Posts Tagged ‘ Highway 7 ’

High Friction Surface Treatment Sticks Up for Quick Stops

High Friction Surface Treatment Sticks Up for Quick Stops

  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...

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BC Road Trip Time Machine: Travel Highway 7 from Burnaby to Maple Ridge in 1966

British Columbia history nerds rejoice! We’ve got a new Road Trip Time Machine video for you. In this episode, our flux capacitor (aka photolog) will take us back to 1966 for a cruise along BC Highway 7 between Burnaby and Maple Ridge. This route begins in the City of Vancouver as Broadway, changing its name to Highway 7 after crossing over Boundary Road in Burnaby. From there, it travels east through Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission...

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New Webcam for Lougheed Highway

BC highway webcam

FYI, if you’re travelling Highway #7 between Chilliwack and Agassiz , you’ve got a new way to get a sneak peak at weather conditions or traffic concerns. We’ve added a new Lougheed Highway webcam at Highlands Boulevard, about three kilometres east of Harrison Mills. At an elevation of 70 metres, this cam will give you a view looking east. Whether you’re a local or from out of town, you can find it on the DriveBC website. There’s lots of...

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