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DoubleK Nov 6, 2020 5:18 PM

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Originally Posted by craner (Post 9097828)
Anything happening on Kicking Horse Phase 4 yet ?
The website hasn’t been updated since June. :???::shrug:

I'm headed through there on Tuesday, will report back if I see anything.

Dengler Avenue Nov 6, 2020 7:12 PM

I highly doubt that this will happen in November, but you'll know when they send you down the 93. ;)

DoubleK Nov 9, 2020 3:53 PM

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Originally Posted by DoubleK (Post 9098329)
I'm headed through there on Tuesday, will report back if I see anything.

Scratch that. Stupid COVID restrictions have put the kibosh on the trip.

craner Nov 10, 2020 12:19 AM

Damn.
I was looking forward to your report.

Dengler Avenue Nov 20, 2020 3:12 AM

BC awards last Kicking Horse contract
 
https://www.worldhighways.com/wh8/ne...pIEvo9OJ0CVnh0

Corndogger Nov 20, 2020 4:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 9111759)

Are Canadian media not reporting on this? This sounds like a big deal to me. Have to say I'm impressed with the timeline. Essentially done in 3.5 years if they start next spring/summer. Also good that they are doing other related work.

Mazrim Nov 20, 2020 7:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Corndogger (Post 9111803)
Are Canadian media not reporting on this? This sounds like a big deal to me. Have to say I'm impressed with the timeline. Essentially done in 3.5 years if they start next spring/summer. Also good that they are doing other related work.

The media did most of their reporting on this back when the bidding was happening and the long-term closures of the highway were being contemplated. I don't think the award of the contract is as big of news to most people.

Corndogger Nov 20, 2020 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Mazrim (Post 9112347)
The media did most of their reporting on this back when the bidding was happening and the long-term closures of the highway were being contemplated. I don't think the award of the contract is as big of news to most people.

Given how many times the NDP government in B.C. has cancelled projects you'd think that the actual awarding of a major contract would be huge news.

s211 Nov 22, 2020 5:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Corndogger (Post 9112722)
Given how many times the NDP government in B.C. has cancelled projects you'd think that the actual awarding of a major contract would be huge news.

Or they're trying to sweep it under the carpet because the Community Benefits component jacked the price up 50% and scope had to be reduced accordingly. Hell, if they can make Jimmy Hoffa disappear, they can certainly bury union graft.

Dengler Avenue Nov 22, 2020 9:25 PM

They can reduce the scope of the project around Chase. KHC Phase 4? There's no way they can reduce it. The only issue is that cost for this one is going up by 35%...

DoubleK Nov 22, 2020 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 9113945)
They can reduce the scope of the project around Chase. KHC Phase 4? There's no way they can reduce it. The only issue is that cost for this one is going up by 35%...

This should never have been a DB contract. It's too complicated and there is way too much that can go wrong to scope appropriately.

craner Nov 23, 2020 1:18 AM

Lets get this thing across the finish line before the NDP kill it.

Dengler Avenue Nov 23, 2020 5:15 AM

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Originally Posted by DoubleK (Post 9114018)
This should never have been a DB contract. It's too complicated and there is way too much that can go wrong to scope appropriately.

So how should it have been done? P3? NDP would have for sure killed it though.

DoubleK Nov 23, 2020 3:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 9114237)
So how should it have been done? P3? NDP would have for sure killed it though.

I think the traditional model fits nicely here. There is too much risk with the project to price effectively under any alternative delivery model.

Airboy Nov 30, 2020 6:29 PM

The Kicking Horse final has been awarded to Emil Anderson of Kelowna.

jimmyboy95 Dec 14, 2020 7:04 AM

Looks like Quesnel is getting a bypass and new bridge

Dengler Avenue Dec 28, 2020 1:24 PM

https://goo.gl/maps/VsSXVpwxhTiLoW7q6
I just saw this. Does it mean what I think it means??
Also since when does the short segment around Memorial Park (i.e. immediately east of the curved divided 4 lanes) have 4 lanes? It looks recent.

Corndogger Dec 28, 2020 9:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 9143699)
https://goo.gl/maps/VsSXVpwxhTiLoW7q6
I just saw this. Does it mean what I think it means??
Also since when does the short segment around Memorial Park (i.e. immediately east of the curved divided 4 lanes) have 4 lanes? It looks recent.

It says that image capture is from April 2019. Has anyone been by there since then?

che4ef Dec 28, 2020 10:14 PM

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It says that image capture is from April 2019. Has anyone been by there since then?
I was in August 2019. Unfortunately I cannot recall that specific area. What I can tell are the massive twining and upgrades that were current at the time before and after Rogers Pass. I believe most of it is done by now and they moved further. Highway twining at national parks falls under their budget. Talk to a lady at Rogers Pass visitor center and she told me that federals dumped huge money into upgrading the whole area of the national park. I have some pictures as well but from 2018.
http://imgur.com/a/NkvUERI

Dengler Avenue Dec 28, 2020 10:21 PM

Okay that’s what I thought too. For the longest time, only that sharp curve was twinned. Okay, that proceeded quietly. Now I wanna see the same thing in Revelstoke N.P. because too many fatal crashes happened there.


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