Posts Tagged ‘ roadwork ’

See the Road to Flood Recovery in South Peace

See the Road to Flood Recovery in South Peace

When severe flooding caused by heavy rains wiped out several sections of highway and side road in Northern BC, crews and heavy equipment were quick to respond. The Peace Region flooding began June 15, impacting 186 sites on six numbered highways (97 South, 2 at Dawson Creek, 29 South, 29 North, 52 North) and 40 side roads. There was serious devastation to infrastructure, homes and other personal property. But by noon on June 23, all six highways and 21...

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Repairing Routes to Recreation

Heavy rains damage roadway

Getting to Garibaldi Park has become safer, and reaching a popular recreation area near Smithers has become easier, due to recent road improvements by the ministry. Garibaldi Park Road is a former forestry road which leads to Garibaldi Provincial Park, a popular year-round site for outdoors enthusiasts. The road, which begins from Mamquam Road, off Highway 99 north of Squamish, also provides access to the Ring Creek Subdivision. Last year, several heavy rainfalls caused parts of a 15-metre stretch...

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Along the Lines of Safety

Annual Safety maintenance

You see them every day. You follow them without thinking. They guide traffic and help keep everyone safe, but no one really notices them. Until they start to fade, that is, and that’s when you see our line painting crews out in full force. Line painting is another task in our long, annual to-do list. We have to do it every year, because the lines get worn through regular road use. This is especially true in the winter, with...

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