Roads & Paving
Feds investing in Highway 1 upgrades
By Andrew Macklin
August 4, 2015 – The Government of Canada announced funding for the upgrade and expansion of Highway 1 near Revelstoke that will increase safety for all drivers and improve the efficiency of this important regional and trans-provincial route.
The main components of the $35 million project include the widening of 2.5 kilometres of Highway 1, 40 km east of Revelstoke from two lanes to four lanes, expanding the Illecillewaet brake check station to more than double its capacity, and improving safety through the addition of new acceleration and deceleration lanes at the brake check. These improvements will provide increased passing opportunities to improve safety and mobility along the Trans Canada Highway. It will also provide a safe area to store vehicles as part of a strategy to improve how traffic is managed during winter closures for avalanche control operations.
This project reflects a commitment to improve highway safety as part of the province’s 10-year transportation strategy – B.C. on the Move.