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Kicking Horse Canyon project to close Highway 1 for another month

Highway 1 through Kicking Horse Canyon will be closed for another month as construction work extends into May.

B.C. Government officials said the extended, 24/7 closure started back up on Tuesday and will keep the highway closed until mid-May.

The highway will reopen for Victoria Day long weekend, from May 20th to the 23rd, with the possibility of daytime stoppages and overnight closures for about a week afterwards.

Drivers are asked to use Highway 93/95 through Kootenay National Park and Radium Hot Springs as an alternate route in the meantime.

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The first three phases of the project focused on turning 21 kilometres of narrow, winding highway into a four-lane road with a standard 100 km/h speed limit.

“Construction of the fourth and final phase to complete the remaining – and most difficult – 4.8 kilometres is expected to be substantially complete in winter 2023-24,” said B.C. government officials.

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