Kicking Horse Canyon Project
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Premier's Award  - Innovation 2006/2007

Project Overview Presentation


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PROJECT REPORTS

Index by Category:

General Project Reports
Procurement Reports
Planning and Traffic Studies
Traffic Volume Statistics
Origin/Destination Traffic Data
Accident Statistics
General Environmental Reports
Wildlife Reports
Fisheries

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General Project Reports

June 2006

Achieving Value for Money - Kicking Horse Canyon, Phase 2 Project

Ministry of Transportation and Partnerships BC

Before entering into a public private partnership, Partnerships BC works with its ministry clients to undertake an analysis of the value for money expected over the life of the partnership. Value for money is a broad term that captures both quantitative factors, such as costs, and qualitative factors, such as service quality and public interest.

2,530 KB PDF, 21 Pages

Planning and Traffic Studies

May 2002

Alignment Comparison Report (May 9, 2002)

The Ministry of Transportation (MoT), Region 2, Highway Engineering

Alignment comparison report for Park Bridge to Brake Check. This report assesses the Option 5B alignment, and the potential to improve the alignment wherever feasible.

32 KB - PDF - 6 Pages
June 2000

Functional Planning Report - Golden To Roth Creek (Kicking Horse Canyon)

SNC Lavalin Inc for the Ministry of Transportation

This report assesses the operations and safety of the older and more recently upgraded sections of the 4 km of the Trans Canada Highway through the Town of Golden, and makes recommendations on measures to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and goods through the town for the next 25 years. This report also addresses measures to improve the travel speeds, safety, capacity and reliability of the Canadian Pacific Railway and to minimize negative impacts on the natural and social environment in the 10 km section of the Trans Canada Highway between the east limit of Golden and Roth Creek.

47,000 KB - PDF - 125 Pages
March 2000

Functional Planning Report - Appendix A - Drawings

SNC Lavalin Inc. for the Ministry of Transportation
March 2000

Functional Planning Report - Appendix B to K

SNC Lavalin Inc for the Ministry of Transportation
August 1997

Analysis Framework for the Trans Canada Highway Corridor Management Plan (Kamloops to Alberta Border)

MoTH, Planning Dept., Thompson/Okanagan Region

This analysis framework assists the Ministry in the development of its planning process and products related to the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) Kamloops to Alberta Border corridor management plan (CMP).

7,318 KB - PDF - Pages
1998

Cache Creek to the Rockies - Existing Conditions Report

This report contains photos of the existing conditions of the Trans Canada Highway between Cache Creek and the west boundary of Yoho National Park.

Ministry of Transportation

1998

Cache Creek to the Rockies Program - Existing Conditions Report - Appendix 1: Highway Conditions

MoTH

This appendix details highway conditions between Cache Creek and Yoho National Park, including methodologies used to obtain road condition information.

5,950 KB - PDF - 83 Pages

 

1998

Cache Creek to the Rockies Program - Existing Conditions Report - Appendix 2: Geotechnical Conditions

MoT

This appendix details pavement conditions, natural hazards and geotechnical issues between Cache Creek and Yoho National Park, and summarizes the stability and road maintenance issues that may impair the serviceability of the existing highway.

4,498 KB - PDF - 4500 Pages

 

1998

Cache Creek to the Rockies Program - Existing Conditions Report - Appendix 3: Agriculture

MoT

This appendix provides an overview of agriculture within the Trans Canada Highway corridor from Cache Creek to the Rockies, an explanation of methodology for mapping the agricultural sensitivity of the corridor to highway improvements, and a description of the results of the agricultural sensitivity assessment for each of the highway design sections.

1,582 KB - PDF - 27 Pages

 

1998

Cache Creek to the Rockies Program - Existing Conditions Report - Appendix 5: Fisheries

MoT

This appendix provides an overview of fisheries related sensitivities and habitat conditions along this portion of the Trans Canada Highway Corridor.

8,262 KB - PDF - 103 Pages

 

1998

Cache Creek to the Rockies Program - Existing Conditions Report - Appendix 6: Wildlife

MoT

This appendix provides an overview of the existing wildlife sensitivities and habitat conditions along the Trans Canada Highway corridor.

7,678 KB - PDF - 113 Pages

 

April 1998

Trans Canada Highway Corridor (Kamloops to Alberta Border) - Environmental Overview Assessment

Acres International Limited for the Ministry of Transportation

An environmental overview assessment of the Trans Canada Highway between Kamloops and the Alberta border, in order to: 1) to maintain safety and mobility; and 2) to protect the current investment in the highway infrastructure. This study provides information for the environmental components of this multiple accounts analysis.

