GOLDEN, B.C. — The Trans-Canada Highway through the Kicking Horse Canyon now features a wider, safer, four-lane divided highway as the new westbound lanes have opened.
This development is part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon project, which reached substantial completion with the opening of all four lanes on Nov. 30.
Construction for this phase will halt for the winter season and is scheduled to resume in spring. The final stages of the project include landscaping, installation of wildlife fencing, limited final paving and the application of permanent line markings.
During the spring construction period, minor lane closures and some delays are expected. Updates and details will be provided on the project website in March 2024.
Until the project’s expected completion in spring 2024, the speed limit on this section of Highway 1 is set at 80 km/h. Post-completion, the speed limit will be increased to 100 km/h. Motorists are advised to prepare for winter conditions, drive safely according to the weather, and be vigilant for wildlife.
The Kicking Horse Canyon project represents a significant investment of over $600 million. The Government of Canada has contributed $215.19 million towards the project, with the B.C. government providing the remaining $385.58 million. This project is a key development in improving the safety and efficiency of one of the most important transportation routes in the region.