Kicking Horse Canyon stretch of Hwy 1 closing for a month for construction Social Sharing
Apr 19, 2022
The alternative route will take an extra hour-and-a-half for drivers
The Kicking Horse Canyon stretch of Highway 1 east of Golden, B.C., will be closed for a month after Easter weekend for construction.
The section will be closed from noon on Tuesday, April 19, until May 20, just before the May long weekend. Drivers will be diverted south at Golden to Radium Hot Springs, then back to the highway through Kootenay National Park.
The B.C. Trucking Association says while it is not pleased with the impending month-long shutdown, it is also giving the industry an opportunity to adapt.
“A lot of companies have embedded switch points into their routes, particularly during these closures where literally a westbound truck will meet an eastbound truck, the drivers will switch and they’ll head back the other way,” BCTA president, Dave Earle
But he also did say that the shutdown will be “a pain” as it will create additional financial and logistical challenges for truckers.
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Categories | Infrastructure
Tags | Business Operations, Driver Shortage, Highways, Safety