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The fourth and final phase of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project is a complex one, which means traffic disruptions and full highway closures will be needed.
Extended multi-day closures for the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) east of Golden, similar to those seen in the spring during phase three, will come into effect next week.
Leading up to that point, however, there will be periodic closures over the next five days.
Starting today, daytime stoppages of up to half an hour due to single-lane alternating traffic will happen between 9 am and 3 pm.
The full 24-hour-per-day closure of the highway will begin Monday and be in place until Dec. 1.
There will be some exceptions between Sept. 20 and Dec. 1, as the highway will reopen at times during the Sept. 25-26 and Thanksgiving weekends.
When the highway is fully closed, traffic will be able to detour through Radium Hot Springs by using Hwy 93 and Hwy 95, which will add 90 minutes of travel time.
The Province says their traffic management strategy has been designed to minimize and mitigate traffic disruptions while allowing work to proceed safely and on schedule.
For more information on the Kicking Horse Canyon Project, click this link.