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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance
    For right now 16 and 5 are pretty much adequate for the traffic if they add passing lanes. Trans-Canada needs serious upgrading in many spots to increase capacity by twinning and other upgrades, such as bypassing Salmon Arm and Sicamous.
    The biggest upgrades required for the Trans-Canada are finishing the Kicking Horse Pass upgrades so that the bottom half of it is as good as they've made the top half (serious kudos there), and doing some serious work on the Roger's Pass so that it doesn't close on a regular basis. I was in Golden over New Year's, and we made the trip to Revelstoke on New Year's day. My bus managed to make it back to Golden in about 2.5 hours, however a second bus was 30 minutes late leaving Revelstoke and ended up taking almost 7 hours to make it back to Golden due to avalanche/blasting closures and horrendous truck traffic.

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    A good site to keep up to date...although its usually isn't

    http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/d...es/index_e.asp

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    FYI: The Donald Bridge is where Highway 1 crosses the Columbia River;

    Donald Bridge
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    Donald bridge to get much needed upgrade
    Carrie White - Golden Star March 17, 2009

    Thanks to an accelerated investment of $174 million for highway improvements in B.C.'s interior, there will be upwards of 600 jobs created in the Golden area soon.

    On March 12, federal Transport and Infrastructure Minister John Baird and B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Kevin Falcon announced the fast tracking of funds towards highway improvements in B.C. to help create jobs, stimulate the economy and improve road safety. Construction on the first of the highway projects is expected to begin in the upcoming construction season.

    According to a recent press release, the funding will allow for engineering for five highway improvement projects along highways 1 and 97A in the southern interior region of the province to be accelerated, enabling tendering and construction to

    advance as quickly as possible. The Donald Bridges project will upgrade approximately four kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway from two lanes to four lanes with the construction of a new four-lane Donald Bridge over the Columbia River and a new four-lane Donald Overhead Bridge that crosses Canadian Pacific Rail line. The area is known to be a high collision area as the corner before the bridge is sharp and the bridge itself is very narrow.

    The $63 million project is expected to create over 600 direct and indirect jobs.

    MP Jim Abbott said that the Donald bridge project along with the Clanwilliam Bridge project near Revelstoke mean safer highways and more than 900 construction jobs.

    "This spending and these jobs are in addition to the Kicking Horse Canyon construction that will employ hundreds more."

    Abbott explained that the commitment to the highway work is in recognition that these particular areas pose serious problems relating to traffic and accident frequencies.

    "Doing the work in these areas [Donald bridge] first makes sense because as we are bringing out infrastructure dollars to come up with real economic activity, we need to address the areas where we will get the best value."

    Abbott explained that while it is important to create significant economic activity, ensuring that the projects are lasting and meaningful is a high priority.

    "Part of what we are trying to do, rather than focus on the gigantic picture which is a four lane highway from coast to coast, is to do the things that we must do right now in order to do our very best to eliminate the accidents looking for some place to happen."

    Abbott said the B.C. government has been working with the federal government to get the dollars flowing quickly into communities across the province.

    "In an area like ours, the amount of jobs that these projects are going to create really says that we are focused on the constituency."

    Abbott said he is very excited not only about the project, but about the number of jobs it will create in the area.

    "It's especially exciting because of the great reputation of the workforce in the Golden and Revelstoke area. Our constituency is a leader in work ethic. This project is a win-win in every way."

    When queried, Abbott said that he is confident that there will be a push for local workers to be hired for the upcoming Donald bridge project, but that the contract ultimately falls under the jurisdiction of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation. Abbott did say that the start of the project is imminent, with shovels expected to hit the ground with the start of the 2009 construction season.

    Both the province and the government of Canada have identified these and others in the interior as a priority for infrastructure funding consideration. The federal government is setting aside up to a maximum of $78 million, which will amount to a maximum of 50 per cent of eligible costs, for these projects. Federal funding is conditional on the projects' meeting all federal eligibility requirements of the Building Canada Fund and the signing of a contribution agreement with the province of B.C. The B.C. government is contributing over $96 million for these projects.

    "Only three short months ago, I met with my provincial counterparts in Vancouver where we agreed to fast-track infrastructure spending, stimulate the economy and create new jobs for Canadians," said Baird in a recent press release, adding, "This announcement is a clear example that we are delivering on our promise."

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    Kicking Horse Canyon phase three
    By Carrie White - Golden Star March 16, 2009
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    The Kicking Horse Canyon Project began the next phase of development over the winter and is set to begin spring construction next month.

    In the March 10 council meeting last week, Murray Tekano, senior project director of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project (KHCP), gave an update on the project which is now in its third phase of development.

    “This presentation was intended to brief the new council and mayor on the project and give an update on the status of the project,” said Tekano, adding that he thought it was important for the community to know the status of the KHCP as well.

    “Ledcor, the company awarded the contract, has been active since October. There has been a lot of clearing and work is underway for the foundation of the bridge. By April there will be more grading and material movement.”

    Tekano said that with construction work picking up in the next couple of months, he hoped that would be good news for local people looking for work.

    “We are also currently preparing for the design build project for Golden Hill to West Portal which is planned to be issued in 2010.”

    Tekano explained that phase three has resulted in the project being awarded the Transportation Association of Canada Environmental Achievement Award. The project has won 11 awards since its inception, but the environmental achievement award is the one that Tekano said he is proud of.

    “In my mind, the community partnering through our liaison process has factored very highly into the KHCP receiving this award. Its important for the public to know that we are doing some of the best work in the industry in developing environmental stewardship practices.”

    These practices include significant environmental initiatives including re-vegetation and slope remediation with bioengineering, air quality measures during construction (idle reduction) and use of recycled asphalt and other construction materials.

    Tekano explained a few of the highlights of phase three of the KHCP, which is titled

    Brake Check to Yoho Park Boundary.

    “There will be 9 kilometres of four-lane highway widening, replacement of the Mt. Hunter Creek Bridge, access consolidation, wildlife fencing and crossing structures.”

    Tekano said that there will be a three metre shoulder to accommodate cyclists and greenhouse gas reduction strategies are being implemented along the way as well.

    “Construction commenced in October and we estimate that there will be two years of construction work with phase three of the KHCP.”

    He explained that this phase of the KHCP has a budget of $66 million, with the B.C. government kicking in $34.15 million and the federal government $31.85 million under the Build Canada Fund.

    The next step in phase three of the KHCP, set to begin in the summer of 2010, is Golden Hill to West Portal. This will include four kilometres of four-lane widening and horizontal alignment improvements.

    Tekano explained that there would be grade reduction on Golden Hill and four lane extension to Highway 95.

    “This area will also be upgraded to improve pedestrian and cycling access and the Portal area accommodates either “surface” or “tunnel” alignment through the Canyon Phase which is still in preliminary stages and not set to begin until 2013/2014.”

