Province says sticky surface will make this Burnaby offramp safer

“The application toughens the road surface to reduce skidding and helps vehicles come to a complete stop, quickly and safely.”

A new high-friction surface has been installed on the Highway 1 offramp at Willingdon Avenue to help drivers stop quicker.

It’s one of 14 locations the province says a “specialized aggregate resin” will improve safety by “helping drivers maintain better control in both dry and wet conditions.” 

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“These intersections and off-ramps were selected for the treatment application because they were identified as high-collision locations,” according to a press release. “The application toughens the road surface to reduce skidding and helps vehicles come to a complete stop, quickly and safely.”

The 14 surfaces were installed starting last year in a $3.9-million project from the ministry of transportation and infrastructure and ICBC. The insurance agency will now monitor the intersections to determine how effective the sticky surface is in reducing crashes. 

The other locations are:

  • Highway 1 – Capilano Road off-ramp (westbound) in North Vancouver 
  • Highway 1 – Lonsdale Avenue off-ramp (eastbound/westbound) in North Vancouver
  • 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
  • Highway 17 – Cloverdale Avenue intersection (southbound) in Saanich
  • Highway 17 – Elk Lake Drive intersection (northbound/southbound) in Saanich
  • Highway 17 – Sayward Road intersection (northbound) in Saanich
  • Highway 17 – Mt. Newton Cross Road intersection (northbound/southbound) in Saanich
 

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