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The Kicking Horse Canyon, located just east of Golden, BC, is one of the most rugged and scenic sections to be found on the Trans-Canada Highway. As a tourist and commercial transportation corridor, the highway carries more than 10,000 vehicles daily during the summer. While the mix varies by season, up to 30% of the traffic consists of commercial vehicles moving millions of dollars in goods to serve interprovincial and international trade. Three phases of work have transformed 21 kilometres of narrow, winding two-lane highway into a modern four-lane, 100 km/h standard. Construction of the fourth and final phase to complete the remaining – and most difficult – 4.8 kilometres is expected to begin in fall 2020.
Preferred Proponent Selected for Design & Construction
Following a competitive procurement process, Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors, consisting of Aecon Group Inc., Parsons Inc. and Emil Anderson Construction, has been chosen to enter into final contract negotiations with the Province to design and construct Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project. Please see Procurement Process for more information.
Driving the Trans-Canada through the Kicking Horse Canyon?
Limited early works such as geotechnical investigations and preliminary clearing will begin this fall prior to the final contract award later this year. Traffic impacts during this period are expected to be minimal. Please see Planning for Construction Traffic Management for current information.
Kicking Horse Canyon Project Phase 4
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Kicking Horse Photos
The Kicking Horse Canyon winds through breathtaking scenery in the Rocky Mountains.
Kicking Horse Videos
Watch some of the exciting work being done in the Kicking Horse Canyon.
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Find stories about the transportation work going on in the Kicking Horse Canyon.