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Making Room for Wider Sidewalks on the Second Narrows Bridge

April 23, 2014
Second Narrows Bridge sidewalk

Before we can widen the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge sidewalks, we have to make a little room. Last year, the ministry started looking at replacing the pedestrian railings on the bridge to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians since the narrow sidewalks  are a major constriction for travelers. After a thorough technical review...

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Malahat Safety Improvements: Round Two

April 14, 2014
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It’s full steam ahead for a second round of safety improvements on the Malahat, with work expected to kick off in May and finish in the spring of 2015. Once this work is completed, over 50% of the Malahat will have median barriers.  These improvements were identified in the 2012 Malahat Corridor study, and...

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Putting the “T” in Highway 97A Intersection Safety

January 15, 2014
Putting the “T” in Highway 97A Intersection Safety

If you’ve ever driven along Highway 97A towards Vernon, you might be familiar with the Eagle Rock Road intersection. Traffic has changed here over the years. For one thing, there’s a lot more of it. That posed a particular problem here, as Eagle Rock Road accesses a heavily-used industrial area, and people had begun...

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Building the Evergreen Line: One Piece at a Time

November 16, 2013
Building the Evergreen Line: One Piece at a Time

Bit by bit and piece by piece, the Evergreen Line is starting to take shape. The construction of a new SkyTrain takes time and includes moving utilities, reconfiguring roads, building at-grade and elevated guideways, tunnels, stations, and installing train operating systems. Oftentimes this work unfolds behind the scenes, but recently a number of important...

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What Lurks Beyond – The Untold Story of the McIntyre Passing Lanes

October 10, 2013
What Lurks Beyond – The Untold Story of the McIntyre Passing Lanes

In many ways, the McIntyre Passing Lanes project is much like any of our other projects. We’re widening a section of Highway 97, just north of Oliver, so we can put in passing lanes and wider shoulders, and make things generally safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. It’s just another way we’re making it...

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Coming to a Highway 99 Near You: A Bridge to Replace Massey Tunnel

September 20, 2013
Bridge to Replace Massey Tunnel

Remember when we asked you your thoughts around replacing the Massey Tunnel along Highway #99, and what some of those alternatives might be? There was a consultation website, open houses… Well, you shared.  More than 2,000 people participated in the on-line engagement and at open houses in Delta, Richmond and Surrey between November 2012 and April 2013. What we...

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Keeping You Safe: A Closer Look at Bridge Inspections

September 6, 2013
Keeping You Safe: A Closer Look at Bridge Inspections

There’s been a lot of interest recently about our bridges and how they’re inspected. Here’s the scoop. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure manages an inventory of 2,700 bridges plus concession* bridges throughout the province. Sounds like a lot, but here’s a visual for you to put it in perspective. Take those bridges, put...

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Micro Surfacing the Malahat: Up Close and Personal

August 29, 2013
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...

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Traveller Alert: Now Closer to a New Nakusp Inland Ferry

July 30, 2013
Traveller Alert: Now Closer to a New Nakusp Inland Ferry

Ever driven the Arrow Lake Ferry? You had your choice of two 40-year-old ships that might not have had as wide of lanes or smooth boarding as you’d like. Well that’s on the way to being changed, and by “changed,” I mean the new ferry will transport 80 vehicles, 250 passengers, include wider lands...

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Lochside Trail: Why You Should Hop on a Bike Right Now

July 30, 2013
Lochside Trail: Why You Should Hop on a Bike Right Now

Go ahead… hop on a bike (or just put your walking shoes on). South Vancouver Island’s Lochside Trail just got smoother with 1.7 kilometres of freshly paved pathway between Island View Road and Mount Newton X Road. “It’s like a super highway as far as I’m concerned,” said cyclist Chark Nipp with a laugh....

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