Trans-Canada Highway to Old Banff Coach Road SW
About five kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) will be reconstructed as part of this project. Utility relocations, topsoil stripping and grading south of the existing road have been ongoing for several months in preparation for a detour road.
This fall, traffic will be shifted to the new detour road and highway improvements will begin. The existing two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction.
The steep grades on this section of road reduce visibility and make winter travel difficult during icy conditions, particularly for large trucks transporting goods. The improvements include adjusting the elevation to reduce the steep grades and widening to four lanes in each direction.
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