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B.C. Government outlines Kicking Horse Canyon fall closures

Work on Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project will be underway again this fall, with an extended road closure anticipated later in September.

Highway 1 will likely have some traffic disruptions with some full road closures and detours at certain times. Multi-day closures, similar to those in the spring, will take place due to the extensive excavation and construction required.

B.C. Government officials said traffic along the Trans-Canada Highway will be diverted along Highways 93 and 95 through Radium Hot Springs when the road is closed, which will add about an hour and a half of travel time.

Signs will be posted to alert drivers with notices placed at alternate routes.

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From September 7th to 15th, daytime travel through the canyon will be mostly uninterrupted, but evening half-hour stoppages due to single lane traffic and overnight closures will continue.

Half-hour daytime stops will be added between September 15th and 20th between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. due to single-lane traffic.

Starting at noon on September 20th, a multi-day 24-hour extended closure will have Kicking Horse Canyon closed to all traffic until about 6 a.m. on December 1st.

Highway 1 will be reopened for a brief time with intermittent closures on September 25th and 26th, with full access reopened just for thanksgiving weekend.

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