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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 transformed 21 kilometres of narrow, winding two-lane highway into a modern four-lane, 100 km/h standard. Construction of the fourth and final phase to complete the remaining – and most difficult – 4.8 kilometres is expected to be substantially complete in winter 2023-24. This project is part of the comprehensive Highway 1 – Kamloops to Alberta – Four Laning Program. The challenge of this work is substantial and will involve significant traffic disruptions ranging from 20-minute stoppages to overnight closures and even multi-day closures during off-peak shoulder season.

Fall 2021

Extended (multi-day/24-hour) closure is in effect until 6 am on December 1.

Exceptions are the last weekend in September (extended closure is suspended from noon September 24 to noon September 27, but with some daytime/evening stoppages and overnight closures planned) and the Thanksgiving holiday long weekend, which will be free of stoppages altogether from noon October 8 to noon October 12.

See the Highway Status Calendar and DriveBC for details.

A detailed traffic management plan has not yet been prepared for December 2021 and beyond, but outside of the Christmas-New Year’s period, the daily norm is likely to be 30-minute stoppages between 9 am and 3 pm and between 8 pm and 10 pm, along with overnight closures from 10 pm to 7 am.

Dart Creek Trails Access Closed

Access to Dart Creek trails will remain closed for the duration of construction (active construction zone).

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