One Hwy. 1 project east of Revelstoke is now complete — with several others still on the go or being planned, the province has announced.
The Trans-Canada Highway between the Golden weigh scale station and Forde Station Road — located approximately 20 km west of Golden — has been expanded to four lanes, included widening 2.5 km of highway to four lanes, creating better access to the commercial vehicle safety enforcement inspection station and building retaining walls to avoid impacts on the rail corridor.
“This is just one of many four-laning projects between Kamloops and the Alberta border in the next three years,” said Claire Trevena, B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
“Widening the highway to four lanes east of the Golden weigh scale has made the corridor safer for people and also supports our trade network.”
The estimated $19.4 million project was cost-shared, with the Government of Canada contributing up to $7.27 million through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund and the Province providing the remaining $12.13 million.
Hwy. 1 upgrades between Kamloops and the Alberta border are a specific priority in the mandate letter for the provincial Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
The Illecillewaet project east of Revelstoke is ongoing and a number of Hwy. 1 four-laning projects are in various stages of design, consultation and procurement.
The Province has committed $648 million to this program over the next three years under Budget 2019.