    According to the website, the KHCP is the single biggest improvement project in the province. The first two phases of the project are already completed, including the new Park Bridge which was opened to traffic in August 2007. Construction commenced on the third phase in fall 2008 with the contract to four-lane the next nine kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway, eastward, to Yoho National Park. The future Phase 4 will address improvements to the balance of the corridor. To date over $270 million has been invested and $207 million has been completed with the ongoing improvements in the Kicking Horse Canyon.

    For more information, visit the website at www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca
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    KICKING HORSE PHASE 3 WEST CONSTRUCTION ACCELERATED
    BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastucture - April 9 2009

    GOLDEN – The first stage of construction of the Hill-to-Portal section of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project (KHCP) will begin next month, a year ahead of schedule, with major works to follow this fall, said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Kevin Falcon and federal Minister of International Trade and Minister of the Asia-Pacific Gateway Stockwell Day.

    With a total project value of $68.5 million, Hill-to-Portal will bring another 3.8 kilometres of roadway up to a modern four-lane standard. It will reduce the steep grade on Golden Hill, extend a fourth lane down the hill to the signals at the west end of the town, and provide a grade separation at Golden Donald Upper Road for additional safety. There will also be improved linkages for cyclists and pedestrians, and greater protection for the abundant local wildlife with fencing and crossing structures.

    "Construction of the fourth lane extension will begin in May under day labour, the ministry's process for hiring local workers and equipment directly," said Falcon. "We will accelerate the rest with a design-build process, where we seek complete proposals to both prepare the final design and construct the improvements according to the criteria developed with the input of the community over the past few years. There will be hundreds of jobs generated during the course of work on the KHCP - Phase Three West."

    "By accelerating this project, the Government of Canada is investing in a project that will create jobs and will take immediate action to improve the economy," said Day. "Not only will this project improve the safety of this critical road system but it will also improve the quality of life for Canadians."

    In November 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Gordon Campbell announced funding for Phase 3 as a priority under Building Canada, the Government of Canada's long-term infrastructure plan. Construction began last fall on Phase 3 East, the Brake Check to Yoho National Park component. The Hill-to-Portal segment was scheduled to follow in 2010. Under the accelerated schedule, a Request for Qualifications is being issued immediately, and formal proposals will be solicited later this spring. Design will occur over the summer, with major construction to begin by October 2009.

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    RFP ISSUED FOR KICKING HORSE PHASE 3 WEST
    GOLDEN – A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued to three prequalified bidding teams, in order to select one proponent to design and build the Phase 3 West section (Hill-to-Portal) of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project, announced Canada's Transport Minister, John Baird, and British Columbia's Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Shirley Bond.
    "Improving the safety and efficiency of this critical trade corridor will help strengthen and protect the Canadian economy, create jobs and improve the country's competiveness," said Baird.

    "We are taking a similar approach to what proved so successful on Phase 2; seeking a proposal that would both prepare the final design and construct these improvements," said Bond. "This RFP is being issued one year ahead of schedule, and the design-build process will provide for a shorter time to start construction than conventional delivery."

    The 3.8-kilometre Phase 3 West project includes:
    - Reducing the steep grade on Golden Hill;
    - Extending a fourth lane to the Highway 95 intersection.
    - Consolidating accesses.
    - Constructing a grade separation at Golden Donald Upper Road.
    - Improving facilities for cyclists and pedestrians.
    - Constructing a fencing and crossing structure to protect wildlife.

    The three prequalified bidding teams are:
    - Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc.,
    - Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd. and
    - Dragados Canada, Inc. (DRS Joint Venture)

    Design and construction proposals for this project are due in early October, and the contract will be awarded in November. The Phase 3 West project is scheduled for completion by 2012.

    Upgrades to Phase 3 West (Hill to Portal), along with the Phase 3 East project (Brake Check to Yoho Park), are being cost-shared through the federal/provincial Building Canada Fund. The first two phases of the project, which were also cost-shared by both governments have already been completed.

    On Nov. 6, 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Gordon Campbell announced a $64.2-million federal and a $70.1-million provincial contribution for the Phase 3 upgrades and improvements to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Kicking Horse Pass. This contribution was announced as a broader joint commitment to fund major infrastructure projects in British Columbia.

    More information is available on the Kicking Horse Canyon project website at www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca

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    Update on Kicking Horse Canyon Project
    Grade construction of the Golden Hill 4th lane extension was finished last week, ahead of schedule, thanks to the hard work of everyone on the project.

    "On behalf of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, I'd like to thank each crew member for their dedication and commitment to the job, which was carried out in a safe and responsible manner," said Murray Tekano, Senior Project Director.

    The crew was 99 per cent local, and equipment included dump trucks, dozers, crawlers, excavators, packers, graders, grinders, water tankers and sweeper trucks.

    The hillside will be replanted this fall, and the contract for grading, drainage construction and paving will be awarded shortly.

    The new lane should be open to traffic this October.

    ~Submitted by

    Adriana de Costa
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    How abouut a high speed Vancouver bypass ?
    no more rural and suburban crisscross' to the ferry and Washington from the hope hub

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    ^ they're planning/constructing more Vancouver bypasses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance View Post
    Update on Kicking Horse Canyon Project
    Grade construction of the Golden Hill 4th lane extension was finished last week, ahead of schedule, thanks to the hard work of everyone on the project.

    "On behalf of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, I'd like to thank each crew member for their dedication and commitment to the job, which was carried out in a safe and responsible manner," said Murray Tekano, Senior Project Director.

    The crew was 99 per cent local, and equipment included dump trucks, dozers, crawlers, excavators, packers, graders, grinders, water tankers and sweeper trucks.

    The hillside will be replanted this fall, and the contract for grading, drainage construction and paving will be awarded shortly.

    The new lane should be open to traffic this October.

    ~Submitted by

    Adriana de Costa
    KHCP Project Technician
    we drove through there last month and some of the work being undertaken is nothing short of spectacular. this is the park bridge - the rock cut at the east end of the bridge is as deep as the bridge is tall:



    there's lots of project photos worth taking a look at at http://www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca/khc_gallery-01.htm for anyone that's interested including this one which is a shot of the same bridge taken from the old road at the bottom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Wanna know what else should be twinned? The CNR line between Edmonton and Vancouver.


