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Hwy. 1 closures scheduled near Golden throughout spring

Final work to Kicking Horse Canyon Project to cause traffic interruptions
Eastbound drivers can expect delays on Highway 1 this spring as the final work on the Kicking Horse Canyon Project begins on Tuesday, April 2. ( photo)

Drivers heading east over the next few months can expect lane closures and minor delays as crews start the final work of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project on Highway 1 near Golden.

In a media release, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced that the final touches of Phase 4 will begin Tuesday, April 2, with the highway reduced to one lane for the duration.

“Highway 1 will be reduced to lane one in each direction through Kicking Horse Canyon for the duration of the remaining project work,” the release states. “This will allow crews to safely complete paving, line painting, wildlife fencing and landscaping.”

It added that drivers may encounter two-minute stoppages until project completion, and are asked to obey signage and watch for traffic control personnel. There will also be some full closures of up to two hours, which are scheduled for April 3, 15, 29 and May 30, as well as early mornings on June 10, 11 24 and 25.

The closures are subject to change, however, with the full calendar and additional information on the project available at Updates and the most current highway travel information can be found at

Drivers are also reminded that the speed limit there will be reduced to 50 kilometres an hour throughout the work, with the new, four-lane divided highway then going to 100 km/h once work is completed.

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