Kicking Horse Canyon Project
The completion of the Brake Check to Yoho Park section brings the total completed length of improvements to 17.8 kilometres out of the 26-kilometre Kicking Horse Canyon Project total.
Safety has been greatly improved with concrete median barrier to reduce the risk of head-on crashes, accommodation of cyclists on 3-metre wide shoulders, an overpass arrangement at Wapta/Beaverfoot Road for safer and more effective access, and wildlife fencing with three special crossings to protect against collisions with wildlife.
This 8.8-kilometre segment was also upgraded to four lanes and the Mt. Hunter Creek Bridge was replaced.
The crew ranged from 75-125 people on site at construction peak times, resulting in a significant local investment in local hired equipment, construction materials, fuel, meals and lodging, equalling millions of dollars for the local economy.
The cost of improving this section of the Trans-Canada Highway was shared between the Province of British Columbia and Government of Canada.