Phase four of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project will require extended multi-day closures of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Golden this fall.
Traffic disruptions and full highway closures will be necessary to carry out heavy excavation and construction required for the final phase of the construction.
Extended closure dates:
12pm September 20th – 12pm September 24th
12 pm September 27th – 12pm October 8th
12 pm October 12th – 6am December 1st
During these periods, Trans-Canada Highway traffic will be routed via Highways 93S and 95, which will add up to 90 minutes travel time. Construction zone will be opened to local/commuter traffic only, escorted by a pilot vehicle, during one half-hour period in the morning and one half-hour period in the afternoon.
There will be no closures or stoppages due to construction during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend from 12pm on October 8th to 12pm on October 12th.
Scheduled times of the potential two-hour and overnight closures will be posted a week before on DriveBC.ca.
For more information on this project, as well as the highway status calendar, please visit the project’s website.
Carriers and drivers are also reminded that construction to four-lane Highway 1 from Kamloops to Golden is still underway and is expected to continue for the next few months as environmental conditions allow. These construction activities are anticipated to result in a cumulative delay of approximately 45 - 90 minutes, which is in addition to the Kicking Horse Canyon Project ~90 minute detour travel time.
Details on the Highway 1 construction projects can be found here.
BCTA would like to remind carriers to plan their travel in advance and be mindful of construction activities. Please continue to check DriveBC.ca and provincial travel advisories here for detailed and up-to-date information. Additionally, during traffic diversion periods, expect increased presence and enforcement from RCMP and Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Officers.
BCTA would also like remind carriers to educate drivers on designated rest areas along the route for commercial vehicles to ensure compliance with hours of service. Information on provincial rest areas can be found here.