Highway 1 Upgrades – Kamloops To Alberta

Rank 2022


Image Credit: TI Corporation

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $1.7 billion

Funding Source: Public

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Kamloops

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2026

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. Highway 1 includes 339 km under the jurisdiction of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as 101 km under the jurisdiction of Parks Canada. There are seven sections of the work that are scheduled for completed over the next 3-5 years: Chase four-laning at a cost of $220M; Ford Road to Tappen Valley overhead, at a cost of $243 million; Salmon Arm west, at a cost of $155 million; Bruhn Bridge, at a cost of $224.5 million; Illecillewaet, at a cost of $85.2 million; Quartz Bridge and four-laning, at a cost of $123.7 million; and Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4, at a cost of $601 million, to be completed in winter 2023-24. Since the launch of construction in early 2021, the major activity on the Kicking Horse Canyon Project consisted of clearing, excavating, drilling, piling and pier construction to establish the underpinnings of the many structures that will be used in straightening and widening the highway to a modern four-lane standard. By the end 2021, the first bridge girders will have been put in place, and there was significant progress on cuts and retaining walls.

Project Owner: B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Engineer: Wood (consulting)

Contractor: Emil Anderson Construction Inc. (Pritchard to Hoffman’s Bluff)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: DB Team: Team (Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4): Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors: Aecon Group Inc, Parsons, Emil Anderson Construction

Other Key Players: Golder- a member of WSP (geotech., environmental services); Englobe (pavement engineering services, QA, QV); WSP (construction supervision services); McElhanney (design and planning services); Hanscomb (cost consultant); EY (mgmt. consultant)

2022 Rank: 42

2021 Rank: 56

2020 Rank: 58

2019 Rank: 60

2018 Rank: 58

2017 Rank: 70


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