    I say twin the CNR from E-Town westward if its possible, so that all trains can move freely without hindering each other. And this can also allow for expanded VIA service: express non-stop to Van City, day trips to Jasper, the regular stop-at-every-lightbulb service.
    Hmmm...This is what P.E. Trudeau (and the Feds) had wanted back in the mid to late 70's. CN actually did begin an extensive double-track project. As far as I can recall, Mr. Mulroney and his cronies quietly put this to bed. On the lines I run on west of Edmonton to Jasper, there is D/T (or 'multi-track' as the railroaders call it now) from Dunvegan Jct (Mile 5 Edson Sub) to Spruce Grove (mile 20), Carvel (Mile 32) to Wabamun (Mile 44). No more double track until Yates (Mile 123), through Edson (Mile 130...well, sort of...) to Big Eddy ( Mile 138 ). Then we have Hargwen (Mile 162) to Dalehurst (Mile 173). The we jump up to Park Gate (Mile 206) to Devona (Mile 214), then Henry House (mile 226) to Jasper East (Mile 234).

    A gentleman by the name of E. Hunter Harrison decided to lift the new steel on some of the double track that he had removed from service, and it is rumoured that a good percentage of this rail was shipped to the lower states to revamp the trackage to New Orleans. It should be mentioned that when the double track project was done, CN was a Crown corporation and therefore, the double tracking was done with taxpayer monies. There was almost 7 miles of rail alone between Edmonton and Jasper that was 'retired' and shipped elsewhere.

    BTW, the current VIA schedules are basically 24 hours from Edmonton to Vancouver (and return) with a fair bit of 'wiggle time' allowed for train meets and station stops. All delays on account of waiting for opposing freight trains are documented and sent to the VIA Control Centre.

    For your general info...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    ^ they're planning/constructing more Vancouver bypasses.
    If you're referring to the South Fraser Perimeter Road, an expressway that connects TCH 1 with BC 99 & 17, see http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/gateway/SFPR/sfpr.htm, I'm not sure if that qualifies as a bypass. The SFPR is going to be 40 km long and meander along the Fraser River through industrial areas in Delta and Surrey. It seems to have the makings of a Yellowhead Trail-style roadway.

    What I think should be constructed is a freeway that parellels BC 10. It could serve as a future loop in a Lower Mainland ring road (I added a possible extension to BC 7), bypass the industrial areas in Surrey/Delta, and be a much more direct connection between westbound TCH 1 traffic from interior BC and beyond to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.


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    $27-MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED FOR NEXT KICKING HORSE WORK

    December 14, 2009
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    GOLDEN – A $27.2-million contract has been awarded to Emil Anderson Construction Ltd. of Hope, B.C. to design and build the Golden Hill to West Portal section of the Trans-Canada Highway - Kicking Horse Canyon project, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Shirley Bond announced today.

    "The Trans-Canada Highway is a vital link for transporting commercial goods and for tourism," said Bond. "The Kicking Horse Canyon project is increasing safety for all users by replacing old, winding two-lane highway with four lanes of divided highway that's designed to a modern standard."

    "The Government of Canada is proud to support such a project that will have important economic benefits across the B.C. Interior by encouraging the flow of goods once construction is completed," said the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway.

    The 3.8-km Golden Hill to West Portal (Kicking Horse Canyon) project will provide four lanes on the Trans-Canada Highway through to the signals at Highway 95, a grade separation at Golden Donald Upper Road, consolidated accesses, improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, and greater protection for wildlife with fencing and a crossing structure. Work is scheduled to finish by March 31, 2012.

    A new fourth lane on Golden Hill was recently completed using local hired equipment and a major works paving contract, awarded to Dawson Construction of Kamloops.

    Both the Golden Hill to West Portal and the Brake Check to Yoho National Park projects are being cost-shared under the federal Building Canada Fund's Major Infrastructure Component. The first two phases of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project, which were also cost-shared by both governments, have already been completed.

    More information is available on the Kicking Horse Canyon project website at www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca.

    Contact:
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    BC Transportation has released some additional information about the upcoming construction near Golden.

    Golden Hill to East Portal
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/kickinghorse..._to_Portal.pdf

    Latest plan from East Portal to Yoho (5 Mile) Bridge
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/kickinghorse...al-Yoho_Br.pdf

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    Construction begins in Canyon
    Golden Star-News May 3 2010

    The new construction season has begun on Kicking Horse Canyon Project...

    http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_.../92686609.html

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    south perimeter is going to be lovely.

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    BUSY HIGHWAY GETS MAJOR UPGRADE

    GOLDEN – Work is set to begin on two major bridges on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Alberta border, making transporting goods between B.C. and the rest of Canada safer and more efficient, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Shirley Bond announced today.

    A $40-million contract has been awarded to Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd. The upgrades include replacing the existing two-lane Donald Bridge with a new four-lane bridge over the Columbia River, and building a new four-lane crossing over the Canadian Pacific Railway. The existing 50-year-old structures are nearing the end of their life expectancies.


    http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_rele...016-000124.htm

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    And more plans for the portion between Golden and the 5 mile bridge, perhaps this MAY get built some decade
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/kickinghorse...al-Yoho_Br.pdf

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    thanx for all this valuable info on the BC highway construction guys. we are driving from here to Kelowna this summer, so it's nice to know what we could be in for.
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    Of course, as per the first posts, I hope we eventually see a twinned Yellowhead to Kamloops. But I won't hold my breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Of course, as per the first posts, I hope we eventually see a twinned Yellowhead to Kamloops. But I won't hold my breath.

    It will eventually happen. The amount of truck traffic that uses the Yellowhead route is staggering.

    I'd expect a finished hiway 28/63 to fort mac to happen first, as well as bypasses around towns on some of the other routes around the province.

    Hiway 1 from border to Lake Louise, Hiway 16 from border to Hinton, Hiway 2/3/4 from Morinville to Coutts are already done, so there is very little to finish on those routes.

    Twinning on 16/5 to Prince George, Prince Rupert and Kamloops will likely happen on a 15-30 year schedule, especially if PR continues to grow as one of the largest container ports on the west coast.

    Long term, it will happen...

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    Flatiron’s Donald Bridge upgrades off to a good start
    By Nadine Sander-Green - Golden Star May 23, 2011

    Anyone driving west on the Trans-Canada lately would be hard-pressed not to notice that construction on the $40-million Donald Bridge project is well on its way.
    ...
    http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_...122458208.html

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    And just in case you wonder what a mudslide looks like (Trans-Canada is has been re-opened), this is in Glacier NP just near the east park gate
    http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_...122876949.html

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    Archaeological work advances Monte Creek-Pritchard project
    KAMLOOPS – Archaeological work required to advance the Highway 1 improvement project between Monte Creek and Pritchard is proceeding under the stewardship of Sexqéltkemc Te Secwepemc (Lakes Division), in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

    The ministry has been working closely with the Sexqéltkemc Te Secwepemc and engaging the local community to ensure the cultural and historical significance of the area is respected as highway improvements proceed. The improvements are critical to increasing safety and mobility along the Trans-Canada corridor.

    This Trans-Canada Highway improvement project will be delivered in two phases. Phase 1 between Monte Creek interchange and east of Bostock Road will be tendered this week, while archaeological work continues on the site of Phase 2.

