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  Standards for Construction

Construction standards are compiled and published by Construction and Maintenance Branch of the Highways Department.  They are contained in the Standard Specifications for Highway Construction book, which is updated on an annual basis. Engineering Branch, among others, contributes to the development of these standards. For easy reference and distribution, these standards are available on the Construction Maintenance Branch website.

Geometric design standards are listed in the BC Supplement to TAC Geometric Design Guide.

Section 90 of the Transportation Act authorizes the Minister of Transportation to establish highway standards for rural highways.  This includes highways dedicated on a rural subdivision plan.

Where there are existing agreements between the Ministry of Transportation and other parties, those agreements shall prevail. 

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Guidelines for the Design of Lighting, Signal and Sign Installation are compiled and published by Engineering Branch of the Highways Department.  They are contained in the Electrical and Traffic Engineering Manual (2013) . For easy reference and distribution, these standards are available on the Engineering Branch Publications website.

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