GOLDEN, B.C. — Following extensive construction during the summer, a full closure of Highway 1 through the construction zone of the Kicking Horse Canyon near Golden. B.C. will be required.
From noon on Sept. 26 until 6 a.m. on Dec. 1 all through traffic on Highway 1 between Golden and Castle Junction will be routed via highways 93S and 95 adding as much as one-and-a-half hours of travel time.
Destinations between Castle Junction and the construction zone, such as Lake Louise and Field, will continue to be accessible from the east throughout the closure, a Government of British Columbia release stated.
The highway will be reopened temporarily for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend from noon on Oct. 7 until noon on Oct. 11.
The closure allows crews to proceed with work such as construction on and adjacent to the existing highway including the placement of heavy equipment on the roadway.
Summer progress on the project included placement of girders and construction of bridge decks on new bridges and viaducts. Construction of the retaining walls to carry the wider highway continues between the elevated structures.
Once completed in winter 2023-24 the 4.8 kilometre section of two-lane road will be converted to a four-lane standard highway.