    The Highway 1 Monte Creek to Pritchard project will expand Highway 1 from two lanes to four lanes between the Monte Creek Interchange and just east of Pritchard. It will enhance highway safety and capacity, and improve travel times for residents, tourists and commercial vehicles along this vital corridor.

    The $42.8-million project is being jointly funded by British Columbia and Canada under the Building Canada Fund. The federal government is contributing up to $16.7M,with the province providing the remainder of the funding.

    Quotes:
    Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom –
    "This project is a major and much-anticipated improvement to the Trans-Canada Highway east of Kamloops. By widening this stretch of Highway 1, we’ll make travel safer for families who live in the region, as well as for those who use Highway 1 as a commercial route.”

    Sexqéltkemc Te Secwepemc Chief Judy Wilson –
    "We believe the government-to-government process we are constructing with the Crown will be a step forward in addressing the long-term concerns of our communities for public safety, protection of environmental and cultural heritage values, and sustainable community development on our territory.”

    Quick Facts:
    · A cultural heritage study has just been completed for the corridor and archaeological work will begin in July 2011.
    · Sexqéltkemc Environmental Services Inc. will be undertaking archaeological work necessary to advance Phase 2.
    · The Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) will be four lanes from Monte Creek interchange to just east of Pritchard, a distance of 10.52 km.
    · Phase 1 of the project will widen Highway 1 to four lanes from Monte Creek interchange to east of Bostock Rd. (3.16 km)
    · Road construction work on Phase 1 is expected to begin in the fall 2011 and will be completed over two years.

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    ^ for the unaware, Monte Creek is east of Kamloops where Hwy 97 branches off from Hwy 1 towards Vernon.
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    Work starts on improvements to Hwy 1, Clanwilliam Bridge
    REVELSTOKE – Work is about to begin to replace the Clanwilliam Bridge over the Canadian Pacific mainline west of Revelstoke. The new bridge and widening of the adjacent highway will improve the safety of the Trans-Canada Highway through the area.
    A new four-lane crossing will be constructed to replace the existing two-lane bridge, located 10 km west of Revelstoke. As part of the project, the bridge approaches will also be straightened to improve sightlines, and approximately 2.3 km of Highway 1 leading up to the Clanwilliam Bridge will be reconstructed and widened to four lanes.
    http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_rele...053-000867.htm


    Clanwilliam Bridge is here;
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    FYI They started construction on the 3 km of twinning at Monte Creek, as well BC Transportation has FINALLY posted some information about the Donald Bridge (Between Golden and Rogers Pass, Trans Canada over the Columbia River) this can be found here;
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayproje...nald/index.htm

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    Work complete on latest Kicking Horse Canyon projects
    GOLDEN – Several projects to upgrade the Trans-Canada Highway east of Golden have been completed, ensuring this important route will be safer and more reliable for travellers this winter.
    The upgrades include four-laning 3.8 kilometres of the Golden Hill to West Portal section; adding a new interchange and wildlife overpass at Golden Donald Upper Road; as well as reducing the highway grade and improving wildlife protection by adding a special crossing, fencing, and guards on access roads. The one-kilometre Golden Hill multi-use path is also complete, giving cyclists and pedestrians a safe, alternative route between the town and the Golden Donald Upper Road area.

    Full release here;
    http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_rele...102-001528.htm

    As well they do have a construction cams set up for the

    Donald Bridge (over the Columbia River between Golden and Glacier NP)
    http://wcs.pbaeng.com/projects/R2-Hwy1-Donald

    Clanwilliam Bridge (over railway tracks west of Revelstoke)
    http://wcs.pbaeng.com/projects/R2-Hwy1-Rev

    Monte Creek
    http://wcs.pbaeng.com/projects/R2-Hwy1-Monte

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    Construction crane collapse on new Port Mann bridge construction

    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/...906/story.html

    Check out the pics...the new bridge dwarfs the old one!
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    Back to the topic of more amenities along BC Hwy 5:




    B.C. approves Jumbo Glacier Mountain ski resort


    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...-approval.html

    If people don't want this resort west of Invermere, the Valemount/Mt Robson area could use another ski resort or two if there aren't any already.
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    There is one planned near Valemount, actually. However I doubt the proponents of Jumbo are going to just pick up and try elsewhere. They've been at it for 20 years.

    http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/a...-for-valemount

    Actually, looks like Oberti is involved in both. But as far as I understand it he's just a consultant, and the actual backers are different people/groups. The Valemount resort is just getting started in the approvals process, which means it might be a decade or more away.

    I'm not sure if it makes sense or not. The resorts in SE BC can draw from a pretty large population from Calgary and BC itself, and there's a huge amount of hotels and other tourist type amenities. Valemount on the other hand doesn't really have much for population centers other than Edmonton, and it's a solid hour past Jasper/Marmot through a pass that can get ugly in the winter. I don't know that it will be able to draw enough people to make sense. From my perspective it would be awesome to have a new, good resort located ~5 hours from Edmonton, because right now there's really only three (Marmot, Louise, Sunshine. Nakiska and Norquay don't count).
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    The new Donald Bridge will be opening in a couple weeks.
    http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_rele...087-001394.htm

    What I wonder is why they don't twin more between it and Golden, fairly flat terrain, cheap to build in comparison to Kicking Horse Canyon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance View Post
    The new Donald Bridge will be opening in a couple weeks.
    http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_rele...087-001394.htm

    What I wonder is why they don't twin more between it and Golden, fairly flat terrain, cheap to build in comparison to Kicking Horse Canyon.
    Excellent! I'll be driving that stretch just over a week from now. Looking forward to smooth sailing after the narrow 2 lane stretch leading into Golden from the East.

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    Awesome. Anyone know what the plan is just east of Golden? Tunnel? That's a precarious stretch of road.
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    Nothing absolute in an 2008 plan they had two options 2 long tunnels, another shorter tunnels and sheds and bridges

    Earlier proposal
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/kickinghorse...t_3%281%29.pdf

    The current proposal is here;
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/kickinghorse...al-Yoho_Br.pdf

    The latest info is here;
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/kickinghorse/

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    The remaining stretch of the old canyon highway is short enough that it isn't usually that much of a delay. It might be time for BC highways to give the extreme engineering a rest and twin the road between Golden and Donald instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Back to the topic of more amenities along BC Hwy 5:




    B.C. approves Jumbo Glacier Mountain ski resort


    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...-approval.html

    If people don't want this resort west of Invermere, the Valemount/Mt Robson area could use another ski resort or two if there aren't any already.
    Mt Robson is to remote to ever be developed that seriously I think. Invermere is an easy drive from Calgary, and the Valley itself has quite a few people in it already, including Cranbrook.
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    1/2 of the new Clanwilliam Bridge is open now ...
    http://www.revelstokecurrent.com/201...is-now-in-use/

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    I think it might be time to focus some attention on highway 16 from Hinton to the Hwy16/Hwy5 junction in BC. It's become clear that the amount of of commerce is increasing on that highway, and as the Prince Rupert port takes shape, The Yellowhead will become a key roadway, probably more important than the #1 east of Sicamous.

