Series GR-0709 - Projects records

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Projects records

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GR-0709

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  • 1926-1971 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Dept. of Highways

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Originals, 1.9 m

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(1955-1975)

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The Dept. of Highways was established in 1955 with the enactment of the Department of Highways Act (SBC 1955, c. 33). Prior to 1955, the Highways Branch of the Dept. of Public Works was responsible for all functions relating to the management of highways. The mandate of the Dept. of Highways included the construction and maintenance of all government roads, bridges, ferries, wharves, and other works with respect to provincial highways. In 1961, the department was divided into four branches: Construction Branch, Location Branch, Materials Testing Branch, and Traffic Branch. In 1975 the functions of both the Dept. of Highways and the Dept. of Public Works were merged to form a new agency with the Dept. of Highways and Public Works (OIC 3842/75).

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Publications, reports, survey notes, maps and photographs, statistics, correspondence, conference material and other background materials assembled preliminary to the construction of the Alaska Highway (1926-1947); records regarding the Federal-Provincial agreements on the Trans-Canada Highway (1949-1971); bridge reports (Alexandria Bridge at Spuzzum, First Narrows, Oak Street, Farwell Canyon and a proposed third crossing of Burrard Inlet); commendations and photographs of the Dept. of Highways Traffic Patrol (1959-1961).

GR-0709 contains three types of records. Boxes 1-3 contain publications, reports, survey notes, maps and photographs, statistics, correspondence, conference material and other background material assembled preliminary to the construction of the Alaska Highway (1926-1947). These records were organized by the Department of Highways library. Box 4 contains Department of Highways records regarding Federal-Provincial agreements on the Trans-Canada Highway, 1949-1971. Boxes 5 and 6 (a bound volume) are Department of Highways records regarding bridges (1933-1966) and the Department of Highways Traffic Patrol (1959-1961).

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Transferred from Ministry of Highways, 1979.

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Accession number(s): GR-0709

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