Out with the Old and In with the New: Curve Advisories on BC Highways

November 18, 2015
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It’s no secret that vehicle technology and roads have improved the level of comfort you feel while taking curves on highways, so we’ve updated our curve advisory signage to reflect that. What’s a curve advisory you ask? Good question. Curve advisories are yellow, diamond shaped signs placed on highways in advance of corners. They let drivers know the best speed at which to take corners safely and comfortably. How we set curve advisories in the past Did you know...

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3 McKenzie Interchange Options: What Would You Pick?

November 16, 2015
3 Options McKenzie Interchange

Here they are: three concepts for the future McKenzie Interchange on the Trans-Canada Highway. We’ve determined that all three concepts are technically doable and meet the project goals of reducing congestion, improving safety and increasing reliability. What do you think is the best one? We’ll be considering your feedback during the design process, along with technical reviews, financial information, and input from local governments and key stakeholders. Feel free to provide feedback in person at the open house, on...

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How to Pack Your Vehicle Emergency Kit in 15 Seconds

November 12, 2015
Fifteen Seconds Emerg Kit

We all wish we had ultra-handy skills like MacGyver, right? Right. But let’s face it – we don’t. We cannot fashion a flashlight out of a pop bottle. Nor can we craft winter gloves out of the fluff between the seats. It’s just not going to happen. But an emergency on the road might happen, and you don’t want to be stuck in the cold wishing you had packed a winter emergency kit. It doesn’t take much effort. In...

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How Cyclists Can Avoid Stanley Park Causeway Construction

November 5, 2015
Stanley Park Causeway Detours

Crews are busy turning Stanley Park Causeway into a safer, more enjoyable route for people to walk and bike. In the meantime, you have a couple options – to detour or not to detour? That is the question (for cyclists, mostly). Stay on the Stanley Park Causeway cycle paths – northbound and southbound are open for use; however, you may experience short delays from construction. If you choose to use the causeway, please obey all construction signs and traffic...

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What Does YOUR McKenzie Interchange Look Like?

October 29, 2015
McKenzie Traffic

The wait is over – idle no more. It’s time to get moving on the McKenzie Interchange Project. The planning stage starts with you, and a public consultation process focused on collecting your ideas for a new interchange that will relieve what is known as the province’s most infamous bottleneck outside of the Lower Mainland. What now? Well, a few things are beginning in order to collect public feedback on the design of Victoria’s new Highway 1 interchange: We...

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Why Pedestrians and Drivers Need to be Aware NOW More than Ever

October 23, 2015
Pedestrian Safety

It’s fall, which means darker days and colder, wetter weather. It’s no surprise, then, that nearly double the pedestrians are injured by vehicles from November to January than from June to August. Mother Nature is not the only one playing a role in this. Drivers and pedestrians have to take responsibility, too. ICBC has found the following are the leading causes of crashes with pedestrians from the drivers’ standpoint. Distracted driving Failure to yield right of way Poor weather...

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Watch the Old Port Mann Bridge Disappear in 30 Seconds

October 22, 2015
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It’s official. The old Port Mann Bridge has been completely dismantled and demolition work is now done. Built in 1964 as a key part of the Trans-Canada Highway, this iconic bridge spanned the Fraser River between Surrey and Coquitlam and served traffic moving in and out of Greater Vancouver for many, many years. Construction of the new 10 lane Port Mann Bridge required dismantling the old bridge, which began in December 2012. Why Couldn’t We Keep the Old Bridge?...

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