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No daytime closures expected during June for Kicking Horse Canyon Project

The highway will close nightly between Sunday and Thursday to complete construction
Construction begun on Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project in 2021. (Claire Palmer photo)

The Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors have released their expected traffic closures on the Trans-Canada Highway for the month of June.

The work being completed is part of the province’s Kicking Horse Canyon Project Phase 4.

No full-day or multi-day closures are expected this month, however, there will be periods when the highway is completely closed. There are also no daytime closures planned for the month.

Five days a week, from Sunday to Thursday, the highway will completely close at 10 p.m. and will remain closed until the following day at 7 a.m.

On those days, prior to the full closures, there will be lane closures for two hours from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lane closures will likely cause half-hour delays for travellers.

On Friday evenings, instead of the full closures that begin at 10 p.m., there will simply be lane closures that begin at 8 p.m. and continue until the next day at 7 a.m.

No closures are planned for Saturday nights this month.

During the closures, emergency responders will be able to access the highway from both ends, but no through traffic will be permitted.

The alternative traffic routes suggested by Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors are Highway 93S and Highway 95 which add an additional driving time of about 90 minutes.

Roadside signage will also provide information about the closures and traffic control personnel will be onsite to direct traffic as required.

A full schedule of closures is available on the project’s online highway status calendar.

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