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.
Spring 2023 Hours
Traffic management until the end of May 2023 will generally involve the following:
- 30-minute stoppages between 9 am and 3 pm (except Sundays), and in the evening from 8 to 10 pm (except Saturdays)
- Overnight closures from 10 pm to 7 am (except Saturday nights into Sunday mornings)
- No construction stoppages or closures during holiday long weekends
- The alternative route of Highways 93S and 95 is available for use during overnight closures
See the Highway Status Calendar and DriveBC for details.
“Summer hours” begin June 1 and continue into mid-September. During this period, there will be no daytime stoppages due to construction (except for possible momentary pauses to allow construction vehicles to turn or cross the highway). Half-hour stoppages will still occur in the evenings, and overnight closures will continue except for Friday and Saturday nights. There will be no stoppages or closures during holiday long weekends.
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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