New Tool Shines a Light on Line Paint Brightness

September 27, 2017

Able to record 400 measurements per second into an internal computer and function wirelessly, a state of the art retroreflectometer is our newest tool for testing line paint performance.

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Snapshots in Time: Who is the “Highways Department”?

September 19, 2017

If you’ve visited us here before, you probably know that sometimes, we like to kick it old school. We throw it back here, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with pictures, video and stories about how the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure helped play a role in the development of beautiful British Columbia. We’re proud of our history.  In fact, some of our older ministry staffers refer to “Highways Department” folks (our old name), as bleeding orange and white...

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Gone to the Dogs – it’s CVSE to the Rescue!

September 13, 2017

Sometimes, it can be a dog eat dog world out there, and that seemed to be the case for five pups caught in the chaos of this summer’s BC wildfire in the Cariboo area. When a wildfire evacuation order was issued for Williams Lake this summer, five furry pups found themselves stuck in between a rock and a hard place. Their family had children who needed to be evacuated which meant there wasn’t room for the pups to tag...

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BC on Fire: How We Help Battle the Blaze

September 5, 2017

The wildfires that ravaged the interior of BC this summer are the worst our province has ever seen. More than 1,200,000 hectares of the province have been impacted by wild fires – surpassing the 1958 record of 856,000 hectares.  At the peak of the emergency so far – thousands of people were evacuated from their homes, many vital sections of our transportation network were closed and a thick blanket of smoke hung across our province – giving us all...

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Current Emergency Highway Advisories

August 15, 2017

REDIRECTING … We are forwarding you to the Current Emergency Highway Advisories Site. If you do not get forwarded automatically, click here.

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North to Alaska! Celebrating 75 Years of Ingenuity and Travel                

August 14, 2017

Celebrate two birthdays on the Alaska Highway this year, as the route turns 75 years old and Canada marks its 150th year. There are special celebratory events to recognize the route's storied past and loads of natural wonders along the way.

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Why Building of the Alaska Highway is Still an Epic Feat 75 Years Later

August 10, 2017

Driven by wartime urgency, the building of the Alaska Highway remains an epic accomplishment, 75 years later. The heroic efforts by US soldiers who in only eight months, built a 2,400-kilometre route through wilderness while enduring extraordinary hardships, will always be the foundation of this storied route.

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