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Watch and Learn How to Drive Safely in the Cone Zone

Slow down near roadside workers. Pay attention to construction signs and traffic controllers. Respect the cone zone. We encourage all of the above. But what exactly does it all look like? Well, see for yourself in this video – you’re invited to get behind the wheel of a vehicle travelling through a cone zone on a BC highway. We guide you, step by step, through a lane closure using information bubbles (Pop-Up Video-style) to highlight what to watch out...

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What it’s Like to be a Landscaper in the Cone Zone

Cone Zone Landscaping

When most people think of those who work roadside in Cone Zones, they think construction workers and the flaggers taking care of traffic control. But there’s a long list of other workers whose safety depends on drivers being safe and courteous. Like landscapers. Yes, those guys and gals beautifying gardens and lawns in and around commercial and residential areas rely on Cone Zones too, especially when loading and unloading equipment. We recently chatted with Brian Ramor, owner of Think...

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The One Way You Should Drive this Long Weekend

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What better way to enjoy the long weekend than getting on the highway and enjoying our provincial back yard? So much to see. So much to do. But, with that extra day comes extra traffic, and in warmer weather, extra construction, so it’s more important than ever to make that one vital driving decision… To drive safely. Know before you go…and…pssst, we can help you with that. Here are some tips for a safe trip: Plan ahead and be...

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Roadside Worker Safety: How Do You Look at It?

People find laws easier to follow when they understand the point, or value, of them. After surveying drivers about roadside worker safety as part of the annual Cone Zone campaign, which runs May to August, we were reminded how important this is to keep in mind. The laws protecting roadside workers cover two types of worksites: Worksites on or beside a road, cordoned off by cones. “Mobile worksites” around vehicles stopped on the roadside with red, blue or amber...

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Coquihalla 30th Anniversary

Coquihalla 30th Anniversary

The Coquihalla is 30! To celebrate, we’ve collected images, videos and stories recounting the amazing tale of its construction and the impact this famous route has had on our lives. Click on the sign posts below to see more. History In 1984, construction of the first phase of the Coquihalla Highway began. The highway would eventually provide drivers with a quicker route into the interior from Hope. The first phase, completed two weeks after the opening of Expo 86,...

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Worker Safety: What If YOUR Office Was Beside a Road?

Many of us work in an office setting. It’s quiet and climate controlled. Paper cuts and sitting too much are the biggest hazards. But imagine your office was actually beside a city street or provincial highway. Quite the contrast, eh? Suddenly, your safety is not fully in your control. In many respects, getting home safely is in the hands of drivers passing by – perhaps some in a rush to get to their offices. WorkSafeBC brings this contrast to...

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What it Takes to Keep 300,000 People Safe During a Special Event

If you’ve been to a special event in Surrey, chances are Kathie Haidon was on scene making sure it was running smoothly. Kathie is the City of Surrey’s Traffic Management Coordinator and Special Events Traffic Management Coordinator. Yes, that’s long title, but only because it’s a big job. Last year, the City of Surrey hosted 186 special events, 142 of which required traffic control. The city’s biggest event – the Vaisakhi Parade in April – attracted more than 300,000...

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How You Can Protect a New Mother on BC Highways

Alyssa Ursel is one of the many people whose job is to safeguard fellow roadside workers by guiding drivers through highway work zones, or “Cone Zones.” She is a flagger, also known as a traffic control person. She is also a new mother. Like many new moms returning to work after maternity leave, she has mixed emotions. Excited to be working again at a job she enjoys, but also nervous about being away from the little one she loves....

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A New Sign of the Times: It Pays to Slow Down in the Cone Zone

“Please slow down in the cone zone.” You might have heard us say these words before and with good reason: Construction zones can be full of countless unexpected hazards for workers and for you. It is in everyone’s best interest to slow down in the cone zone, in case you need to suddenly stop. In order to “drive home” the understanding that speeding in construction zones is unacceptable, we changed the wording on our work zone speed sign to...

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Road Safety in Action at the Cloverdale Rodeo

You’re invited to have some serious fun with the Cone Zone BC work zone safety awareness campaign. Live in the Cloverdale area? Come on down to the Cloverdale Rodeo Go-Kart Ride May 15-18, 2015. The Work Zone Safety Alliance is inviting kids ages 10 to 16 to learn about roadside safety while driving a Go Kart around a large circuit, complete with real world work zone hazards. Don’t worry, parents, there’s fun for you, too. Check out the complete...

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