Kicking Horse Canyon Project Phase 4 construction will require an extended multi-day closure of the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) east of Golden from April 12 to May 14, during the spring 2021 shoulder season. Activities will include geotechnical investigations, clearing, heavy excavation, piling and hauling that cannot be performed safely in the presence of traffic or during shorter interruptions. Trans-Canada Highway traffic will be routed via Highways 93 and 95, which will add up to 1.5 hours to travel time.
The construction zone will be opened to local/commuter traffic, escorted by a pilot vehicle, during one half-hour period in the morning and one half-hour period in the afternoon. Similar escorts will be provided for school buses. Please see initial details below. Further updates will be provided in advance of the closure.
The closure is part of a traffic-management strategy developed in consultation with the community and key stakeholders. This strategy is designed to minimize travel disruptions during the peak summer and winter travel periods by having as much work as possible done at night and other off-peak periods.
What to Expect
- Timing: 12:00 noon Monday, April 12, 2021 to 12:00 noon Friday, May 14, 2021
- Hours of Work: 24/7
- Traffic Impacts & Accommodation: All TCH traffic will be routed via Highways 93 and 95, with the following exceptions: -School bus on Golden-Field route will be escorted by a pilot car through the project site daily: Morning school bus from Golden at 6:45 a.m., return from Field to Golden at 8:15 a.m. and afternoon school bus from Golden at 3:15 p.m., return from Field to Golden at 5:00 p.m.
-Local/commuter traffic will be escorted by a pilot car through the project site daily, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
-Emergency vehicles in response mode will be escorted by a pilot car anytime on 15 minutes notice
-Roadside signage will provide advance notification of the closure and alternate route
-Day-to-day information will be available on DriveBC