    I think that highway 5 to Kamloops is still okay, lots of passing opportunities and a fairly decent road (lots of resurfacing done around Blue River) and highway 16 north to PG is pretty good too, but the junction just west of the parks seems to be a bottleneck, at some point they're going to have to deal with the narrow 2 lane highway and ridiculously low speed limits
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    ^ I agree with you, but one has to wonder if there's any political will to twin Hwy 16 thru the Jasper and Mt Robson parks.
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    ^^Since money is likely the barrier, I'd rather they finish Hwy 1 so we have a fully twinned option from here to Van. No point having two patchwork highways.
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    ^ I see hwy 1 decreasing in importance and highway 16 increasing in importance over the next while... few people actually drive all the way from Vancouver to Alberta on the #1... most of the non-commercial traffic on the #1 is local within the regions of BC, or from Alberta to the Okanagan.

    I've never found the # 1 that bad, except during long weekends or when the weather is bad. Plus, as we know, twinning just lets the idiots drive like idiots... I don't see the point in investing tonnes of money soley so that a Albertans can reach the Shuswap a half hour sooner.

    Edmonton & the north is the economic driver of the area and the country... I see huge benefits to making the north more accessible.. Almost all the commercial traffic going north will travel the Yellowhead. Very little will come up through the # 1.
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    The 16/5 intersection is confusing as heck, in my opinion, and should at least be reconfigured. I don't know if it's outright dangerous, but it is certainly an odd one.

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    Highway 5/Clearwater Valley Road is going to become a traffic circle
    http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_rele...086-001355.htm

    I'm not sure they can do much (cheaply) with the 5/16 intersection you have the Fraser River one side, cliffs the other side. You could move the weigh scale further east though. Anything more would require bridges, tunnels or filling in part of the Fraser. I doubt the last would be environmentally acceptable because of salmon spawning.
    https://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=...,50.84,,0,5.63
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    ^^ The 5 / 16 interchange is a bit unusual, but I've never found it confusing. There are only two options and they are clearly signed. Just following the road will lead you in the right direction if you are westbound on 16 and want highway 5 south, or northbound on 5 and want highway 16 east.

    ^ I don't see what is wrong with the current setup at clearwater valley road. There is far more traffic on the highway than on the clearwater road, so a stop sign on the clearwater road makes sense.
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    Just ran into this time lapse video of the Park Bridge (10 mile) under construction
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxogLuP0wRc

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    From looking at the Pacific Gateway Transportation Strategy and highway projects in BC, it's doubtful that the Yellowhead is a priority with Premier MILF's government

    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayproje...ayprojects.htm
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/PacificGatew...y_Strategy.pdf
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    The BC government is looking for input on the Trans-Canada, the following statement from the home page says it best.
    "...Trans-Canada Highway still has more kilometres of two-lane highway between Kamloops and Alberta than there is between the B.C.-Alberta border and the Ontario border. ..."
    http://engage.gov.bc.ca/bchwy1/?WT.c...te_Advertising

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    I know this has become the BC highway construction thread, so just wanted to point out that the South Perimeter highway (aka new bypass from Tsawwassen Ferry terminal to Hwy 1) is getting closer and closer to opening

    http://www.sfprconstruction.ca/
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    South Fraser Perimeter Road aka new Highway 17 now open:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...elta-1.2473714
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    Improved maintenance coming to Highways 16 and 97
    http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/0...16-and-97.html

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    Bear hair study in Banff proves animal highway crossings work
    ...The samples, collected on both sides of the 50 mile stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway that cuts through Banff National Park, prove what the researchers had suspected: wildlife underpasses and bridges were helping enough bears move back and forth across the highway to keep the populations healthy...
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    Highway 16 transportation meetings to take place
    http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/0...ake-place.html

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    Ran into this document on BC's website, it was very interesting seeing pictures from Roger's Pass when the highway just opened and other highways from years past, for example it shows them building the Port Mann Bridge which is almost gone by now.
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/publications...rtofreeway.pdf

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    Highway 1 improvement project to replace Malakwa Bridge
    Today, the governments of Canada and British Columbia announced a funding commitment to build a new four-lane Malakwa Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) to replace the existing two-lane bridge.
    ...
    Construction is scheduled to begin in August and is anticipated to be complete in the summer of 2016. The project also includes the widening of 2.7 kilometres of Highway 1 from two to four lanes and the addition of centre median barriers. ...
    http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/0...wa-bridge.html

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    Nope, 3 lanes since it opened in 1938, the sidewalks were on the "inside" of the cables before, they did widen it ...
    http://www.vancouversun.com/This+His...229/story.html

    But to add more lanes would require some serious work, the original structure was very much designed to the load limits of the time, so you'd need to either widen or add two more cables, you'd need to strengthen the towers too. And then you'd need to either cantilever the lanes or put them under the existing deck. Or build a parallel bridge.

    Then you get the next problem, Stanley Park, you might be able to add a lane each side without cutting trees, but no way could you add 3, the public opposition would be huge.
    https://maps.google.com/?ll=49.31045...19.97,,0,-2.17

    I understand some of their decisions, but still the north end of Lion's Gate Bridge is a total mess.

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    Quick road trip to Van City for an extra long weekend.

    They still need to redo more parts of Hwy 1 through Kicking Horse Pass. Following a big rig doing 30 km/hr on those narrow hairpins is no fun at all. There has been more of it twinned between Lake Louise and Kamloops if I recall correctly.

    Met an acquaintance in Merritt who drove from Kelowna. He was still fuming at the traffic in West Kelowna (formerly known as Westbank) and was wishing the arse cancer on whoever came up with such p!ss-poor suburban planning. Personally I've been avoiding the Okanagan like the plague - the cities there are getting too painful to travel through.

    I love the new 120 km/hr speed limit on the Coquihalla. I daresay the highway is more fun to drive! Still gotta slow down for some sharp turns though. It goes back to 110 once you get to Hope.

    The South Fraser Perimeter Road is well done! It really cuts down the time to get from the Fraser Valley to either the Tsawwassen ferry terminal or the Vancouver airport. Using Hwy 10 used to take ages. They need an overpass at Hwy 91 though.

    The new Port Mann bridge looks awesome. It's kinda neat seeing the old bridge getting dismantled beside it.

    George Massey Tunnel is still a massive bottleneck, with 4 lanes per direction getting reduced to 1 lane per direction. Thankfully it is about to be replaced by a new bridge.
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    Just got back from the coast, and took the Yellowhead. So back to the original topic, I guess.

