A pile of rubble blocks the roadway, a mudslide cuts off access to a nearby highway, an earthquake crumbles the route you take to work… During Emergency Preparedness Week, you may be thinking about how
A transport company spent more than two months planning the move of six extremely large pressurized tanks from Genelle, B.C. to the U.S. border at Porthill, Idaho. It’s only a 148-kilometre drive, but it wasn’t
B.C.’s mountains offer spectacular scenery, but they can also make building and maintaining our roads a lot more challenging. One of the reasons for this is rock fall. Rock fall occurs naturally and has
Water is a road’s worst enemy and crack sealing is our first defence against pavement deterioration. Each year we perform approximately 2 million lineal metres of crack sealing, enough to fill a crack between Vancouver,
Spring cleaning isn’t just for home; we do it on our roads too! Over the colder, snowy months, winter abrasives have accumulated along the shoulders of our roads. We’re hoping winter’s done with us but
These photos illustrate why every spring, the ministry sets seasonal load limits on certain highways, for heavy vehicles. This truck was headed northbound on Highway 97 with a load of steel balls for a mine.