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Transportation ProjectsBC – Keeping You in the Know About Our Projects on the Go

Transportation ProjectsBC – Keeping You in the Know About Our Projects on the Go

You’ve been driving down the highway and obeying the flaggers for weeks now. You’ve seen graders, dump trucks and all manner of big equipment moving tons of dirt and debris. They’re obviously busy doing something. But what? Wonder no more; Transportation ProjectsBC has what you’re looking for. Transportation ProjectsBC is a great tool designed to keep people informed about the projects we’re working on, whether it’s in their local community or across the province. If you’re familiar with DriveBC,...

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Keeping it Local – Community Input Leads to Lines and Signs

Lines and signs have been popping up on B.C. highways recently, as a result of local organizations and people who see ways to enhance safety in their communities. Community leaders, including local governments, school districts, community groups, First Nations, RCMP, MLAs and individuals, regularly bring their ideas to folks at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s district offices. Their requests over the last year have resulted in about 30 new improvements designed to clearly communicate the rules (and borders)...

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Road to the 2015 Canada Games Leads to Prince George

Road to the 2015 Canada Games Leads to Prince George

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is excited to play a part in helping Prince George and Northern B.C. host the 2015 Canada Winter Games. We wanted getting to and from the alpine and para-alpine skiing events to be free of spills and chills, so about two years ago, the ministry improved the turnoff from Highway 16 onto Purden Ski Hill Road. A deceleration lane was added for those approaching the ski hill road from the west, allowing vehicles...

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Bridging the Week: How did transportation improvements affect your life this year?

Here, there and everywhere. No matter where you looked this year, the tell tale signs of change and construction were visible. Digging, flagging, paving, building, expanding and consulting were all on the agenda for transportation this year. And to top it off, we just released our new aviation strategy, helping guide our continued growth into the New Year and even further down the runway. If this week was supposed to bring the end of world, it sure didn’t show...

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Get Your Art Fix on the Sea to Sky Highway

History has revealed some truly great partnerships in both the transportation industry and the art world. Think of the Wright brothers, who were the first ever to take flight. Then, of course, there are John Lennon and Paul McCartney, partners in rock who brought popular music to new heights. But what happens when you combine structural engineering with a passion for art and culture? Aesthetics and function collide at the new Squamish pedestrian overpass on Highway 99. The Ministry...

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New Port Mann Bridge Open for Business

New Port Mann Bridge Open for Business

We made it. The New Port Mann Bridge – the widest bridge in the world, as well as the second largest and longest cable-supported bridge in North America, is now open. This monumental achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of countless people for which we are grateful. Thank you. We would also like to thank the travelling public for their continued patience as the project unfolded. We asked you to hang in there...

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Bridging the Week: Port Mann Closes, Long Live the Port Mann

Winter is settling in across the province but that didn’t stop transportation news from breaking. Here is your weekly summary of the highlights. Out with the Old and in with the New If you live in the Lower Mainland, the big transportation news this week was all about the new Port Mann Bridge with the announcement that the new bridge would be open to Westbound traffic on Saturday, November 17th (that’s today). Eastbound traffic began using the new bridge...

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Bridging the Week: Engagement and the Shift into Winter

November is upon us and with it comes a distinct shift into winter. Remember to set your clocks back an hour this weekend and when you do, remember that darker days require extra care when driving. Shifting into Winter also means being prepared to drive and survive in winter weather. Bridging the Week in transportation news this week we will review the launch of the Coastal Ferries Consultation and Engagement plan and what that means to you, as well...

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