Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

NEWS 2007

Posted November 12, 2007

Event November 14, 2007

Kicking Horse Canyon Project: The Trans Canada Highway's Great Challenge

Terry Coulter, M.Sc, P.Eng.

The presentation will focus on geotechnical issues encountered on this project and on previous completed works. Of the four remaining stages, the 5 km Canyon section will provide the greatest challenge because of the steep terrain, natural hazards and geotechnical concerns. At an approximate capital cost of around $500M, it will be among the most expensive sections of highway on a per-kilometer basis in the province. Numerous options are being considered, including a long (2.9 km) twin bore tunnel and surface routes with multiple structures and protection works. These will be discussed from a mainly geotechnical perspective.

Location: Woodvale Community Facility, Tournament Room. Located on the Millwoods Golf Course, 4540 - 50 Street
Time: 11:30 am, presentation starts at 12:00 Noon
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Cost: $10 Students, $20 Members, $25 Non-Members Please confirm attendance by noon, Friday Novembert 09, 2007 by emailing


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