Carmanah solar beacons for Malahat Safety Project
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Carmanah has supplied the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation with R247C solar-powered flashing beacons for installation on the new median barriers near Goldstream Park on Vancouver Island’s Malahat Drive. Carmanah’s beacons are playing a part in a highway improvement project on this well-travelled stretch of highway to improve traffic safety.
As a section of the Trans Canada Highway, the Malahat Drive runs from Goldstream Park, just north of Victoria, to Mill Bay, British Columbia. The Malahat ascends to a 356-metre summit and winds through a scenic stretch of rugged, mountainous terrain. Due to regular high winds as well as poor nighttime and bad weather visibility, the Malahat is notorious as a dangerous stretch of highway with accidents and fatalities every year.
The Ministry of Transportation recently began a project to improve safety on the Malahat which included the addition of median barriers. Carmanah’s R247C solar LED beacons were selected to enhance visibility of these barriers based on past success with Carmanah’s products on the Malahat.