Arthon began this highway widening and bridge replacement project on Highway 1 in 2011 under the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI). As a major trade corridor, Highway 1 provides access from the Asia-Pacific market to the rest of Canada through British Columbia (BC). Widening this portion of the Trans-Canada Highway improved the safe movement of goods to, from, and through BC.
Located west of Revelstoke, BC, the four-lane expansion and upgrade project of this 2.3 km section of the Trans-Canada Highway, included the installation of a 150 m four-lane bridge crossing over the existing Canadian Pacific rail lines, providing an easier route for through traffic.
Beginning in June 2011 and ending nearly two years later, construction involved removal of the old bridge, installation of the new overhead bridge structure, realignment and reconstruction of 3 km of highway from two lanes to four, installation of two MSE walls, drilling and blasting, crushing, paving, and earth moving.
Challenges overcome during the project include:
Drilling, blasting, and constructing near existing traffic-ways
Maintaining heavy traffic flow with minimal traffic closures on the Trans-Canada Highway