Blog post published on August 3, 2016.
Construction work on Highway 93S is scheduled to occur through the end of October. The project will include paving and safety improvements. Make sure to allow for extra time if you’re travelling through the two affected areas.
The first construction zone is between the Continental Divide day use area and Marble Canyon day use area, and the second zone is located between the Hector Gorge viewpoint and McLeod Meadows. Roadwork will occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There will be no work on Sundays or long weekends. Motorists should anticipate reduced speed zones and occasional single lane alternating traffic, resulting in delays of up to 30 minutes.
Important note: Rock blasting at a location approximately 1 km north of the Marble Canyon Campground will be required as part of this project. During a two-week period tentatively scheduled to occur in mid-late August, delays at this location may last up to 90 minutes between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Drive BC will post these scheduled 1 hour delays on its website a few days in advance. Motorists can expect occasional delays of between 30 and 45 minutes for rock blasting, from Monday through Saturday. No work on Sundays or long weekends.
For all current highway construction delays in the Kootenay national parks, visit www.drivebc.ca or call 1-800-550-4997. You can also find out more details about the Kooteny Park construction by visiting http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/yoho/visit/heures-hours/infrastructure.aspx