Kicking Horse Canyon Project
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Premier's Award  - Innovation 2006/2007

Project Overview Presentation


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PROJECT UPDATES

(See Traffic Advisories for construction and traffic control information)


August 22, 2013

Project Update

4 Kilometre Grading, Paving and Finishing

GOLDEN - Dawson Construction Limited was awarded a contract in July 2013 to complete the remaining roadworks on the Trans Canada Highway four kilometres east of Golden. Work includes grading, paving, drainage, barrier placement and wildlife exclusion fencing. Construction began mid-August and will be finished later this year.

Ongoing updates and additional information on the project are posted at www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca.

Grading, Paving and Finishing

Workers are on site to finish four-laning a section of the Trans-Canada Highway
located 4 kilometres east of Golden (photo taken August 2013).

 


November 5, 2012

Project Update

4 Kilometre Wall and Approaches Status

GOLDEN – With 3.8 kilometres of the Golden Hill to West Portal section completed, Emil Anderson Construction Ltd. has turned over the construction baton to Tercon Construction, the contractor now on site to build the final 1.2 km section of upgrades within Phase 3 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project.

Ongoing updates and additional information on the project are posted at www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca.

Passing the Baton

This photo, taken in early November 2012, shows the progress made on the
large retaining wall as part of the “4 Kilometre Wall and Approaches” project under
Phase 3 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project. This section will be completed in 2013.


June 8, 2012

Project Update

Baton passed to final Phase 3 contractor

GOLDEN – With 3.8 kilometres of the Golden Hill to West Portal section completed, Emil Anderson Construction Ltd. has turned over the construction baton to Tercon Construction, the contractor now on site to build the final 1.2 km section of upgrades within Phase 3 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project.

Ongoing updates and additional information on the project are posted at www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca.

Passing the Baton

Calvin Ecklund (left) of Emil Anderson Construction Ltd.
passes the construction baton to Tony Greatbanks (right) of Tercon Construction


May 16, 2012

Project Update

4 KM Wall Work has Begun

GOLDEN – A large new retaining wall is being built 4 kilometres east of town to expand another stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes and eliminate tight curves.

Tercon began work on Monday, May 14th and is expected to have a crew of 15 on the site at peak times until completion in the fall.

During construction, please remember to respect the ‘cone zone’ --- watch out for workers and obey posted signs, markers and personnel at all times.

Site Prep

Site preparation work began last Monday with clearing and minor earthworks
(highway is located above and to the left)


November 25, 2011

Project Update

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.

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October 13, 2011

Project Update

Moving mountains to improve Highway 1 safety

GOLDEN – The construction of a retaining wall three storeys high will be part of improvements to 1.2 kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Golden, helping make this important route safer and more reliable.

( more )


August 24, 2011

Project Update

Cyclists, hikers get path up Golden Hill

GOLDEN - Outdoor recreation in the Golden area is getting a boost with the construction of a new trail up Golden Hill.

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April 29, 2011

Project Update

Highway construction in full swing again

The 2011 construction season has begun on the Kicking Horse Canyon Project, and crews are particularly busy on the section closest to town, working hard at preparing new highway lanes and re-constructing local network roads in order to move traffic off the current detour route on Golden Hill.

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October 14, 2010

Project Update

Contractors pass baton on Phase 3


2 years after Ledcor CMI received the baton which signified the transition from Phase 2 to Phase 3 construction, it is their turn to pass it on to Emil Anderson Construction Ltd., the contractor building the Golden Hill to West Portal section of Phase 3.

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Colin Blonarowitz (left), Construction Manager for Emil Anderson Construction Ltd., receives the construction baton from Joel Ironmonger (right), Project Manager, Ledcor CMI


December 14, 2009

Project Update

$27-MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED FOR NEXT KICKING HORSE WORK

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.

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September 14, 2009

Project Update

GOLDEN HILL – HOW THE STAGE WAS SET

GOLDEN – Preparation of the road bed for the Golden Hill 4th lane extension finished at the end of July, ahead of schedule, thanks to the hard work of everyone on the project.

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August 31, 2009

Project Update

PAVING CONTRACT AWARDED ON KICKING HORSE

GOLDEN – Paving preparation work is now underway for a section of the Trans-Canada Highway outside Golden, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Shirley Bond announced today.

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July 27 , 2009

Project Update

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 Hill-to-Portal section of Phase 3 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project, announced the Honourable John Baird, federal Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, and British Columbia’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Shirley Bond.

The three prequalified bidding teams are:

  • Dragados Canada, Inc. (DRS Joint Venture),
  • Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc., and
  • Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd.

Preliminary work, involving the construction of a fourth lane extension on Golden Hill began in May under day labour, the Ministry’s process for hiring local workers and equipment directly.

( more )


April 8, 2009

Project Update

KICKING HORSE PHASE 3 WEST CONSTRUCTION ACCELERATED

GOLDEN – Preliminary construction of the Hill-to-Portal section of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project will begin next month, a year ahead of schedule, with major works to follow this fall. The announcement was made by Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Kevin Falcon and the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister of the Asia-Pacific Gateway.

With a total project value of $68.5 million, Hill to Portal will bring another 3.8 kilometres of roadway up to a modern 4-lane standard. It will reduce the steep grade on Golden Hill, extend a fourth lane down the hill to provide a continuous four lanes through 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. The rest will be accelerated with a design-build process, in which the Ministry will 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. “With a funding agreement already in place, we are taking advantage of the opportunity to complete the design and accelerate construction at a time when it will do the most good,” said Minister Falcon. “And we are doing so while maintaining our award-winning commitment to environmental protection and greenhouse gas reduction, with such measures as wood waste composting, a no-burn rule for debris, reduced vehicle idling and recycling of materials.”

A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the design-build work is being issued immediately.


December 4, 2008

Project Update

Contractors pass baton from Phase 2 to Phase 3

GOLDEN – Two years after receiving a ceremonial baton marking the transition of Kicking Horse Canyon Project construction from Phase 1 to Phase 2 Trans-Park Highway Constructors has passed the baton to Ledcor CMI (more).


October 2, 2008

Project Update

Phase 3 Construction to Begin

GOLDEN – Clearing and grubbing activity is expected to occur by late October as Vancouver-based Ledcor CMI Ltd. begins construction of Phase 3 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project. BC Bid has confirmed Ledcor as the successful vendor on the Brake Check to Yoho Park contract.


September 24, 2008

Project Update

Project Accepts Environmental Award

TORONTO – The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is honoured to accept the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Environmental Achievement Award, recognizing the Kicking Horse Canyon Project (KHCP) for “an exemplary contribution to the protection and enhancement of the environment or a particularly innovative approach to solving an environmental problem from a transportation perspective.” The award was presented at the 2008 TAC Annual Conference in Toronto. Click here here to view the presentation delivered by KHCP representatives describing the project’s environmental initiatives.


August 25, 2008

Project Update

Project Selected for Environmental Award

GOLDEN – The Kicking Horse Canyon Project has been selected to receive the 2007 Environmental Achievement Award from the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC). The award recognizes the project’s environmental protection measures including air and water quality, revegetation and slope remediation, erosion control, habitat protection and animal-vehicle crash reduction.

The award will be presented to the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at the annual TAC conference in Toronto in September.

For more information on the award, see

http://tac-atc.ca/english/informationservices/tacnews/fall2008.pdf.

For further information on the Kicking Horse Canyon Project’s environmental initiatives and other features, visit our “Facts & Features” page.


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