22,309 KB - PDF - 290 Pages

 

October 1996

Comprehensive Highway Corridor Management Plan Kamloops to the Alberta Border - Summary Previous Planning Studies

Ministry of Transportation

This document is a summary of previous transportation related studies which are pertinent to the Trans Canada highway between Kamloops and the Alberta border, and is divided into three sections; (1) Studies with specific application to the corridor from west to east along the highway; (2) Studies with provincial scope and general application to the corridor; and (3) Land use plans.

14,512 KB - PDF - 147 Pages

 

May 1998

Community Impact and Development Study - Summary Report - Final Report

Urban Systems for the Ministry of Transportation

An examination of the role and function of the Trans Canada Highway within existing communities in the corridor. This study describes existing relationships between these communities and the Trans Canada Highway, and examines possible future relationships, as the communities and traffic volumes on the Trans Canada Highway continue to grow.

27,782 KB - PDF - 315 Pages

 

April 1998

'External' Traffic on the Trans Canada Highway: Kamloops to the Alberta Border

Actran Consultants in association with Robinson Consulting Associates and Olmstead Transport Associates for the Ministry of Transportation

This report presents an overview and analysis of “external” traffic on the 441-kilometre section of the Trans Canada Highway that extends from the Afton interchange, west of Kamloops, to the Alberta border. “External” traffic refers to all trips that begin or end at some point outside the corridor.

16,993 KB - PDF - 135 Pages

 

October 1998

Options Generation and Evaluation Study

Urban Systems in association with Ward Consulting and ADI Limited for the Ministry of Transportation

This report represents an interim stage of the Corridor Management Plan process, and is designed to support the development of a provincial investment strategy. This study confirms desired performance measures for the corridor based on previous work within the CMP, defines problem areas and provides a summary of the generation and evaluation of candidate improvements needed to protect the role and function of the corridor.

49,141 KB - PDF - 477 Pages Note: It is recommended that large files be downloaded

 

April 2001

Functional Planning Report Apr. 2001

NDLea Consultants Ltd for the Ministry of Transportation

This study investigates and evaluates alignment options to improve the Trans Canada Highway from approximately one kilometer east of Roth Creek to Brake Check The purpose of all options were improvements that upgraded the Highway from its existing two lane condition, with auxiliary lanes, to a four lane facility.

70,581 KB - PDF - 96 Pages Note: It is recommended that large files be downloaded

Traffic Volume Statistics

Average Annual Daily Traffic and Summer Average Daily Traffic (P-37-1E / W) - 2.5 km East of Route 95, Golden

Ministry of Transportation

Average annual Traffic Counts from 1994 to 2003

90 KB - PDF - 3 Pages

2004 Origin / Destination Traffic Data

August 2004

Kicking Horse Canyon Origin / Destination Survey - Commercial Vehicle Survey Data

TransTech Data Services 141 KB - PDF - 33 Pages
August 2004

Kicking Horse Canyon Origin / Destination Survey - Passenger Vehicle Survey Data

TransTech Data Services 196 KB - PDF - 79 Pages
August 2004

Kicking Horse Canyon Origin / Destination Survey - Survey Design and Results Report

TransTech Data Services

This document contains the Origin / Destination Survey design and results report at Golden Weigh Scale. (volume 1)

66 KB - PDF - 3 Pages

 

August 2004

Kicking Horse Canyon Origin / Destination Survey - Survey Design and Results Report

TransTech Data Services

This document contains the Origin / Destination Survey design and results report at Golden Weigh Scale (volume 2).

1,353 KB - PDF - 8 Pages

Accident Statistics

Collision Information System (CIS) Highway Accident Statistics

(Link to Ministry of Transportation Publications web site)

The Collision Information System (CIS) allows users to query and analyze data of traffic accidents on Provincial jurisdiction highways. The data comes from the ICBC Traffic Accident System database.

October 2003

H.A.S. - 0980 W.Glacier - E.Glacier, 0985 Glacier-Golden, 0990 Golden-Yoho, 0995 Yoho-AB

Ministry of Transportation

A spreadsheet providing raw accident data for West Glacier to East Glacier, Glacier to Golden and Golden to Yoho, from 1987 to 2002.

