The Lake Louise Ski Area is pleased to report that significant progress has been made in the recent twinning of the Trans Canada Highway between Castle Mountain Junction and the Village of Lake Louise.
As of the August long weekend, approximately 90% of the nine kilometre stretch of highway immediately east of Lake Louise is complete. This section of highway includes wildlife fencing, construction of five highway bridges, a pedestrian underpass crossing, and six wildlife crossings. This entire stretch of highway construction is expected to be finished by the time the Lake Louise Ski Area opens for the season on Friday, November 6.
Once completed, Lake Louise skiers and riders will enjoy the safety of a four-lane divided highway for 169 km of the 183 km journey (or 92%) from Calgary to Lake Louise.
The last remaining 14 km stretch of undivided highway, located just west of Castle Junction, is currently under construction and is expected to be complete in 2010.
Thursday August 20, 2009