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Announcements, updates and news on new projects, events, and initiatives impacting your community.

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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Community Safety Enhancements

Coming To A Community Near You! If you have recently driven through Kiskatinaw you may have noticed a welcome addition to the rest area, new toilets; or the improved intersection lighting on Highway 16 at Lower Mud River Road; or perhaps the many, many new reflectors along Highway 1 through the Fraser Valley… to name just a few. These improvements are part of our new Community Safety Enhancement program. This is a new program aimed at improving the little...

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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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