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Kicking Horse Canyon: Closed highway to reopen one week early  | Globalnews.ca

2022-11-24 01:09:40

Closed for the previous two months due to ongoing development, B.C.’s Kicking Horse Canyon will as soon as once more be open to visitors this week.

The windy part of the Trans-Canada Freeway close to the mountainous border between B.C. and Alberta has been present process much-needed straightening since April 2021.

The freeway will reopen on Friday morning, Nov. 25 at 6 a.m., and the most recent enhancements embrace new bridges and viaducts alongside eastbound lanes, with B.C.’s authorities touting the part as now being extra dependable and environment friendly.

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The newest closure began on Sept. 26 and was slated to initially reopen on Dec. 1. Work on the westbound lanes continues.

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In the course of the closures, visitors has been rerouted, leading to an added driving time of round 90 minutes.


Click to play video: 'Drone footage shows massive construction project  in Kicking Horse Canyon'


Drone footage exhibits large development mission in Kicking Horse Canyon


“Travellers and business truckers are set to learn from these vital upgrades by way of the Kicking Horse Canyon,” mentioned Rob Fleming, B.C.’s transportation minister.

“The outdated freeway’s sharp corners are gone, with new viaducts and buildings throughout sections of the canyon that enhance the security and reliability of this vital interprovincial connection.”

Learn extra:

Transformation of Kicking Horse Canyon portion of Trans-Canada Freeway ‘outstanding’

In asserting the early reopening, the province says motorists will see practically two kilometres of recent bridges and buildings, with the freeway passing by way of two main rock cuts.

Whereas the early reopening is nice information, development isn’t performed, with one other stretch of full closures slated for spring 2023.

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Click to play video: 'Fall closures scheduled for Kicking Horse Canyon project construction'


Fall closures scheduled for Kicking Horse Canyon mission development


The province says the subsequent section includes realigning and widening 4.8 km, together with 4 new bridges and 9 new viaducts.

Learn extra:

Flood-damaged sections of Trans-Canada Freeway in Fraser Canyon going through 2 extra years of restore

The mission is anticipated to complete throughout the winter of 2023-24, and is anticipated to have a price ticket of round $600 million.

For extra info, go to the province’s web site about Kicking Horse Canyon.


Click to play video: 'Construction begins next week on notorious stretch of Highway 1'


Building begins subsequent week on infamous stretch of Freeway 1


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