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Corndogger Aug 28, 2019 10:24 PM

Don't recall if this was posted before but I see whatever B.C. calls their transportation department is conducting a customer satisfaction survey.

https://survey.th.gov.bc.ca//TakeSur...veyID=css2019#

flipper316 Sep 3, 2019 7:17 PM

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019TRAN0148-001677

Metro-One Sep 3, 2019 11:43 PM

Good to hear, especially with the median barrier, but I wish they would upgrade the West Shore Parkway intersection to an interchange.

If done, that would kind of compete the #1 as a freeway through greater Victoria.

OzzyCalgary Sep 5, 2019 6:06 PM

I didn't end up driving along Hwy 1 between the border and Sicamous this year...were there any improvements/4-laning projects being done this construction season?

Bellinghamgreg Sep 5, 2019 7:56 PM

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Originally Posted by OzzyCalgary (Post 8678770)
I didn't end up driving along Hwy 1 between the border and Sicamous this year...were there any improvements/4-laning projects being done this construction season?

I drive a lot between Abbotsford and Ashcroft and there is nothing happening except sweeping the dirt off the shoulder of the hiway...

flipper316 Sep 6, 2019 6:33 AM

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...hrough-rockies

milomilo Sep 6, 2019 11:41 AM

That really is going to suck. I hope they upgrade that stop sign in radium.

240glt Sep 6, 2019 2:05 PM

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Originally Posted by milomilo (Post 8679441)
That really is going to suck. I hope they upgrade that stop sign in radium.

Yup that's going to be mayhem, especially from the viewpoint down to the Radium townsite. Going to avoid that area at all costs until the work on the TCH is complete

OzzyCalgary Sep 6, 2019 2:41 PM

Are there plans released yet for the new route that will be built?

Airboy Sep 6, 2019 2:49 PM

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Originally Posted by 240glt (Post 8679527)
Yup that's going to be mayhem, especially from the viewpoint down to the Radium townsite. Going to avoid that area at all costs until the work on the TCH is complete

Apparently that is going to be a roundabout.

But the drive through there is still going to suck. I think for the next four years the yellowhead will be my primary drive to the coast and interior.

Dengler Avenue Sep 6, 2019 2:51 PM

Crowsnest Highway will also see more traffic in the meantime.

240glt Sep 6, 2019 3:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Dengler Avenue (Post 8679565)
Crowsnest Highway will also see more traffic in the meantime.

I imagine it will. But taking the hwy 3 route to Kelowna or Vancouver adds three hours to the drive as it stands right now, so I bet a lot still take the TCH.

Glacier Sep 6, 2019 4:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Bellinghamgreg (Post 8671279)
They've talked about building the bi pass between Valleyview and Juniper Ridge for at least 20-25 years - and from the sounds of it they are still talking.

The provincial government is stupid. They decided that the bypass is not needed, and is willing to give up the land set aside for over 30 years and just go with at grade traffic lights through Valleyview. Yes, they are that short sighted.

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Originally Posted by 240glt (Post 8670125)
That trip is on my radar over the next few years. Would make a good overnighter from our cabin near 100 Mile House. I've heard lots about Bella Coola.. a friend of mine owns a commercial fishing vessel based out of Bella Coola and I've been intrigued to go check it out.

How's accommodation out that way ? Seems like there are some options.

It's pretty unpopulated out there, but there's definitely places to stay.

eg. I know these people: https://www.homathkoriver.com/
And these people: http://www.pasturetoplate.ca/kinikin...taurant-store/
And these people: http://tatlalakemotel.com/

etc.

240glt Sep 6, 2019 4:48 PM

deleted. sorry responded to an old question

Dengler Avenue Sep 6, 2019 4:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Glacier (Post 8679659)
The provincial government is stupid. They decided that the bypass is not needed, and is willing to give up the land set aside for over 30 years and just go with at grade traffic lights through Valleyview. Yes, they are that short sighted.


It's pretty unpopulated out there, but there's definitely places to stay.

eg. I know these people: https://www.homathkoriver.com/
And these people: http://www.pasturetoplate.ca/kinikin...taurant-store/
And these people: http://tatlalakemotel.com/

etc.

At least they had a plan to replace the lights with interchanges. It’s doable.

My Ontarian mindset’s kicking in: If BC really wants, it can just take out the properties too close to the highway to build interchanges. It’s what it is.

craner Sep 7, 2019 5:53 AM

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Originally Posted by OzzyCalgary (Post 8679558)
Are there plans released yet for the new route that will be built?

http://https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/kicking-horse-canyon-project/kicking-horse-canyon-phase-4/kicking-horse-canyon-project-details

This is pretty exciting.

Dengler Avenue Sep 7, 2019 2:12 PM

“The improvements must be built with a view to safety, cost-effectiveness and as little disruption as possible to highway users and the community.”

LOL

milomilo Sep 7, 2019 2:31 PM

I had assumed they would be closing it for weeks at a time, but it sounds like they will be mostly limiting the length of closures to less than 24hrs except for outside of the peak seasons.

OzzyCalgary Sep 7, 2019 4:58 PM


Awesome, thanks! That is a pretty good looking design overall.

If the Federal government was smart (.....) they would plan to do significant upgrades to the two-lane sections in Yoho National Park during the same periods of lane closure. At the very least, they could complete a lot of the preparatory work required to finish 4-laning to the border.

flipper316 Sep 7, 2019 7:04 PM

The Sea to Sky, which cost 600 million to rebuild, costs the same as this 4 km section. WTF? The Sea to Sky rebuild isn't even 10 years old.


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