Highway 1 - Monte Creek to Pritchard
A 10.5 km section of highway has been widened to four lanes at the Monte Creek interchange, 30 km east of Kamloops.
Phase 1 was completed in fall 2012, expanding a three-kilometre section of the Trans-Canada Highway from two lanes to four lanes between the Monte Creek Interchange to east of Bostock Road.
Phase 2 improvements included:
- 7.5 km section widened to 100 km/h four-lane design standard
- 2.6-metre-wide median
- 2.5-metre-wide paved shoulders
- Roadside barriers
- Improved access to highway with turn lanes
- Deceleration lanes and new frontage roads
- Grade-separated interchange at Pritchard
Project cost: The total project cost (both phases) is estimated at $68.9 million. The project is cost-shared, with the Government of Canada contributing $16.7 million.
Status: Phase 1 completed in 2012; Phase 2 completed in 2016
- Increase safety on a section that has a higher-than-average crash rate
- Increase capacity and movement for route with high percentage of trucks
- Improve sight distance for westbound traffic