VICTORIA - Work is underway to install 240 kilometres of rumble strips across the Southern Interior to improve motorist safety.
Dunwell Landscaping was awarded a $161,000 contract to carry out the work, which is expected to finish in October. The contract will include the installation of centreline and shoulder rumble strips along 12 different highways throughout the Southern Interior. Also included in the contract is two kilometres of recessed pavement reflectors along Highway 3A west of Nelson at Beasley Bluffs. The project is cost-shared between the Province and ICBC.
Rumble strips have been proven to significantly reduce the number and severity of collisions on highways by warning drivers that they are wandering out of the driving lanes. Studies have shown an overall 18 per-cent reduction in all crashes resulting in injury on B.C. highways with rumble strips.
- B.C. began applying rumble strips to highways in 2004.
- There are more than 5,100 kilometres of rumble strips on B.C. highways.
- Rumble strips applied on the centre line show a 29 per cent reduction in off-road left and head on collisions on two-lane undivided rural highways in B.C.
Rumble strips applied on the shoulder show a 22 per cent reduction for off-road right collisions on two- and four-lane rural highways in B.C.
Locations of rumble strips and reflectors
- Albert Canyon Hill
- Nine Mile Pit to Rock Creek
- Paulson Br to Sheep Creek Rest Area
- Yahk Weigh Scale to Ryan Bridge
- East of Elko to Fernie Ski Hill Road
- Hosmer Passing Lane
- Beasely Bluffs (rumble strips and recessed reflectors)
- Helmer Road to Clapperton Brake Check
- Napier Lake to Roche Lake Road
- Jane Road to Mclure Ferry Road
- New Denver to Hills
- Lumby East
- Blue Ridge Road to L-500 Forest Service Road
- Trapping Pit to Mculloch Road
- Wasa to Junction of Kootenay River Bridge
- Nicholson to Golden Overhead
- Pinaus Lake Road to Falkland Bridge
- OK Bridge to Kaledan Junction (97/3A)
- Plett Road to Ewing Road
- Cody to Australian Rest Area
- Trout Creek to Lakeshore Drive
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