Project Substantially Complete
The Kicking Horse Canyon, located just east of Golden, BC, is one of the most rugged and scenic sections to be found on the Trans-Canada Highway. As a tourist and commercial transportation corridor, the highway carries more than 10,000 vehicles daily during the summer. While the mix varies by season, up to 30% of the traffic consists of commercial vehicles moving millions of dollars in goods to serve interprovincial and international trade. Three phases of work have previously transformed 21 kilometres of narrow, winding two-lane highway into a modern four-lane, 100 km/h standard. Major construction of the fourth and final phase to complete the remaining – and most difficult – 4.8 kilometres began in early 2021.
The challenge of this work has been substantial and has involved significant traffic disruptions ranging from 20-minute stoppages to overnight closures and even multi-day closures during off-peak shoulder season. The “substantial completion” milestone brings an end to these disruptions as the contractor, Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors, shuts down construction for the winter.
Intermittent lane closures and even some overnight closures may be expected in Spring 2024, to allow final completion of remaining work, including landscaping, wildlife fence installation, some final paving and painting of permanent line markings.
Advance notification of the 2024 springtime traffic construction schedule will be posted here in March 2024.
Dart Creek Trails Access Closed
Access to Dart Creek trails will remain closed until after final completion of construction in 2024.
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