The government of British Columbia is committed to improving the safety and reliability of Trans-Canada Highway between Kamloops and the Alberta border. Communities will be better connected, and businesses will be better able to move their products throughout the province, through our ports and beyond our borders.
In total, there are 337 kilometres of Highway 1 between Kamloops and the Alberta Border under provincial control (with Parks Canada responsible for the remaining 103 kilometres). Four-laning that much highway is a long-term effort, and there’s currently no timeframe for completing the entire route. However, the Province is committed to improving the safety and reliability of the corridor and has committed $650 million over 10 years to do so.
February 7 – March 1, 2013
- 500 people attended six public information sessions held between February 12 – February 27, 2013 in Kamloops, Chase, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Revelstoke and Golden.
- 165 feedback forms were received including 136 online forms and 29 paper copy forms.
- 26 written submissions were received.
Input leads to action:
This extensive project is being completed in sections on a project-by-project basis. Public consultations with a local focus are helping the Ministry address the concerns of First Nations, local governments, local residents, businesses and other interested groups. Below are some of the ways public input has helped inform the projects.
- Pritchard to Hoffman’s Bluff project – Following stakeholder input, design changes were made to address private property access.
- The earlier consultation sessions held in 2013 gathered input on the plans to improve safety and reliability of the route. That feedback, along with technical, financial and policy considerations is being used to set priorities as the program progresses.
- Visit the public consultation page for regular updates to the program and its projects.