Trans-Canada Highway

TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY (Hwy 1) was completed through BC on 30 July 1962 with the official opening of the 147-km ROGERS PASS section between REVELSTOKE and GOLDEN. The highway was built under the terms of a federal-provincial agreement signed in 1949 and construction began in earnest the next year. Sections through the mountains and the FRASER R canyon were particularly difficult and costly: a 2-km stretch at China Bar north of YALE was the most expensive piece of 2-lane highway constructed in...

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