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madog222 May 13, 2023 1:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Metro-One (Post 9932071)
So does anyone have any info on the Highway one 4 lane expansion projects for Selkirk Mountain and Jumping Creek?

They are not on the BC transport projects website but are listed here as going to Procurement this summer...

https://www.infrastructurebc.com/wp2...s-Brochure.pdf

Also of note, not a single project in the Okanagan is listed here...

The BC NDP really do hate the Okanagan it seems.

Probably because they are not major projects, just a few kilometers each.

BC MOTI will be busy with 2021 flood recovery for a few more years, I expect many of these minor projects (Boucherie and Westlake Road, Quesnel Bypass) to be on the backburner until then.

Metro-One May 13, 2023 1:37 PM

Would still be nice to be linked a basic schematic on their website.

flipper316 May 17, 2023 3:48 AM

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/427...rojects#427086

madog222 May 27, 2023 4:34 AM

Kicking Horse Canyon from late April.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...24e43b07_h.jpg
Protection Mesh Along Cut 4 by B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...5a761b4c_h.jpg
Excavation at Cut 4 by B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, on Flickr

flipper316 Jul 5, 2023 11:06 PM

https://www.timescolonist.com/local-...erpass-7234944

flipper316 Jul 25, 2023 3:07 AM

https://www.castanet.net/news/Salmon...is-fall#438352

craner Jul 25, 2023 5:24 PM

Nice to see Ford to Tappen get underway.
Hoping BC announces a few fore “Projects Under Development” for their Kamloops to Alberta 4-Laning program soon.

Dengler Avenue Aug 3, 2023 12:18 AM

I just came across this for 101 on Sunshine Coast: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/t...planning-study
That's cool.

Denscity Aug 4, 2023 1:52 AM

I saw today 4 laning plans on Hwy 1 east of Revelstoke between the McDonald snow shed and Jumping Creek.

Dengler Avenue Aug 4, 2023 2:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Denscity (Post 10006802)
I saw today 4 laning plans on Hwy 1 east of Revelstoke between the McDonald snow shed and Jumping Creek.

Link please. :D

Tvisforme Aug 4, 2023 5:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 10006994)
Link please. :D

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/t...mloops-alberta

jimmyboy95 Aug 8, 2023 5:51 AM

The Kicking Horse Phase 4 has been an enormous project, so after its completed, many smaller 4 laning projects will hopefully be announced. The work in Chase and Salmon Arm should be mostly completed by then, and Tappen 4 laning and RW Bruhn Bridge replacement in Sicamous should be well underway.

After the 2 Chase projects, the 2 Salmon Arm projects, and Tappen project are completed, there will be less than 20km of 2 or 3 lane highway remaining between Kamloops and Salmon Arm. BC should work on getting that all finished up, so then its 4 or more lanes continuously from Horseshoe Bay to Salmon Arm. And, the title of the entire initiative could be shortened 'Salmon Arm to Alberta 4 laning' instead of 'Kamloops to Alberta'. Seems a little less daunting of a name.

On the outskirts of Chase there will be a short section of 2 lanes remaining, through the Neskonlith Indian Band. Planning for the widening of this section is supposed to be in the works. The government is in much consultation with the First Nations and working out a land swap. There will likely be many band members and companies working on the project when it happens. At least when that one is complete, the continuous 4 lanes from the coast will end at Chase. Not quite Salmon Arm, but really shouldn't be much to finish through Sorrento and from Tappen to Salmon Arm.

Ozabald Aug 8, 2023 8:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jimmyboy95 (Post 10009102)
The Kicking Horse Phase 4 has been an enormous project, so after its completed, many smaller 4 laning projects will hopefully be announced. The work in Chase and Salmon Arm should be mostly completed by then, and Tappen 4 laning and RW Bruhn Bridge replacement in Sicamous should be well underway.

After the 2 Chase projects, the 2 Salmon Arm projects, and Tappen project are completed, there will be less than 20km of 2 or 3 lane highway remaining between Kamloops and Salmon Arm. BC should work on getting that all finished up, so then its 4 or more lanes continuously from Horseshoe Bay to Salmon Arm. And, the title of the entire initiative could be shortened 'Salmon Arm to Alberta 4 laning' instead of 'Kamloops to Alberta'. Seems a little less daunting of a name.

On the outskirts of Chase there will be a short section of 2 lanes remaining, through the Neskonlith Indian Band. Planning for the widening of this section is supposed to be in the works. The government is in much consultation with the First Nations and working out a land swap. There will likely be many band members and companies working on the project when it happens. At least when that one is complete, the continuous 4 lanes from the coast will end at Chase. Not quite Salmon Arm, but really shouldn't be much to finish through Sorrento and from Tappen to Salmon Arm.

Though it's great the TCH is being four-laned from Kamloops to AB, it is unfortunate BC is going the cheap route. Undivided four lanes with commercial and private driveway access allowed; plus no upgrades through city centres such as Salmon Arm. Not a four-lane controlled access divided highway.

Metro-One Aug 8, 2023 9:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Ozabald (Post 10009466)
Though it's great the TCH is being four-laned from Kamloops to AB, it is unfortunate BC is going the cheap route. Undivided four lanes with commercial and private driveway access allowed; plus no upgrades through city centres such as Salmon Arm. Not a four-lane controlled access divided highway.

None of the new 4 lane sections have commercial and private driveway access. They are also all divided with median barriers.

Maybe you missed the entire conversation about the lack of Federal funding and the extreme price per km.

Dengler Avenue Aug 8, 2023 9:32 PM

@Ozabald might have Sorrento and Salmon Arm in mind in that comment.

flipper316 Aug 8, 2023 11:03 PM

https://www.abbynews.com/news/fraser...YU7U6xe0Be9MRk

Denscity Aug 9, 2023 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 10006994)
Link please. :D

Forgot where I saw it and I don’t know how lol!
Thanks tv

Tvisforme Aug 9, 2023 1:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Denscity (Post 10009624)
Forgot where I saw it and I don’t know how lol!
Thanks tv

Happy to help out, it was an interesting read!

:cheers:

craner Aug 9, 2023 3:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 10009531)
@Ozabald might have Sorrento and Salmon Arm in mind in that comment.

Yeah - why wouldn’t they just build bypasses rather than expanding the route through town with all the intersections & lights ??

Ozabald Aug 9, 2023 2:51 PM

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Originally Posted by craner (Post 10009744)
Yeah - why wouldn’t they just build bypasses rather than expanding the route through town with all the intersections & lights ??

It's the BC way. Build/upgrade highways on the cheap and then as the years go by; maybe upgrade at a much higher cost than if the work was originally done.

Look at the Inland Island highway (BC-17). Many planned interchanges were not built and the original highway was shoehorned in to be used between Lantzville and Parksville; rather than upgrading or building a new stretch.


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