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Sooke-tacular Improvements Come to Highway 14

Sooke-tacular Improvements Come to Highway 14

Highway 14 (known locally and colloquially as the Sookahalla), has seen a lot of work lately. The road connects Victoria with Sooke and many communities along the Island’s west coast. These areas have really been growing in popularity, with the inevitable result – more traffic. And by traffic, we don’t mean just vehicles. The number of pedestrians and cyclists using the road is growing, too. To make things safer for them, a major focus of our efforts has been...

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Over, Under and Through – A Fast Track into the Interior

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, which was completed in time for Expo 86, was done in just 20 months. A project of this scale had never been done before in such a short time in North America. This section of the highway was the longest stretch at 120 kilometres long. To finish on time,...

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Spring Cleaning: Why Wash a Bridge?

Spring Cleaning: Why Wash a Bridge?

Just as people regularly maintain their vehicles, to extend their vehicle’s life, the ministry looks after its bridges to ensure they perform safely, for as long as possible. Over the winter, bridges get dirty from the sand, gravel and anti-icing chemicals that are spread on icy roads. So, when spring comes, it’s time for annual bridge cleaning. As with vehicles, the longer dust and road salt sit on painted bridge metal, the more it wears and fades paint. Even...

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Science and TranBC Part 1 of 2: A Highway That Talks to Your Vehicle?

Science with TranBC

Today and tomorrow, April 11 and 12, Prince George Civic Centre is hosting the Year of Science Expo where TranBC will be taking part in the exhibits and the career roundtable. By working with leaders in the science and resource community, the two day Expo is intended to help raise awareness and promote a passion for science to better prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs Science? Transportation? What’s the connection? After all, doesn’t TranBC mostly pave highways and build...

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