A concern, a problem, a beef, an issue…
There are lots of words to express that something is unsatisfactory or unsettling to you. And at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, there are several ways you can tell us about something that you think is just not right on provincial roads. Your information helps us ensure our roads are safe for everyone.
Report a road problem to the contractor – Our maintenance contractors work hard to keep the roads clear while dealing with mishaps caused by weather, forces of nature, animals and human beings. That said, our contractors can’t be everywhere, all the time. So, if you see something on our highways that you think is a hazard, contact our maintenance contractors to let them know. You can also report a problem using a mobile device. By giving the contractor a clear description of the concern and accurate location information, you’ll help them know what’s needed and where.
Report an electrical problem – Our electrical contractors make sure traffic lights and other electrical equipment are functioning. If you see burned out street lights, signals that don’t work properly or damaged electrical equipment, please notify them.
Twitter @DriveBC – Tweet the trouble in 140 characters or less.
TranBC on Facebook– For non-emergencies, give us some “face time.”
District Offices – Maybe it’s not a burning, immediate issue, but it is an ongoing concern about highway design. Contact the district office that’s closest to you about the situation.
Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey – Each year, we ask British Columbians for feedback about our staff and services. Our most recent survey, which just closed, covered topics like highway signage, winter road maintenance, pavement line marking and commercial vehicle enforcement. Watch for next year’s survey on this site, the ministry website and DriveBC. Your views on where we can improve help us focus our efforts.
Who to Call About Other Concerns – While on the road, you might spot a safety issue that we don’t handle. Here’s how to report:
Flames or a Plume of Smoke – call the B.C. Forest Service at *5555 on your cell, or 1-800-663-5555 on a landline.
Downed Power Lines – call BC Hydro in Greater Vancouver: 604-224-9376; or elsewhere: 1-800- BCHYDRO (1-800-224 9376).
Got a problem with a provincial route? We want to know. Maintaining more than 41,000 km of roads takes teamwork, and we’re glad to have you on our side.