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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.

This project, part of the comprehensive Highway 1 – Kamloops to Alberta – Four Laning Program, is now substantially complete.

Construction to complete final details, including pavement, line painting, wildlife fencing and landscaping, resumes April 2, 2024. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and posted at 50 km/h throughout the Phase 4 construction zone. Two-minute stoppages will be a regular daily occurrence, and daytime full closures of up to two hours are planned on three days in April and one day in May. For details, please consult the Highway Status Calendar and confirm with DriveBC.

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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