Posts Tagged ‘ Highway 16 ’

Highway and Track Separation a Beautiful Way to Boost Safety

Question: What do you get when you cross a railway track with a highway? Answer: A place that requires extra motorist attention to avoid a deadly encounter; and in the case of Mile 28 on Highway 16, a stretch where drivers must slow from 100 km/h to 40 km/h to cross safely. But the scenario is poised to become a whole lot safer and smoother, at this last remaining spot on BC Highway 16 where traffic and trains meet....

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Behind the Scenes: Hanging From a Rock Face for Avalanche Safety

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Avalanche and Weather Program is changing the landscape of avalanche control in Canada. Dropping explosives from a helicopter has traditionally been our weapon of choice for triggering controlled avalanches. But some challenging terrain on Yellowhead Highway 16, between Terrace and Prince Rupert, has compelled our avalanche team to try harnessing snow and ice rather than letting it loose. In fall 2014, crews completed Canada’s second ever avalanche fencing installation at the 35 Mile...

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Your Top 10 BC Road Trip Photos

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson At the start of summer, we asked you to share your road trip photos by using the hashtag #BCRoadTrip. You did not disappoint. In fact, we were so impressed by the images coming from all you intrepid travellers – exploring the province from the far reaches of the north, to the southern tip of Vancouver Island – that we started featuring them as our Facebook banners. We also...

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Bridging the Week – Ferries, Roundabouts
and Northern Movement

circular intersection

Halloween is over and Christmas is coming up a lot faster than we’d like. As we get ready for the holiday season, please take a moment to REMEMBER. This weekend, for Remembrance Day, take a moment of silence to reflect on those who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy. There a lot community events happening across BC that you can take part in. Here’s a list for your reference: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/veterans-week/events In this week’s edition of “Bridging the Week”,...

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