Road Maintenance

Information related to road maintenance activities.

CASE LAW - Billabong Road & Bridge Maintenance v Brook

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Billabong Road & Bridge Maintenance v Brook is a B.C. Supreme Court appeal of a conviction that saw both parties found 50% at fault after a single vehicle collision. The provincial court judge found the road maintenance company partly at fault for the collision because it had not sanded the slippery roadway.

ROAD MAINTENANCE - Clearing Two Lanes at Once

Snow Plow TruckThe Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announces a new tool in the battle to remove snow quickly and economically from BC's highways. The tool is a standard plough truck towing a plough trailer. The machine can be operated by the lone driver, clear 2 1/2 lanes at a single pass and spread traction materials at the same time.

Q&A - Unlicensed Vehicle Strays from Private Roads

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Our strata has about a mile of private road and we have our own pickup truck rigged up for snow plowing. The vehicle is not licensed as the intent is for use solely on our posted private road. However, I have come to learn that the operator, as a favor to neighbours outside our strata, has taken to plowing some of the public road, an area rarely addressed on a timely basis by MOT plows.

RESEARCH - Shoulder and Centerline Rumble Strips

NCHRP LogoTRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 641: Guidance for the Design and Application of Shoulder and Centerline Rumble Strips explores the design and application of shoulder and centerline rumble strips as a crash reduction measure, while minimizing adverse effects for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and nearby re

Stay Out of the Cone Zone

The Cone ZoneWe are very fortunate here in British Columbia when it comes to workplace safety. In general, if our workplace is not safe, we feel entitled to apply pressure to our employers to make it so. If another person's workplace is not safe we wonder why someone is not doing something about it.

RESOURCE - Highway Maintenance Standards

Have you ever wondered if our B.C. provincial highways are being maintained to the proper standard?


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Road Worker Safety

road worker and barricadeMy job requires me to pull over and park for a short period of time on the freeway. There is sufficient space to pull off and I'm not obstructing a lane but I'm wondering what the regulations are in respect to signaling and signage.

Snow Removal Equipment

Snow Plow TruckWith all the snow stories on the news lately I wanted to touch on a topic that I had not done before, and that is how to behave around snow removal equipment when you encounter them on the highway. The information that follows was provided to me by Noel Mankey of Mainroad Holdings, one of British Columbia's road maintenance contractors:

Newly Painted Lines

wet paint line marking signWe've talked about road construction already this summer and that brings to mind the newly painted lines on our highways. There is nothing like a crisp, bright line on the pavement to guide the flow of traffic safely. That is, until a negligent motorist drives on top of it and tracks it all over the lanes.

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