Golden, British Columbia -A $2.72 million contract has been awarded to design and build a section of the Trans-Canada Highway/Kicking Horse Canyon project in Golden, British Columbia.

The contract was awarded to Emil Anderson Construction of Hope, B.C.

“The Trans-Canada Highway is a vital link for transporting commercial goods and for tourism,” said Shirley Bond, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister. “The Kicking Horse Canyon project is increasing safety for all users by replacing an old, winding, two-lane highway with four lanes of divided highway that’s designed to a modern standard.”

The 3.8-kilometre Golden Hill to West Portal (Kicking Horse Canyon) project will provide four lanes on the Trans-Canada Highway through to the signals at Highway 95, a grade separation at Golden Donald Upper Road, consolidated access, improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, and fencing and crossing structure for wildlife protection. The project is scheduled for completion by March 31, 2012.

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