Highway 1 upgrades - Kamloops to Alberta

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Ranking for 2018: 58

Industry Sector: Transportation

Specific Sector: Highway

Range: $500,000,000 - $1 billion

Project Value: $

Federal: $215 million

Government Funds Involved:

Funding Source: Public

Location: B.C. to Alberta Border, British Columbia

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion:

LEED: N/A


The Government of B.C. has embarked on a 10-year project to expand the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) between the City of Kamloops and the Alberta border. The focus of the expansion is to four-lane the entire section of roadway, which includes 339 kilometres under the jurisdiction of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as 101 kilometres under the jurisdiction of Parks Canada. Construction is underway on a 2.5-kilometre stretch 20 kilometres west of Golden. One section of the Hoffman’s Bluff to Jade Mountain section will begin construction in 2019, with the remaining sections currently in the design phase.

Eleven of the sections have already been completed, with seven others currently under development.

In February of 2017, the federal government announced that it would provide $215 million to the Kicking Horse Canyon project that is part of the province’s upgrade of the highway.


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