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 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 three sections of the work that are scheduled for completed over the next three-to-five years:
Hoffman’s Bluff to Jade Mountain, at a cost of $199 million, to be completed by 2022;
Salmon Arm West, at a cost of $163 million, to be completed by 2023;
And Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4, at a cost of $450 million, to be completed by 2024.
The RFQ for the Kicking Horse Canyon Project was released in September, carrying an additional $35 million price tag to cover the cost of the implementation of a Community Benefits Agreement.
One section of the Hoffman’s Bluff to Jade Mountain section is under construction.