Highway 1 - Ford Road to Tappen Valley Road

Photograph of Ford to Tappen project

The Trans Canada Highway 1 Ford Road to Tappen Valley Road Four-Laning project will upgrade approximately 4.3 km of the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) and replace the Tappen Overhead bridge. The western limit of the project begins at Ford Road and extends through to its terminus 400 metres east of Tappen Valley Road.

Improvements include:

  • 4.3 km section of the Trans-Canada Highway widened from two to four lanes
  • New east bound commercial carrier pullout
  • New frontage road system to provide safer access to the highway
  • Modified protected T-intersection at Tappen Valley Road
  • Replacement of the existing Tappen Overhead bridge
  • Installation of median barrier


  • Detailed Design complete and advertised on BC Bid for construction
  • We are committed to work with indigenous partners Skwlāx te Secwepemcúl̓ecw (Skwlāx) located on the northeast shore of Little Shuswap Lake
  • Since January, Skwlax Resource Management Ltd.
    • Employed 30 people
    • Have been operating 10 pieces of equipment
    • Completed advanced clearing

Project Benefits

  • Improve safety, capacity and movement of goods and services
  • Provide safer access to local roads for residents, commercial vehicles, tourists and travellers
  • Reduce travel times during peak travel periods
  • Wider shoulders and new frontage road system to support cyclists, pedestrians, and people using other modes of active transportation

Project Cost

The total project cost is estimated at $243 million. This includes up to $82.1 million from the Government of Canada under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund.

Public Consultation

Project Concept

Ford To Tappen Flyover Eastbound 2021


Project Photos