Ministry of Transportation (MOTI) is installing High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) at key Island intersections this summer. MOTI is currently working with ICBC to identify ways to improve safety at high collision intersections as part of the Province’s dangerous roads initiative. One of the ways we can improve safety is to install this treatment at intersections with high numbers of rear-end collisions. HFST involves the application of very high-quality calcined bauxite aggregate to the pavement using an epoxy binder with an automated truck mounted machine. The higher pavement friction helps motorists maintain better control in both dry and wet driving conditions.
Work is scheduled to take place in the evenings of August 12-16, 2019 at the intersection of Mt.Newton Cross Rd and Highway 17 northbound and southbound for 200-300 meters leading up to the stop bars in the through lanes.
For more info on HFST: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018TRAN0144-001700