    Yellowhead Hwy 5 is a lot busier than what I remember a few years ago, but I doubt it will ever be busy enough to be twinned. It can use more passing lanes though.

    I noticed a small growth in amenities along the route - an A&W plus a lower-end Sandman Hotel in Blue River, plus I'm sure the Ramada in Valemount is just a couple of years old. More of those amenities, please and thank you.

    As for Yellowhead Hwy 16, twinning all the way to the Jasper National Park boundary and bypasses around Hinton and Edson can't come soon enough.

    In fact, I have an idea that will catch a lot of flak:
    I wonder if there should be entirely new sections of the Yellowhead that can be built in Jasper National Park and Mt Robson Park that bypasses the town of Jasper and the tourist areas while keeping the old stretches for the tourists. In Banff, you have a choice between passing through on Hwy 1 (c/w with wildlife bridges) or a scenic route on Bow Valley Parkway (the original Hwy 1).
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    I also drive highway 5 last week. I agree about traffic volumes not really justifying twinning, but passing lanes every 10 km or so would be a significant improvement during peak traffic periods, at much lower cost than twinning.

    BC is really starting to get how to set speed limits properly. The 120 km/h limit on the coquihalla actually feels like the right speed for the road in good conditions. They have more changes to make though - they announced that the speed limit south of Little Fort is supposed to increase from 90 km/h to 100 km/h (likewise for highway 1 between Golden and Revelstoke), but the signs hadn't been changed yet. Also the 60 km/h zone still goes on well past the urban area as you head out of Golden to the east

    I don't think Jasper park needs entirely new roads, but it is the biggest bottleneck between here and the lower mainland. Some wildlife fencing to eliminate the 70 km/h zones and a few passing lanes / twinned sections would mostly fix the problem.

    Edson definitely needs a bypass. A Hinton bypass would be nice too, but Hinton is smaller and the road through town is a 60 km/h zone instead of a 50 km/h zone so it isn't so bad. Hinton is also the last gas before prepay-land so I usually stop there anyways.

    Stayed at that Ramada in Valemount - not bad, but overpriced and definitely more than a couple years old.

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    Hinton actually has a higher population than Edson but the highway kind of skirts around the populated areas whereas in Edson it just goes smack dap thru the downtown. All they have to do is continue the highway south of the tracks, it would not be difficult to construct a bypass and I'm surprised it hasn't been done already. Having operated a truck on that route in the past I must say that Edson is a pain and should get that bypass yesterday already. It would likely hurt some local businesses although I myself seldom stop there.
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    But what ever would Edson do without the revenue from handing out thousands of tickets for single digit limit breaking?

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    Jasper is essentially bypassed now, and for the most part there isn't much room to build another highway in the park, it should be widened in some spots though to allow people to pass.

    Both Hinton and Edson need bypasses, the province has allocated land to the south of both for future construction. However Edson does like the revenue photo radar brings in as they have set the speed to 50 km/h in parts of the road where it should be 60, and 60 where it should be 80.

    BC unfortunately neglected both the Yellowhead and Trans-Canada for years it is only in the past 10 years that any additional twinning has been done, they are currently working on short section of road near Malakwa on the Trans-Canada but most of the other sections are only in the planning stages.

    Sicamous needs some serious work done as the hills, traffic volumes really cause all sorts of problems, but nothing is even in the planning stages as far as I can tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance View Post
    Jasper is essentially bypassed now, and for the most part there isn't much room to build another highway in the park, it should be widened in some spots though to allow people to pass.
    Yes, you are right - Hwy 16 does bypass Jasper. However it still runs by the outskirts of the town, and there's the traffic light intersection there.

    But the main reason for new road sections is because of some stretches where the highway is 70 km/hr but traffic is significantly slowed down further due to the mountain goats and other animals, people pulled over to snap pics of them, or people pulled over at the lake. New sections of the highway that bypasses all these would be beneficial for pass-thru traffic (especially commercial truck traffic), and safer for both tourists and animals. That said, I know that the BANANA mentality in Jasper would likely prevent this from happening.

    Speaking of national parks:
    I noticed that in Banff, Glacier and Mt Revelstoke National Parks that they are replacing the ancient turd-colored signs (brown background, yellow letters) with signs that have white letters on black-grey background that look much better. Haven't seen these new signs in Yoho nor in Jasper just yet.
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    The problem near Roche Miette is again room, you have cliffs one side river the other, which is one of the reasons why the goats are on the road, to get from one spot to another they have a very narrow corridor.
    https://www.google.ca/maps/@53.18026...WQ!2e0!5m1!1e4

    If they added lanes to either side of the road and a Jersey Median it wouldn't take a lot of habitat away from the animals. Not sure if 16 and 93 needs an interchange (yet).

    They DO need a bypass at the east park entrance so through traffic doesn't have to stop.

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    The parks need to stop charging entry fees and find another form of user fee that doesn't require a traffic-delaying toll booth. Maybe raise camping fees and put a surcharge on hotel rooms.

    Regardless of whether a new road is build or not, fencing will be needed to separate cars and wildlife. Why not just fence the existing road and build wildlife crossings were needed? That would be the minimum cost, minimum environmental impact approach to solving the problem. Likewise with the highway 93 intersection. It needs an interchange if the traffic light is to be removed, so why not build it over the existing intersection?

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    I doubt we will see wildlife crossings across the current Hwy 16. The up-close interactions with the mountain goats is just too popular a draw for tourists.
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    BC Transportation & Infrastructure announced a bit more twinning of the Trans-Canada while its only 3.1km it is a portion where there are some rock cliffs and railroad constraints ...

    http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/1...ext-stage.html
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    The announced today they awarded the contract for that 3.1km section
    http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2015/0...s-forward.html

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    Looking at the BC budget they plan on spending $29 million for 2014/15 and $45 million for 2015/16 on Highway 1 (Kamloops to Alberta Border)
    http://bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2015/bfp/2...an.pdf#page=38

    They estimate the 4th phase of the Kicking Horse Canyon project to cost $440 million, it hasn't been budgeted yet.
    http://bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2015/sp/pd...an.pdf#page=16

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    Feb. 28, 1950: City lobbies one last time for Trans-Canada Highway route
    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/...862/story.html

    Within months of the federal government passing the Trans-Canada Highway Act of 1949, announcing its commitment of $150 million to build a main highway from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, Edmonton pulled out all the stops to argue one last time why the route should pass through the city.

    The pitch, the latest in a three-year-long campaign, followed the announcement that the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia supported a “central route” running through Calgary and Banff, and through the Kicking Horse Pass in B.C.

    Twelve pages of the Journal that day were dedicated to offering “solid proof” from communities and business organizations along the Yellowhead route that the Evergreen Highway was the logical route through Western Canada. The Evergreen Highway would run from Winnipeg to Vancouver by way of Portage la Prairie, Neepawa, Yorkton, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper, Yellowhead Pass, Blue River and Kamloops.

