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Posted: March 19, 2022

Detour returns full-time to valley after Easter

The Trans-Canada Highway detour through Kootenay National Park (KNP) to Radium Hot Springs and north to Golden via Highway 95 is returning full-time April 19 until May 24.

The Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors (KHCC) reported it will continue implementing daytime and evening intermittent lane closures and overnight full closures on Trans-Canada Highway for the Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4 construction until the Easter Long Weekend.

Following the Easter Long Weekend, KHCC will be implementing its spring extended closure until the May Long Weekend.

Please note that road closures due to Kicking Horse Canyon Project construction apply only to the 4.8-kilometre construction zone in the canyon itself. The Trans-Canada Highway from Castle Junction to Lake Louise, Field and Beaverfoot will be open even during overnight closures.

Summer schedule

During daytime, the highway through the Canyon will remain fully open and free of interruptions, other than momentary traffic control for turning vehicles. Overnight, interruptions may range from 20-minute stoppages to eight hour closures.

The closures will require significant advance notice.

During any closure travellers would have the option of taking the alternative route using Highways 93 and 95. By limiting extended closures to off-peak periods, the total combined traffic volumes on the alternative route will be comparable to the peaks that Highways 93 and 95 currently experience in the summer.

See the Highway Status Calendar.

Please check DriveBC for the most reliable and up-to-date information.

The following table outlines the planned traffic closures for April.

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