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Old Posted Oct 14, 2011, 2:43 AM
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They should have just built a 20 km or so new alignment route with a new bridge on the west side of the Columbia River instead.
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2011, 8:06 PM
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OK, so the 3.5km includes the Truck Scale complex. Still unclear if it's 2 lanes on each side or 4 on the north instead of the current one on each side?
Its already 2 lanes on the south side:

http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=donald+...138.01,,0,6.61
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2011, 4:00 AM
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Well, given the cost of building roads in BC i hope the goal is to have the #1 a full freeway, divided where possible, to Salmon Arm, and then from Salmon Arm to the Alberta border have it the 100km h design with barriers in place and as many interchanges as possible (a few local low volume non interchange access points in the rural areas are ok, they have them throughout the Prairies on their 4 lane highways).

But yeah, i cant believe they are breaking up 10km into multiple phases as well, i thought the 10km stretch was the first phase of a larger project...

I would love to have the intersections on the east side of Kamloops removed as well with frontage streets built (which already largely exist i believe)

My understanding is that the only reason the 10km segment is being broke into multiple phases is due to the ongoing archeological research happening in the phase 2 section. Once the government finishes negations with the local band (can't remember which one) the project should go forward.
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2011, 10:59 PM
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Its already 2 lanes on the south side:

http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=donald+...138.01,,0,6.61
OK I see what you mean... I travelled through there Westbound(N-ish geographically) so I would have only seen a single lane going the other way
from google Earth - what I labelled as being between Scale3.jpg and Scale4.jpg:

-->GoogleEarth Street View screen captures viewing behind on #1 Eastbound lanes (N-S geographically)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ale/Scale9.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ale/Scale8.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ale/Scale7.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ale/Scale6.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ale/Scale5.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ale/Scale4.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ale/Scale3.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ale/Scale2.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ale/Scale1.jpg

That being said - where it is 2 eastbound lanes - looks fairly rough - resurfacing definitely required

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Just stumbled on this thread - lots of great info in one place that I've been looking for.

Thanks for the updates guys - keep them coming.

I really hope they don't stop working on getting the TC#1 twinned through BC until it is all done.

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Thanks to Vanriderfan for making this find and posting in the Canada section. Thought it also would fit nicely in here!

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Old Posted Dec 6, 2011, 7:31 PM
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Clanwilliam Bridge Replacement page added to "Trans-Canada Highway 1
- Kamloops to Golden Project" B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure page
http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayproje...liam/index.htm
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Some fresh construction pics of the new divided highway 97 alignment between Winfield and Oyama:







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Thanks for posting! Things are moving along there.

When complete you can go from metro-Vancouver to Vernon with no 2 lane highway stretches anymore.
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^ Yeah - now we just need to be able to say that between Vancouver & Calgary, and Calgary & Vernon. Maybe in 30 years if we're lucky.
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Monte Creek to Pritchard map:

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayproje..._Lidar_Map.pdf

Warning: Long pdf...

I wonder if they're going to number the at-grade intersections like what they've done with Highway 17 and 19 on the island... If that's the case, Bostock Road would be exit 403 and Martin Prairie Road (Pritchard) would be exit 410...
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Bostock road is fine being at grade, but why is Pritchard not being built as an interchange, especially with how the new highway is being built to bow outwards.
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Would have been nice if the entire section had a depressed grass median. Only two sections within have same. In addition, back in September, MoT agreed to a Hwy 1 overpass at Pritchard with on/off ramps:

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September 27, 2011

By Cam Fortems
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Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom committed Tuesday to building improvements at Pritchard that will allow residents to safely enter and cross the Trans-Canada Highway.

Ron Anderson, a village councillor from Chase, was one of a number of local politicians who met with Minister Blair Lekstrom at the Union of B.C. Municipalities annual meeting in Vancouver. The goal was to pressure the province to design safety improvements at Pritchard, as part of four-laning of the Trans-Canada Highway, so that residents no longer have to cross without an underpass or overpass.

"This will solve problems with people trying to get across the highway," said Anderson.

Pritchard residents warned four-laning the highway without provision for safe crossing will make an already unsafe situation worse.
http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/2...hard-underpass









Source: http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayproje...reek/index.htm
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The eastern section got a glass median because its actually split-grade.
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Some fresh construction pics of the new divided highway 97 alignment between Winfield and Oyama:



Cool housing development up on the ridge there. Anyone know where they would be on google maps?
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Monte Creek to Pritchard map:

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayproje..._Lidar_Map.pdf

Warning: Long pdf...

I wonder if they're going to number the at-grade intersections like what they've done with Highway 17 and 19 on the island... If that's the case, Bostock Road would be exit 403 and Martin Prairie Road (Pritchard) would be exit 410...
This is option 3, do you have links to the other options? which option did they go with?
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Cool housing development up on the ridge there. Anyone know where they would be on google maps?
Guessing...but I think it is this: http://g.co/maps/d4rfk

The development has grown considerably since the last google maps update. You can see it better here: http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/okanaganvall...infield-oyama/

Open the one called "Highway Design- South". It's centre right.
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This is option 3, do you have links to the other options? which option did they go with?
This is the only one posted on the ministry website so I'd assume it is the one they've selected. Does anyone know if the interchange at Pritchard is going to be built during phase 2 construction, or is it planned for a later date?
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It seems that design of Monte Creek to Pritchard Phase 2 has changed somewhat, as seen in the new maps posted in the "Open House Presentation" section of the webpage. (http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayproje...reek/index.htm)

Sheet 2 of 3 shows that the alignment is no longer split grade west of Pritchard, and now has a paved centre median like the rest of the alignment. Sheet 3 shows that the planned interchange is now part of the design. I guess that concerns expressed from locals were heard, and reducing the needed ROW will help control the increased costs of providing the interchange earlier.

I don't have a problem with the paved median, but it's rediculous that a median barrier is not being put in place right away. Increased capacity can't be the only priority of the ministry. Complete controlled access is not necessary along this segment, but dividing the highway to reduce the risk of head on collisions is a no brainer imo.
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