BC Projects

Lochside Trail: Why You Should Hop on a Bike Right Now

Lochside Trail: Why You Should Hop on a Bike Right Now

Go ahead… hop on a bike (or just put your walking shoes on). South Vancouver Island’s Lochside Trail just got smoother with 1.7 kilometres of freshly paved pathway between Island View Road and Mount Newton X Road. “It’s like a super highway as far as I’m concerned,” said cyclist Chark Nipp with a laugh. The Lochside Trail runs 29 kilometres from the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, parallel to Patricia Bay Highway...

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Keeping Your Safety in Mind on Highway 5A

Travellers of Highway 5A might be interested to learn that the corridor will be getting a bit of a facelift this summer after a recent announcement that approximately 23 kilometres of the highway, between Nicola Lake and Stump Lake Ranch will be resurfaced. New delineators will also be added to this stretch of highway to improve visibility. Other safety improvements coming to Highway 5A include the installation of an additional LED curve warning sign, and a new roadside pullout...

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Sneak Peak: All Eyes on the Evergreen Line

Sneak Peak: All Eyes on the Evergreen Line

Are you curious about how things are progressing on the Evergreen Line? Do you wish you could see what happens behind the scenes as construction unfolds? Well then, today is your lucky day! Starting today, you can watch Evergreen Line construction progress online thanks to the launch of two new BC ConstructionCams in Port Moody. The first camera will be located at the north tunnel portal area near Barnet Highway and View Street, where the tunnel-boring machine will be...

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UPDATE: When to Expect Delays on the Malahat

malahat Delays

PLEASE NOTE: This blog was written in July, 2013. If you are looking for information on the Malahat Village Safety Improvements, go here. If you’ve driven between Victoria and Duncan lately, you may have experienced delays along the Malahat. We apologize for any inconvenience. The congestion is caused by increased summer traffic volumes and the remaining safety improvement work soon to be completed. To help you plan your trip, please review the following work schedule for multiple sites between...

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South Fraser Perimeter Road: 3 Things to Look Forward To

South Fraser Perimeter Road: 3 Things to Look Forward To

Great news for those waiting to travel the entire South Fraser Perimeter Road (known in local circles as the SFPR): your wait will be over December 2013. If you live or drive in the Lower Mainland, you probably already know what this project is all about, but if you’ve never heard of it before, here are a few details to give you an idea about its size and what it means for local communities and the rest of us....

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UPDATE: Malahat Safety Improvements Nearly Complete

As you may have already heard (or noticed firsthand while travelling) the anticipated completion date for the Malahat safety improvements has been pushed from June 30 to the start of August. So, what’s left to do? Crews are now putting the finishing touches on widening. If the weather cooperates, widening will be completed by the Canada Day long weekend (June 28). That means there will again be two lanes open northbound for weekend travellers with only one single-lane restriction...

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Urban Planning, Overpasses and Rest Areas – Your Questions Answered

Recently, we asked you to Tell TranBC what you wanted to know about our work. You responded with some excellent questions. Here are the answers. How does the ministry work in conjunction with municipalities and Metro Vancouver to solve problems and plan projects? The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure meets with municipalities and Metro Vancouver to discuss ideas and concerns about transportation in the region and across the province. With provincial highways and municipal routes all connected, each affects...

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Making Scenic Safer: Sombrio Bridge Time Lapse Video

Have you ever cruised along the southwest coast of Vancouver Island? Highway 14, which connects the city charm of Victoria with the crashing surf near Port Renfrew, is one of the Island’s most scenic drives and a regular route for surfers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.  While the drive has always been beautiful, it covers some pretty rugged coastal terrain. For years (55 to be exact), drivers had to navigate some very tight switchback turns near the old...

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