Distracted driving results in more deaths in B.C. than impaired driving

Distracted driving continues to claim more lives on B.C. roads than impaired driving. Despite tougher penalties, more police enforcement and continued public education, on average, 78 people still don’t make it home to their families every year because of distracted and inattentive drivers*. In contrast, an average of 66 people are killed each year due to impaired driving. In fact,…

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Apologies to motorists during Whistler paving delays.

Mainroad Howe Sound Contracting apologizes to those motorists caught in the delays along Highway 99 that have occurred this week. Highway paving was being performed as part of the annual remediation plan in advance of the coming winter.  “The volumes of traffic we experienced while carrying out this work were far greater than expected”, says Darren Ell, General Manager.  “Though…

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Please Slow Down and Move Over | It’s the Law

 Did you know that there are two types of road side work sites?

A reminder to slow down during summer road maintenance and construction activities.

The warm weather months mark the launch of seasonal road maintenance activities.  Mainroad reminds motorists to slow down and move over for highway maintenance and all roadside workers. Please watch for Cone Zoned areas where our crews are working to complete various road maintenance activities: bridge repairs bridge washing crack sealing culvert installations ditching drainage inspection grading and dust control…

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Cone Zone Season

Cone Zone Season has arrived!

Cone Zone season is upon us. Road repair work due to severe winter conditions and the Province’s recent announcements of road safety improvement projects means more work zones and more roadside workers at risk of being injured or killed by a motor vehicle. Every day tens of thousands of workers work alongside our BC roadways. It’s a dangerous job. Between…

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