High-friction surfaces are now in place at two North Vancouver locations as part of a provincial initiative to help drivers maintain better control and avoid rear-end collisions.
The application toughens the road surface to reduce skidding and helps vehicles come to a complete stop, quickly and safely. The specialized aggregate and resin treatment is expected to improve friction for more than seven years.
The surfaces have been installed on Capilano Road off-ramp (westbound) and on Lonsdale Avenue off-ramp (eastbound/westbound) in North Vancouver.
There are 14 other locations in the Lower Mainland and on southern Vancouver Island where the province has installed high friction surfaces.
These intersections and off-ramps were selected for the treatment application because they were identified as high-collision locations.
The $3.9-million project is a partnership between the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and ICBC, which will be monitoring these intersections to determine effectiveness and whether the treatment will be used at other locations.
The other Lower Mainland locations are:
Highway 1 – Willingdon Avenue off-ramp (eastbound) in Burnaby
Highway 1 – Brunette Avenue off-ramp (eastbound/westbound) in Coquitlam
Highway 7 – 203 Street intersection (eastbound) in Maple Ridge
Highway 7 – 207 Street intersection (eastbound) in Maple Ridge
Highway 7 – Kennedy Road intersection (eastbound/westbound) in Pitt Meadows
Highway 7 – Laity Street intersection (eastbound) in Maple Ridge
Highway 10 – 120 Street/Scott Road intersection (eastbound/westbound) in Surrey
Highway 10 – 176 Street intersection (eastbound/westbound) in Surrey