Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone, were in Kamloops to announce $469.4 million to expand and upgrade two major sections of the TransCanada Highway. Out of this amount, the Kicking Horse Canyon project accounts for $450 million, while the Donald to Forde Station section of highway accounts for over $19.4 million.
Highway 1 through Kicking Horse Canyon will be realigned and expanded to four lanes with median barriers and widened shoulders. Improving this section will also require a combination of bridges, retaining walls, rock catchment ditches and other measures to reduce rock fall hazards. Work on the second section of Highway 1 approximately 20 kilometres west of Golden, from Donald to Forde Station Road, will involve expanding the highway to four lanes and improving access at the weigh scale.
In the photo from left to right: Shuswap Indian Band Councillor Tim Eugene, Revelstoke Mayor Mark McKee, Tk'emlups Elder Jeanette Jules, Minister Amarjett Sohi, Minister Todd Stone, Golden Mayor Ron Oszust and MLA Greg Kyllo.For more information and to view the official press release, click HERE.