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Trans-Canada Highway Twinning Project
Update: August 2010
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Construction is in full swing on the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park between Castle Junction (Hwy 93S turn-off) and the British Columbia border. This includes the 14-km segment immediately west of Castle Junction (Phase IIIB-2) and the 8.5-km section west of Lake Louise to the British Columbia border (Phase IIIB-3). The 9 km section between them (Phase IIIB-2) is complete.
Map of Phases IIIB-1, IIIB-2 and IIIB-3 © Parks Canada
What’s Happening Now:
- Twinning work is progressing on the 14-km section of highway west of Castle Junction. Drivers can expect several detours to the new westbound lanes to allow construction of two wildlife overpasses over the existing highway. Work remains on schedule for an October completion.
- Construction of a new overpass to replace the narrow Icefields Parkway interchange continues. The new Interchange is expected to be open to traffic later this fall. Motorists can expect changing traffic routes throughout the summer as crews detour traffic to permit construction of additional lanes and new interchange ramps.
- The tender for highway twinning construction from Lake Louise to the British Columbia border was awarded in June. New lane construction on this phase of the twinning project will begin this fall.
Road work will be underway from dawn until dusk.
Temporary delays and detours can be expected so please
obey flag persons and posted speed limits.
Road Report: 403.762.1450 (recorded message)
Blasting at Icefields Parkway Interchange, June 18, 2010
© Parks Canada / Wendy Karhoffer