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Old Posted Nov 13, 2019, 7:28 PM
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What I read is adding shoulders. I can’t remember the name of the band me ever that was interviewed but his #1 priority was increasing the safety of the road.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2019, 9:25 PM
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I noticed with the 1A story, they're saying widening and not twinning. Is this just making the road a more modern 2 lane roadway, or actually upgrading the whole thing to 4 lanes? I can't really tell, but the price tag suggests they're just making a better 2 lane road.

I admittedly never drive 1A so I don't know how busy it gets between Canmore and Cochrane.
This is from a government press release.

Total funding for the project is $76.5 million. Budget 2019 allocates $26.5 million in the four-year Capital Plan. The remaining $50 million will flow in future years.

The highway widening project will increase safety for the approximately 2,000 vehicles that travel the highway daily. It will improve traffic flow between Cochrane and Canmore, as well as access to the Ghost Lake Recreation Area, which is a popular recreation destination.
Quick facts

The highway has not been significantly upgraded since it was built in 1946.
The project will include:
  • Widening of just over 29 kilometers of the highway from 6.7 meters to 13 meters, which will allow shoulders on either side
  • Widening and making the ditches less steep
  • Smoothing dips and hills and straightening curves to bring the highway to current design standards
  • Design, environmental and archeological work will be completed before a contract is awarded.
  • The project is estimated to take two to three years to complete, once a contract is awarded.

Source: https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?x...67837C01C3738D
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2019, 3:37 PM
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13 metres -- isn't that just enough for two 3.6m lanes and shoulders?
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2019, 6:46 PM
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Ya doesn't sound too wide although 13m is nearly double the existing 6.7m mentioned.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2019, 10:03 PM
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The section that is bad is really just through the reserve.
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 6:18 PM
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The section that is bad is really just through the reserve.
^So is that the 29 kms being widened & straightened ?
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