Posts Tagged ‘ Highway 1 ’

High Friction Surface Treatment Sticks Up for Quick Stops

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Drivers are getting a serious grip at 14 high-collision locations throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island with the application of high friction surface treatment. High friction? Yeah, basically the roads at four interchange off-ramps and 10 intersections are getting coarser to reduce skidding, and thus, decrease braking distances. Here’s how it works: using an automated truck-mounted machine, crews lay down specialized aggregate overtop a resin binder. The type of aggregate is called calcined bauxite, which is extremely hard...

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Woodenhead a Solid Monument to Highway Safety

  A man with a wooden stare is watching over the Trans-Canada Highway at Revelstoke, to see if motorists are driving safely. The man, with his unblinking gaze, was once stationed along the Big Bend Highway and now resides in a park, named in his honour. Just who is this man? Why it’s Woodenhead – BC’s highly original roadside attraction that started as a cedar stump! In the 1940s, a large stump was spotted by Peter Fuoco who was...

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What Does YOUR McKenzie Interchange Look Like?

The wait is over – idle no more. It’s time to get moving on the McKenzie Interchange Project. The planning stage starts with you, and a public consultation process focused on collecting your ideas for a new interchange that will relieve what is known as the province’s most infamous bottleneck outside of the Lower Mainland. What now? Well, a few things are beginning in order to collect public feedback on the design of Victoria’s new Highway 1 interchange: We...

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New BC HighwayCams: Fraser Valley and Up North

It must be spring, because new BC HighwayCams are popping up here, there and everywhere. Travellers in the Fraser Valley will appreciate two new cams with a total of eight views (four each) just launched on Highway 1 at 232nd and 264th Avenues. Here is the easterly cam for 232nd: And here is the northerly cam for 232nd: BC Highway 16 also just came alive at Tete Jaune Cache. Looking good out there! We are always adding to our...

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What Does The South Fraser Perimeter Road Opening Mean to You?

What Does The South Fraser Perimeter Road Opening Mean to You?

*Attention: There is a new access from Highway 17 to Highway 99. Learn more* It has been a while in the making, but the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) is now open. What does that mean to you? Well, the new route will mean different things for different drivers. New Highways Mean New Numbers Prior to the opening of the new route, Highway 17 began at the BC Ferry Terminal in Tsawassen and continued to the Highway 99 Interchange...

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Micro Surfacing the Malahat: Up Close and Personal

Micro Surfacing the Malahat: Up Close and Personal

During the Malahat Safety Improvements project we have had some questions about the process we used to pave the corridor. It is called Micro Surfacing and we asked Project Manager Darren Englund to tell us a little bit more about it, so that we, in turn, could bring you up to speed on the subject. TranBC: Hi Darren, could you tell us what Micro Surfacing is? Darren: Micro Surfacing is a cold-mix paving system that begins as a mixture...

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South Fraser Perimeter Road: 3 Things to Look Forward To

South Fraser Perimeter Road: 3 Things to Look Forward To

Great news for those waiting to travel the entire South Fraser Perimeter Road (known in local circles as the SFPR): your wait will be over December 2013. If you live or drive in the Lower Mainland, you probably already know what this project is all about, but if you’ve never heard of it before, here are a few details to give you an idea about its size and what it means for local communities and the rest of us....

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Bridging the Week: BC Highway 1 and Beyond

What’s new in B.C. transportation news? Quite a bit, actually! Even though it’s still winter across most of the province, we are busy getting ready for spring: consulting, planning and working on some pretty exciting new projects. We are moving ahead with plans to widen the Trans-Canada Highway between Kamloops and the Alberta border. We also announced resurfacing projects on Highway 97A, 97B, 6 and 1. That means that chances are something exciting could be happening on a highway...

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