Loading articles...

Work ramps-up to get roads in summer driving condition

Last Updated Jun 7, 2020 at 3:45 pm PDT

(Source: iStock)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — With most of the Lower Mainland now emerging from the COVID-19 slowdown, road crews are losing their chance to get a majority of their work done with lighter traffic volumes, but, they’ve been able to make some good progress so far.

Darren Ell with Mainroad contracting says his crews throughout the Lower Mainland have been trying to get a jump on the expected return to full traffic volume, and they’ve been able to get a lot of their upgrades done on the major routes.

“We actually did some grind-and-pave during the daytime hours, which is unprecedented,” he says.

Ell says their latest work will include roadside reflector installation along Highway 1, which will run through most of this week along Brunette.

“It’s all weather dependent. So if it’s wet, we’re delayed, if it’s good, we’re going to keep going as fast we can,” he says.

Crews are also taking precautionary measures with hygiene and social distancing, supplying PPE and mitigating the amount of time spent together.

Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting_roadside reflectors