Police are looking out for everyone’s safety on Hwy 93 and Hwy 95 with the upcoming highway closure

Columbia Valley, BC Highway Patrol

2021-10-11 18:30 PDT

File # 2021-3137

With the upcoming closure of Highway 1 in relation to the Kicking Horse Canyon project, the Columbia Valley RCMP will be focusing on enhancing the safety of travellers in the comings months.

Police vehicle in front of a mountain with snow on the peak

From October 12 to December 1, Highway 1 East of Golden will be closed to the public and re-routed through Highway 93 and Highway 95. Highway 1 normally carries 10,000 vehicles daily. The closure is required complete the remaining stretch of the twinning of Highway 1.

Columbia Valley RCMP and the BC Highway Patrol offices in Golden and Cranbrook will be ensuring that their visible presence makes the highway safer for everyone. Police officers will be paying a particular attention to aggressive driving and speed limits on both stretch of roads.

In return, the public can assist Police by allowing themselves plenty of time for their travels, have the required tires for their vehicles, and an emergency preparedness bag in case of further closure.

There has been many reports of dangerous driving to the RCMP during the various stages of the recent re-routing and police will be enhancing their presence on the highway to ensure of the public’s safety and to enforce the Motor Vehicle Act, says, Sergeant Darren Kakuno, Detachment Commander of the Columbia Valley RCMP. With the ever changing road conditions in mountainous terrain, we are asking the public to be mindful on the road and be prepared in case of delays.

For further information regarding the Kicking Horse Canyon project, please consult the following site: kicikinghorsecanyon.ca

Released by

Corporal Louis-Phillipe Gendron-Fafard

Frontline Policing
Columbia Valley Detachment
4936 Athalmer Rd., Invermere BC V0A 1K0
Office: 250-342-9292

Email: Louis-Philippe.Gendron-Fafard@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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