Posts Tagged ‘ Maintenance Contractors ’

Getting Clear on Winter Highway Maintenance with JPW Road and Bridge

We take the safety of the travelling public very seriously and so do our maintenance contractors. Have you ever wondered what exactly we expect from them and how they meet our expectations? We spoke with Joe Wrobel, president of JPW Road and Bridge Ltd, to get the scoop on the many ways they work to keep you moving safely through the Sicamous and Salmon Arm area. TranBC: Could you tell us – what does a day in the life...

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Adding “Pow” to the Plow for Winter Safety

plow for winter safety

Elementary school children recently painted bright designs on three snowplows and a grader for some educational fun, in Golden. Road maintenance contractor HMC Services Inc. arranged for three fully equipped tandem axle plow trucks and one grader to attend all three of Golden’s elementary schools in October, for sessions about snow plow safety. About 300 students got to see the equipment up close, climb on it and ask questions. HMC Selkirk Division Manager Greg Ehman and his crew talked...

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A Salute to Salt – How Our Maintenance Contractors Make Roads Safer

Salute Salt Road Maintenance

Have you ever been behind one of our maintenance contractors in the winter and watched as they sprayed liquid on the road? It’s often mistaken for water, but it’s more than that. It’s actually salt water, or “brine”, and it’s very useful when trying to keep snow and ice off the road. If there’s just a light skiff of snow, the brine will help to melt it and prevent it from freezing again, keeping the road nice and clear....

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