373 KB - PDF - 156 Pages

General Environmental Reports

April 1998

Trans Canada Highway Corridor (Kamloops to Alberta Border) - Environmental Overview Assessment

Acres International Limited for the Ministry of Transportation

An environmental overview assessment of the Trans Canada Highway between Kamloops and the Alberta border, in order to: 1) to maintain safety and mobility; and 2) to protect the current investment in the highway infrastructure. This study provides information for the enviromental components of this multiple accounts analysis.

26,643 KB - PDF - 288 Pages

Wildlife Reports

July 2006

Vegetation and Wildlife Habitat Mapping: KHCP Phase Three East and West

Timberline Forest Inventory Consultants Ltd.

An ecosystem, wildlife habitat, and biodiversity inventory undertaken from Golden to Yoho Bridge and Brake Check to Yoho National Park including maps, spatial coverages, data bases and a report describing the ecological values of the project area.

2,568 KB - PDF - 54 Pages
September 2005

Inventory of Breeding Birds: KHCP (Phase III)

MATRIX Resource Services

This report presents the results of an inventory of breeding birds that was carried out in 2005, constituting one component of a comprehensive environmental assessment for the Trans-Canada Highway upgrade and realignment in the Kicking Horse Canyon.

681 KB - PDF - 20 Pages
December 2004

Wildlife Impacts Associated with the Proposed Upgrades to the Trans-Canada Highway (Park Bridge to Brake Check): Preliminary Design Considerations

Osiris Wildlife Consulting Strategic Management Solutions

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of possible wildlife impacts and mitigation measures that could be applied to design, construction and operation of this section of Segment 990 on the Trans-Canada Highway.

1,983 KB - PDF - 33 Pages
December 2004

Appendix 1 - Optional Alignments (11, 12, and E-6) for Phase II Kicking Horse Canyon Project

Osiris Wildlife Consulting Strategic Management Solutions

This document contains Appendix 1 - Optional Alignments (11, 12, and E-6) for Phase II Kicking Horse Canyon Project for the Wildlife Impacts Associated with the Proposed Upgrades to the Trans-Canada Highway (Park Bridge to Brake Check): Preliminary Design Considerations

2,751 KB - PDF - 4 Pages
August 2004

Terrestrial Vegetation Mapping and Wildlife Habitat Assessment - Final Report

Silvatech

Terrestrial vegetation and wildlife habitat assessment of the Park Bridge to Brake Check Project area in the Kickinghorse Valley.

112,014 KB - PDF - 79 Pages Note: It is recommended that large files be downloaded

 

September 2000

Mountain Goats in the Kicking Horse Canyon, Trans Canada Highway

Timberland Consultants Ltd for the Ministry of Transportation

This study identifies and assesses potential impacts to mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) use of and access to the bluffs adjacent to the two bridges; and recommends potential mitigation required to bridge and approach design and construction that will minimize impacts to the goat.

10,330 KB - PDF - 42 Pages

 

March 2000

TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY WILDLIFE HABITAT MAPPING GLACIER NATIONAL PARK TO YOHO NATIONAL PARK Section 2: Donald to Roth Creek

Manning, Cooper and Associates for the Ministry of Transportation

A report regarding models of habitat mapping for deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, bear and mountain goat between Donald and Roth Creek.

3,013 KB - PDF - 17 Pages
March 2000

Deer Habitat Maps

Manning, Cooper and Associates for the Ministry of Transportation

Maps of deer habitat between Donald and Roth Creek.

42,634 KB - PDF - 14 Pages

 

March 2000

Trans Canada Highway Wildlife Habitat Mapping Glacier National Park To Yoho National Park Section 2: Donald to Roth Creek

Manning, Cooper and Associates for the Ministry of Transportation

Maps of elk habitat between Donald and Roth Creek.

43,476 KB - PDF - 14 Pages

 

March 2000

TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY WILDLIFE HABITAT MAPPING GLACIER NATIONAL PARK TO YOHO NATIONAL PARK Section 2: Donald to Roth Creek

Manning, Cooper and Associates for the Ministry of Transportation

Maps of moose habitat between Donald and Roth Creek.

42,890 KB - PDF - 14 Pages

 

March 2000

TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY WILDLIFE HABITAT MAPPING GLACIER NATIONAL PARK TO YOHO NATIONAL PARK Section 2: Donald to Roth Creek

Manning, Cooper and Associates for the Ministry of Transportation

Maps of bighorn sheep habitat between Donald and Roth Creek.

