GOLDEN, B.C. — Highway 1 in Kicking Horse Canyon is opening ahead of schedule on Friday, Nov. 25 at 6 a.m.
New bridges and viaducts are part of the $600 million project financed by B.C. and the federal government, a news release states.
“As winter approaches, this is reassuring news for residents and travellers passing through Kicking Horse Canyon,” said Harjit Sajjan, federal minister of international development in the release.
Roughly two kilometres of brand-new bridges and viaducts will be in use as of Friday morning.
“The new road passes beneath two major new rock cuts, including the new through-cut at Dart Creek,” reads the release.
But the entire project is not over yet with further closures slated for spring 2023. Completion is expected in late 2023/early 2024.
Information on road closures can be found on http://www.drivebc.ca/.