“Successful partnerships, community investments and the use of innovative technology and tools have led to award winning projects and contributions that have helped advance the knowledge of the road safety engineering industry across Canada,” ICBC writes.
ICBC says they partnered with the City of Fort St. John and contributed $10,300 for the installation of a pedestrian activated traffic signal on 86 Street and 99 Avenue. They also partnered with the city for the installation of grind pavement and thermoplastic road markings in “eight different locations.”
In Chetwynd, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and ICBC teamed up for a 500 metre reconstruction of Highway 97 to increase the clearance under the East Pine overhead. They also improved the highway alignment and sight-distance. This was a $9,200 contribution, according to ICBC.
ICBC contributed $54,400 for Pouce Coupe road improvements on Highway 2, from Tupper to 192 Road. The majority of the project included four-laning 5.9 km, widening Tupper Creek #1 Bridge, and replacing culvert with bridges at Four Mile Creek and Tupper Creek #2. ICBC says they also improved and realigned five intersections, as well as enacted “wildlife collision reduction measures.” This was also a partnership with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm says these investments “ensure safer travel for motorist and increase safety of pedestrians,” while Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier says “improving intersections and reducing wildlife collisions are always welcome.”
If you would like ICBC to contribute to road improvements in your community, the crown corporation suggest either contacting your local government representative or fill-out an online request form.