Kicking Horse Canyon Project - Community Engagement
Public Information Sessions
Public information sessions were held October 29, 2019 in Radium Hot Springs and October 30, 2019 in Golden.
We welcome your comments!
For the safety of construction crews and the travelling public, night-time closures and up to 30 weeks of extended 24-hour closures will be required over the course of over three years. These extended closures would be confined to the spring (up to 5-6 weeks) and fall (up to 10-11 weeks) shoulder seasons, and long weekends would not be affected. Motorists will be able to take the detour route via Highways 93 and 95 at all times.
What are the top considerations that should be taken into account in applying these closures, and do you have any additional comments? Send us an email at KHCPAdmin@gov.bc.ca.
About Community Engagement
Community engagement for the Kicking Horse Canyon Project began many years ago, gaining momentum in 1997 with the development of the Corridor Management Plan for the Trans-Canada Highway between Kamloops and the Alberta Border. Further studies took place as part of the Cache Creek to the Rockies Program the next year. Input obtained during these studies was applied in moving forward the with 26-kilometre portion between Golden and the Yoho Park boundary which became known as the Kicking Horse Canyon Project.
With the launch of the project in 2003, engagement included broad public sessions (open houses), and regular meetings with a Community Liaison Committee with representation from a broad cross-section of community stakeholders and interests. In the early days of the project, engagement focused on the first phases. Engagement on Phase 4 began in 2008.
Following the announcement in 2017 that Phase 4 would be proceeding, a new Community Liaison Committee was established. The new committee has an expanded range of representation, with many new members, as well as some who had participated before.