The federal and provincial governments are providing nearly $470-million to expand and upgrade two major sections of the Trans-Canada Highway.
The majority of the funding, $450-million, will be used on a four-kilometre stretch, realigning and expanding Highway 1 to four lanes through Kicking Horse Canyon.
The rest of the funding will be used to expand a section of the TransCanada west of Golden to four lanes and improve access at the weigh scale.
The B.C. government is providing up to $247-million with Ottawa kicking in $222-million for the projects, which they say will improve safety and traffic flow for local residents, tourists and commercial drivers.