    “Well-built and well-travelled roads already link many of these points,” a Journal editorial noted. “It is in British Columbia only that a good deal of heavy road-building would have to be done.”

    One of the arguments of the Trans-Canada Highway System Association spearheading the Yellowhead lobby was that it would cost less to build and maintain a route through the Yellowhead Pass, which is at a lower altitude and gets less snow than the Kicking Horse Pass and Crowsnest Pass.
    Another point was that the Evergreen Highway would pass through four national parks and five provincial parks.

    “It’s whole length would run through beautiful country, wooded, park-like, and gently rolling; not through hundreds of miles of flat prairie with scarcely a tree in sight. It would attract tourists and keep them spending (their money) longer in Canada.”

    Third, was the importance of the Evergreen Highway as a potential military/defence highway connecting Central Canada with the Alaska Highway, most directly.

    The Trans-Canada Highway through Edmonton campaign failed (although the route would become the Yellowhead Highway, a story for another day), and work soon began on the 8,030-kilometre southern route. The Trans-Canada opened in 1962 and was completed in 1971.
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    Looks like they were proven right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Feb. 28, 1950: City lobbies one last time for Trans-Canada Highway route
    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/...862/story.html
    Interesting read. I've wondered if a north-south leg of the Trans Canada Highway should be established along the CANAMEX corridor between the US border at Coutts and the Yukon/Alaska border? It would follow Hwys 4, 3, 2, 16, and 43 through Alberta before following Hwy 2 in BC and the Alaska Highway. According to Google Maps, the entire route is 3,083 km; that's slightly longer than the Yellowhead which is 2,956 km from the Hwy 1/16 Jct west of Portage La Prairie, MB to Masset, BC. Like the Yellowhead, the multiple highways would need to be renumbered; what about Hwy 2?

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    A single numbered TCH highway for the CANAMEX through Alberta is a great idea! I think similar highway numbering ideas have been talked about here.

    Speaking of, I still don't understand why the Yellowhead Hwy 5 between Valemount and Kamloops isn't designated as a TCH as per the rest of the Yellowhead?
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    One thing is that the highway exit numbers on hwy 2 are measured in kilometers from the US border at Carway, just south of Cardston where highway 2 begins. If hwy 2 was changed to go through Lethbridge to Coutts all the exit numbers, which designate kilometers to the US border along hwy 2, would be thrown out of wack and to change them all would be costly, but not impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbones View Post
    One thing is that the highway exit numbers on hwy 2 are measured in kilometers from the US border at Carway, just south of Cardston where highway 2 begins. If hwy 2 was changed to go through Lethbridge to Coutts all the exit numbers, which designate kilometers to the US border along hwy 2, would be thrown out of wack and to change them all would be costly, but not impossible.
    It would be costly, but I'm not sure if there would be a significant extra cost. All the signs would have to be either replaced or modified to show a 'TCH 2' shield instead of 'AB 2' (similar to when Hwy 16 went from YH 16 to TCH 16 in late 80's/early 90's), so while the crews are modifying the signs they could swap out the exit number tabs. I don't think the exit numbers are that ingrained as they only came about in the early 2000's, so it wouldn't cause a lot of confusion if the number changed. I did a quick calculation, and numbers would increase by 67; so for example the International Airport would go from being Exit 525 to being Exit 592.

    I could see some political resistance from communities north of Edmonton (i.e. Athabasca, Slave Lake, Peace River) where they would loose the "prestige" of being on Highway 2, as the section north of Edmonton would need to be renumbered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    A single numbered TCH highway for the CANAMEX through Alberta is a great idea! I think similar highway numbering ideas have been talked about here.

    Speaking of, I still don't understand why the Yellowhead Hwy 5 between Valemount and Kamloops isn't designated as a TCH as per the rest of the Yellowhead?
    BC has a few oddities. For example, why is the Coquihalla Hwy 5 instead of TCH 1, even though the motorway is continuous? And why do they insist on every highway in the area being a suffix of Hwy 97 (i.e. 97C & 97D) instead of using a new number?

    The one I never understood was when the Coquihalla first opened, it was signed Hwy 5 south of Kamloops with their standard provincial shield (BC 5 south of Kamloops, YH 5 north of Kamloops), only to change it about 15-20 years later.

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    It would be wise to modify the numbers to include the proposed Lethbridge bypass route which will steer traffic along the north and east sides of the city on a controlled access multilane expressway. As for TCH 1, I'm wondering if the new divided highway is finished from Lake Louise exit to the B.C. border.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumbones View Post
    It would be wise to modify the numbers to include the proposed Lethbridge bypass route which will steer traffic along the north and east sides of the city on a controlled access multilane expressway. As for TCH 1, I'm wondering if the new divided highway is finished from Lake Louise exit to the B.C. border.
    TCH 1 west of Lake Louise has been done for a while, I drove it last March and it was open. Since then additional signage, like a Welcome to Alberta sign, and other finishing touches were added.

    Except for the substandard section through Calgary, TCH 1 is officially divided through all of Alberta!

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    I wonder, if there's a possibility of the following on Highway 16.

    (1) At the sections of Jasper National Park highway that are marked at 70 km/h for wildlife/Bighorn sheep, I wonder if an elevated bridge could be built, bypassing the wildlife, and reducing the risk of hitting the animals.

    (2) Perhaps twinning the section of Highway 16 between the Maligne Lake turnoff and Highway 93 intersection.
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    There are some words about improvements to 1, 3, 5 and 16
    http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/DownloadAs...ve.pdf#page=23

    As well 6 laning from Langley to Abbotsford.

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    More passing lanes on Hwy 5 would be very welcome for us Edmonton/Vancouver motorists. Highway upgrades in the Okanagan (esp 2nd lake crossing), Lower Mainland and on the Island are also needed.
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    More passing lanes on 5 would be nice, but not critical at this time

    I find traffic fairly light with ample passing opportunities, with the excpetion of long weekends
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    Last time I drove Hwy 5, traffic was fairly busy with quite a few RVs and big rigs (this was during the summer). More opportunities to get by these slow-moving tanks would be appreciated.
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    ^ I dunno.. I drive that highway to Little Fort at least 8-10 times a year. I find the passing opportunities ample, and the traffic fairly light. There's large sections of straight stretches that go on for miles.

    They finished up a passing lane late last year just south of Blue River, and it was needed there.

    The slowing economy will help reduce the truck traffic, FWTW

    Yuo do run into Fritz and Ingred in their rented Canadream going 70 kph down the highway a lot in the summer, but they're easily passable. The worse problem is all the other bad drivers without any balls who'll tailgate slow drivers forever without passing them, thus creating a giant wave of slow moving cars

    My record # of cars passed in one shot on that highway is 18. And that speaks as loudly to the cowardice of other drivers as it does to the recklessness of my own driving
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cat View Post
    I wonder, if there's a possibility of the following on Highway 16.

