BC Projects

Keeping Your Safety in Mind on Highway 5A

Travellers of Highway 5A might be interested to learn that the corridor will be getting a bit of a facelift this summer after a recent announcement that approximately 23 kilometres of the highway, between Nicola Lake and Stump Lake Ranch will be resurfaced. New delineators will also be added to this stretch of highway to improve visibility. Other safety improvements coming to Highway 5A include the installation of an additional LED curve warning sign, and a new roadside pullout...

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Sneak Peak: All Eyes on the Evergreen Line

Sneak Peak: All Eyes on the Evergreen Line

Are you curious about how things are progressing on the Evergreen Line? Do you wish you could see what happens behind the scenes as construction unfolds? Well then, today is your lucky day! Starting today, you can watch Evergreen Line construction progress online thanks to the launch of two new BC ConstructionCams in Port Moody. The first camera will be located at the north tunnel portal area near Barnet Highway and View Street, where the tunnel-boring machine will be...

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UPDATE: When to Expect Delays on the Malahat

malahat Delays

If you’ve driven between Victoria and Duncan lately, you may have experienced delays along the Malahat. We apologize for any inconvenience. The congestion is caused by increased summer traffic volumes and the remaining safety improvement work soon to be completed. To help you plan your trip, please review the following work schedule for multiple sites between Goldstream Provincial Park and Shawnigan Lake Road. The main work remaining includes barrier installation and microsurfacing, which requires laying a thin layer of...

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South Fraser Perimeter Road: 3 Things to Look Forward To

South Fraser Perimeter Road: 3 Things to Look Forward To

Great news for those waiting to travel the entire South Fraser Perimeter Road (known in local circles as the SFPR): your wait will be over December 2013. If you live or drive in the Lower Mainland, you probably already know what this project is all about, but if you’ve never heard of it before, here are a few details to give you an idea about its size and what it means for local communities and the rest of us....

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UPDATE: Malahat Safety Improvements Nearly Complete

As you may have already heard (or noticed firsthand while travelling) the anticipated completion date for the Malahat safety improvements has been pushed from June 30 to the start of August. So, what’s left to do? Crews are now putting the finishing touches on widening. If the weather cooperates, widening will be completed by the Canada Day long weekend (June 28). That means there will again be two lanes open northbound for weekend travellers with only one single-lane restriction...

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Urban Planning, Overpasses and Rest Areas – Your Questions Answered

Recently, we asked you to Tell TranBC what you wanted to know about our work. You responded with some excellent questions. Here are the answers. How does the ministry work in conjunction with municipalities and Metro Vancouver to solve problems and plan projects? The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure meets with municipalities and Metro Vancouver to discuss ideas and concerns about transportation in the region and across the province. With provincial highways and municipal routes all connected, each affects...

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Making Scenic Safer: Sombrio Bridge Time Lapse Video

Have you ever cruised along the southwest coast of Vancouver Island? Highway 14, which connects the city charm of Victoria with the crashing surf near Port Renfrew, is one of the Island’s most scenic drives and a regular route for surfers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. While the drive has always been beautiful, it covers some pretty rugged coastal terrain. For years (55 to be exact), drivers had to navigate some very tight switchback turns near the old Sombrio...

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Bridging the Week: Malahat, Ports and Your Feedback

Bridging the Week: Malahat, Ports and Your Feedback

How was your week? Ours was busy. Lots of information to share with you this week including: updates on the Malahat, Northern Region road improvement projects, Coastal Ferries and George Massey Tunnel Consultation Summaries, announcements in the Port of Prince Rupert and let’s not forget daylight savings. Malahat Safety Upgrades on the Final Stretch The final portion of work that will complete the government of B.C.’s commitment for new median barrier and other safety improvements on the Malahat is...

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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: What the Heck Do We Do, Anyway?

With a broad name like Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, there are bound to be questions. Like small-talk at a cocktail party, those 13 syllables beg the question: “So, what do you do?” Our Way is the Highway When thinking about the ministry, the first thing that pops into your head is likely B.C. highways. That’s because about 80 per cent of what we do involves building, rehabilitating and maintaining provincial highways to keep you moving safely and goods...

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Protecting Sea to Sky Highway, Strachan Point, from Erosion

Highway creek crossings often go unbeknownst to the average traveller you usually cruise over them without even noticing. There are nearly 2,800 provincial highway bridges, and most are not eye-catching landmarks like the Port Mann and Lions Gate bridges. Sure, these lesser known bridges may not be as big, but they still cross waters that can pack a real wallop, especially when the spring melt sends waters surging from the mountains. Such is the case at Charles Creek,...

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