshoe Bay on Highway 1 We are proud to announce that Kingston Construction Ltd. completed the resurfacing of Eagle Ridge Drive underpass and Squamish underpass in March 2011 and Horseshoe Bay underpass in August 2011. These bridge surfaces...

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Working to Restore Highway 37

Working to Restore Highway 37 Photoblog on Flickr.

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Community + TranBC = Safer Intersection in 100 Mile House

Community + TranBC = Safer Intersection in 100 Mile House

You can find the Horse Lake Road intersection on Highway 97 in the District of 100 Mile House. And if you look south, you’ll see Seventh Street, where the local high school is located. This stretch of road remained largely unchanged for a long time, but over the years, as the community grew, traffic volumes gradually increased, and it became necessary to make some changes to keep things safe. One issue we had to address was how buses were...

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game…We’re Not Just Highways

Take Me Out To The Ball Game…We’re Not Just Highways

It’s a little known fact, but as a ministry we look after a lot more than just transportation. In 2008, we had “infrastructure” added to our repertoire, and with that we started managing grant money for all kinds of community developments. Together with municipal and federal governments, we’ve helped fund hundreds of projects throughout the province, including community and art centres, libraries… and ball parks. Back in 2010, Kamloops broke ground on their own field of dreams – Rayleigh...

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Shouldering for Safety – Making Highway 16 Safer For Cyclists

It’s becoming a lot more common these days to see cyclists on the road, and it’s easy to see why. Cycling is a convenient, healthy and relatively inexpensive way to get around. And with more people taking to the road on their bikes, we’re doing what we can to make things better for them. Take Highway 16 between Telkwa and Smithers for example. It’s a 15 kilometre stretch of road, which sees quite a bit of commuter traffic as...

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