19,424 KB - PDF - 7 Pages

 

March 2000

TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY WILDLIFE HABITAT MAPPING GLACIER NATIONAL PARK TO YOHO NATIONAL PARK Section 2: Donald to Roth Creek

Manning, Cooper and Associates for the Ministry of Transportation

Maps of bear habitat between Donald and Roth Creek.

45,352 KB - PDF - 14 Pages

 

March 2000

Donald to Roth Creek - Map Index and Key

Manning, Cooper and Associates for the Ministry of Transportation

Appendix A of the Wildlife Habitat Mapping Report for Section 2: Donald to Roth Creek. This appendix includes the Map Index and Key.

94 KB - PDF - 2 Pages

 

March 2000

TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY WILDLIFE HABITAT MAPPING GLACIER NATIONAL PARK TO YOHO NATIONAL PARK Section 2: Donald to Roth Creek

Manning, Cooper and Associates for the Ministry of Transportation

Maps of mountain goat habitat between Donald and Roth Creek.

2,604 KB - PDF - 2 Pages
May 1 999

Mitigation of Impacts to Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat for Advanced Construction Candidate Package 1

Manning, Cooper and Associates for the Ministry of Transportation

This report provides background information, identifies key wildlife issues and provides recommendations to mitigate impacts to wildlife and wildlife habitat between Donald and Roth Creek, related to an advance construction candidate (ACC).

1,310 KB - PDF - 18 Pages

 

July 1998

Highway Effects on Gray Wolves within the Golden Canyon, British Columbia and Wolf Survival in the Central Rocky Mountains

GEOMAR Consulting Limited, Central Rockies Wolf Project for the Ministry of Transportation

This report describes the effect of the Trans Canada Highway on gray wolves in the Kicking Horse Canyon, and on wolf survival in the central rocky mountains.

15,890 KB - PDF - 45 Pages

 

March 1998

Wolverine Winter Travel Routes and Response to Transportation Corridors in Kicking Horse Pass between Yoho and Banff National Parks

Matt Austin, B.Sc.

This project was design to determine the impacts of transportation corridors, particularly the Trans Canada Highway, on wolverine movements in the area.

4,443 KB - PDF - 46 Pages

 

October 1997

Wildlife Tracking Project: Golden to West Boundary of Yoho National Park - Final Report

LGL Limited - Environmental Research Associates for the Ministry of Transportation

This study: (1) provides baseline information on patterns of habitat use and overall population trends for the larger species of wildlife (ie., ungulates and carnivores) between Golden and the west boundary of Yoho National Park; (2) identifies wildlife migration and movement corridors within the existing highway corridor and along the south side of the Kicking Horse Valley; and (3) assess and recommend means of impact avoidance and mitigation that are likely to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and that may reduce impacts of the highway development on local populations of wildlife.

48,862 KB - PDF - 91 Pages Note: It is recommended that large files be downloaded

 

November 1994

Wildlife Habitat Mapping

Harvey Research Ltd. For the Ministry of Transportation

A review of available information regarding wildlife populations between Golden and Yoho National Park, including a map of habitat types based on vegetation cover and physical attributes of the terrain. The report also contains a of a proposed site for a weigh station on the Trans Canada Highway between Moberly Branch Road and the Blaeberry River.

57,799 KB - PDF - 59 Pages Note: It is recommended that large files be downloaded

Fisheries

February 2000

Roth Creek to Yoho National Park Fish Collection Reports and Photographs: 1999 Field Program

Coast River Environmental Services Ltd. For the Ministry of Transportation

1999 field program reports and photographs regarding fish collection between Roth Creek and Yoho National Park.

29,586 KB - PDF - 43 Pages

 

February 2000

Donald to Roth Creek Fish Collection Reports and Photographs: 1999 Field Program

Coast River Environmental Services Ltd. For the Ministry of Transportation

1999 field program reports and photographs regarding fish collection between Donald and Roth Creek.

61,891 KB - PDF - 79 Pages Note: It is recommended that large files be downloaded

 

October 1999

Fish Collection Report: 1999 Field Program

Coast River Environmental Services Ltd. For the Ministry of Transportation

This report describes the methods and results of fish sampling work conducted in association with the Cache Creek to Rockies (CCR) highway improvement program, between Revelstoke and the west boundary of Yoho National Park.

38,595 KB - PDF - 132 Pages



 

 

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