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Highway 101 is Making Room for Cyclists

Highway 101 is Making Room for Cyclists

The small communities of Sechelt and Davis Bay are nestled along the Sunshine Coast on Highway 101. The fair weather and beautiful scenery along this route encourage many residents and tourists to travel by bicycle. To support that interest, we have recently widened a popular portion of the highway to allow cyclists to commute in safety, while sharing the road with motorists. As an added bonus, the wider shoulders benefit transit users too, making it easier for them to...

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Sooke-tacular Improvements Come to Highway 14

Sooke-tacular Improvements Come to Highway 14

Highway 14 (known locally and colloquially as the Sookahalla), has seen a lot of work lately. The road connects Victoria with Sooke and many communities along the Island’s west coast. These areas have really been growing in popularity, with the inevitable result – more traffic. And by traffic, we don’t mean just vehicles. The number of pedestrians and cyclists using the road is growing, too. To make things safer for them, a major focus of our efforts has been...

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And the Customer Satisfaction Survey Says…

Listening to the public on BC Transportation

What do you think is important about highway services? Hold that thought and complete our 9th Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. The survey is extended until August 12th, so you still have time. Help us create the future of highway safety in the province by telling us your opinion of our services this year. Our Customer Satisfaction Survey is sent directly to all of the people that we have worked with over the past year, and asks for feedback on...

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New Signs Communicate Border Waits

information on your border wait times

The car is packed, and you’re on the highway heading to the States. But which crossing should you take? The Peace Arch and Pacific crossings are usually pretty busy, but what about Aldergrove or Sumas? Up till now, it was difficult to know, because delay times weren’t reported for those locations. However, thanks to an expansion of the Advanced Traveller Information System (also known as ATIS), travellers can now keep up to date with wait times at all four...

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Over, Under and Through – A Fast Track into the Interior

In 1984, construction of the first phase of the Coquihalla Highway began. The highway would eventually provide drivers with a quicker route into the interior from Hope. The first phase, which was completed in time for Expo 86, was done in just 20 months. A project of this scale had never been done before in such a short time in North America. This section of the highway was the longest stretch at 120 kilometres long. To finish on time,...

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Spring Cleaning: Why Wash a Bridge?

Spring Cleaning: Why Wash a Bridge?

Just as people regularly maintain their vehicles, to extend their vehicle’s life, the ministry looks after its bridges to ensure they perform safely, for as long as possible. Over the winter, bridges get dirty from the sand, gravel and anti-icing chemicals that are spread on icy roads. So, when spring comes, it’s time for annual bridge cleaning. As with vehicles, the longer dust and road salt sit on painted bridge metal, the more it wears and fades paint. Even...

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Building Barriers to Boost Highway Safety

You’ll often hear it said that safety is our top priority. And there’s a good reason for that. It’s true. Regardless of whether we’re designing, building or maintaining our roads and bridges, we want to make sure people can get where they’re going safely. We have a lot of different ways of doing that, but barriers might be one of the most familiar. You’ve seen concrete barriers and guard rails lining our highways, but cable barriers are also gaining...

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Science and TranBC Part 1 of 2: A Highway That Talks to Your Vehicle?

Science with TranBC

Today and tomorrow, April 11 and 12, Prince George Civic Centre is hosting the Year of Science Expo where TranBC will be taking part in the exhibits and the career roundtable. By working with leaders in the science and resource community, the two day Expo is intended to help raise awareness and promote a passion for science to better prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs Science? Transportation? What’s the connection? After all, doesn’t TranBC mostly pave highways and build...

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LED Warning Signs Improve Safety

Highway 3 near Skagit Bluffs (which is about 40 km east of Hope) can be a challenging drive, especially in the eastbound direction where there are tight turns and steep embankments. The posted speed along this section of highway is 80 km/h, but there is an advisory speed sign of 50 km/h posted about 100 m west of the bluffs. Even still, there have been a number of motor vehicle accidents where drivers have been travelling too fast and...

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Welcome to TranBC!

BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Today we’re launching TranBC, a place for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to share stories about our work we hope you’ll enjoy. On this page, you’ll find photos and videos from our crews in the field, profiles of cool technology, answers to common questions we receive, surprises from insiders, and more. We’ll add new material as often as we can, so be sure to visit often. If there’s a topic you want to see us cover, we want...

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