    (1) At the sections of Jasper National Park highway that are marked at 70 km/h for wildlife/Bighorn sheep, I wonder if an elevated bridge could be built, bypassing the wildlife, and reducing the risk of hitting the animals.

    (2) Perhaps twinning the section of Highway 16 between the Maligne Lake turnoff and Highway 93 intersection.
    It would make more sense to create animal overpasses there than try to build a car overpass. Those sections are narrow and right up against cliff faces so keeping the goats off it, even as a bridge, would be very difficult.

    What would be the advantage of twinning that stretch alone? It's already a 70 zone due to the town elk.

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    ^ I can imagine the highway as an elevated causeway out in the lake. Probably cost more than it would be worth, but it would eliminate the conflicts and some of the tighter corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 240GLT View Post
    ^ I dunno.. I drive that highway to Little Fort at least 8-10 times a year. I find the passing opportunities ample, and the traffic fairly light. There's large sections of straight stretches that go on for miles.

    They finished up a passing lane late last year just south of Blue River, and it was needed there.

    The slowing economy will help reduce the truck traffic, FWTW

    Yuo do run into Fritz and Ingred in their rented Canadream going 70 kph down the highway a lot in the summer, but they're easily passable. The worse problem is all the other bad drivers without any balls who'll tailgate slow drivers forever without passing them, thus creating a giant wave of slow moving cars

    My record # of cars passed in one shot on that highway is 18. And that speaks as loudly to the cowardice of other drivers as it does to the recklessness of my own driving
    The section south of Little Fort to the divided highway north of Kamloops is where more passing lanes are needed the most but of course it is where there are less opportunities to build them.
    Your last statement speaks to the need for more passing lanes before you end up in the obituaries.
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    ^ I'll be just fine 25 years and a million + K's behind the wheel, never had a collision, and avoided many potential collisions that would have been the fault of others. I think the time I did that, was just south of Clearwater on that 5k straight stretch. It's easy to pass multiple vehicles when they're all tailgating each other !

    South of Little Fort there are passing opportunities but they are fewer and shorter. They just added one at McClure, and there are a few good ones north of Barriere. Of course once you get to the Sun Peaks turnoff it's clear sailing. If you're headed for Vancuover you're better off to turn off at Little Fort and take 24 to 100 Mile House and head south towards Cache Creek on 97C from there, so that lessens the load on 5 south of Little Fort as well

    Again, I've driven the whole stretch (from either Vernon or Little Fort to Edmonton, depending on if I am goin to visit the folks) dozens upon dozens of times. The only times I've found it really bad was on a friday or monday of a long weekend, or in the winter during a snow storm. More passing lanes would be benefical, but twinning the highway is a pointless waste of money

    I'd rather they deal with the highway in the parks. There's the big time-waster right there
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    Quote Originally Posted by 240GLT View Post
    If you're headed for Vancuover you're better off to turn off at Little Fort and take 24 to 100 Mile House and head south towards Cache Creek on 97C from there, so that lessens the load on 5 south of Little Fort as well.
    Why would you turn off on highway 24 unless you are planning to take highway 99, or maybe highway 1 south from Cache Creek? 24 is scenic, but I can't imagine you could possibly get to Merritt faster via 24, 97 and 97C than just following the 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 240GLT View Post
    I'd rather they deal with the highway in the parks. There's the big time-waster right there
    Even if my idea of a new Hwy 16 through the Robson and Jasper mountain parks is not doable, they should consider some new sections - say, north of the Jasper town and north of Jasper Lake, keeping the old sections open and at 70 km/hr for the tourist/goat-selfie trade. At the very least, more passing lanes are needed, plus pass-through lanes at the park gates. But there's a strong BANANA mentality in Jasper that prevents any progress like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium48 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 240GLT View Post
    If you're headed for Vancuover you're better off to turn off at Little Fort and take 24 to 100 Mile House and head south towards Cache Creek on 97C from there, so that lessens the load on 5 south of Little Fort as well.
    Why would you turn off on highway 24 unless you are planning to take highway 99, or maybe highway 1 south from Cache Creek? 24 is scenic, but I can't imagine you could possibly get to Merritt faster via 24, 97 and 97C than just following the 5.
    Yep you got me on that

    I basically always stop at our property at Bridge Lake when I drive from Edmonton to Van, so it's faster to go via 24, 97c and 1 versus taking the Coquihalla and backtracking from Little Fort. That's what I was thinking of.. Obviously not applicable to anyone who doesn't have s specific reason to go that route. It is a nice drove though.

    From Edmonton to Van directly it is faster to take the Coquihalla in Kamloops
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    Didn't even know 24 existed until a bike trip a few years ago. That highway is spectacular.

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    BC released their 10 Year Transportation Plan, http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/DownloadAs...conthemove.pdf. There are no real specifics, but things relevant to this topic would be an effort to convert TCH 1 to four lanes between Kamloops and the Alberta Border and increased passing lanes along Hwy 5.

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    Prichard Interchange opened today, Pritchard is about 40 km east of Kamloops.
    https://news.gov.bc.ca/stories/new-i...ation-tomorrow

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    I had the opportunity to drive both Highway 5 and Trans-Canada routes during my trip to Victoria. I liked the improvements that they have done east of Kamloops, especially between Golden and the Yoho park border. One thing I hope that can be accomplished could be re-routing Highway 5 (north of Kamloops) past farms that are directly next to the highway. Those turnoffs are dangerous, especially at 100 km/h.

    Also, another quick fix could be twinning the section from Valemount to the Highway 16 overpass.
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    I had the opportunity to drive both Highway 5 and Trans-Canada routes during my trip to Victoria. I liked the improvements that they have done east of Kamloops, especially between Golden and the Yoho park border. One thing I hope that can be accomplished could be re-routing Highway 5 (north of Kamloops) past farms that are directly next to highway. Those turnoffs are dangerous.

    Also, another quick fix could be twinning the section from Valemount to the Highway 16 overpass
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    Not related really to the thread, but I love the highway between Kamloops and Whistler, and all the way up to West Vancouver. One of the most beautiful drives in the world, I would rank it up there with the icefield parkway, maybe even above it. The changes from near desert in the interior to lush forests of the coastal mountain range, deep canyons, widing highways... if you haven't been, its a must! Finish the drive off with a ferry ride from horseshoe bay to Nainamo and then drive up to Tofino.... Worlds best! Hwy 99 - Sea to Sky Highway rules!!

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    Just did it Med, spent some time bouncing between Campbell River and Duncan and some salmon fishing in Alberni with a coworker. 7 Sockeye later, some smoked fish brought back with me...What a drive indeed.

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