Closures to the canyon have been announced for the month of August. (Government of BC photo)

Closures to the canyon have been announced for the month of August. (Government of BC photo)

August closures announced for Hwy 1 east of Golden

The highway will be completley open for long weekend travel

Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors have released the schedule for the planned closures to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Kicking Horse Canyon for the month of August, which follows the same traffic pattern as July.

Single-lane intermittent closures will continue Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. MDT to 10 p.m. MDT, with overnight full highway closures on the same days from 10 p.m. MST to 7 a.m. MST. Up to 30 minute delays can be expected from the intermittent closures.

During these periods, traffic will be detoured through Radium via Highways 93 and 95.

There will be no closures or stoppages during the long weekend, from Friday, July 30 at 7 a.m. MDT until Tuesday, August 3 at 8 p.m. MDT.

Extended closures will return in September, with multi-day full closures in effect from Sept. 20 until Dec. 1.

From the Thanksgiving long weekend on Oct. 12 until Dec. 1, the highway will be completely closed to all through traffic.

The closures are a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon project.

The project will see the highway expanded from two lanes to four with a meridian divider. Approximately 4.8 km of highway will be updated, with 13 curves realigned and wider shoulders along the highway to accommodate cyclists.

Travellers are encouraged to check DriveBC prior to departing for up to date information on closures.

For more information about the Kicking Horse Canyon Project, please visit kickinghorsecanyon.ca. If you have questions or comments about construction and traffic, please call the 24/7 construction information phone line: 1-844-815-6111.

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