Golden, British Columbia – Several projects to upgrade the Trans-Canada Highway near Golden, B.C. have been completed, ensuring the route will be safer and more reliable for travellers this winter.

The upgrades include increasing 3.8 kilometres of the Golden Hill to West Portal section to four lanes, adding a new interchange and wildlife overpass at Golden Donald Upper Road, and reducing the highway grade and improving wildlife protection with a special crossing, fencing, and guards on access roads. The one-kilometre Golden hill multi-use path is also complete for cyclists and pedestrians.

The projects are part of the $68.5 million Golden Hill to West Portal Project, under the third phase of the larger Kicking Horse Canyon project.

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