GOLDEN, B.C. — Major construction will begin next week on Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon project, the most technically challenging section of Highway 1 in British Columbia.
The project includes realignment and widening of the final 4.8 kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway including widening the highway to four lanes and realigning 13 curves to boost safety. Highway shoulders will also be widened to ministry standards to accommodate cyclists.
“The final phase of the Kicking Horse Canyon four-laning project near Golden will improve users’ safety, make this stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway more reliable, protect wildlife and also create good jobs for local workers,” Fleetwood–Port Kells MP Ken Hardie said in a statement.
Rockfall and avalanche hazards will be mitigated with bridges, rock catchment ditches and other measures and wildlife exclusion fences. Wildlife passage opportunities will also be integrated into the project.
Construction of the fourth and final phase to is expected to be substantially complete in winter 2023-24.