Neha Patil

Suffixed routes of British Columbia Highway 97

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Length:  65 km (40 mi)
Major junctions:  BC 97B near Grindrod
Length:  14 km (9 mi)
South end:  BC 97 north of Vernon
North end:  BC 1 in Sicamous
North end:  BC 97A near Grindrod

There are four suffixed routes of British Columbia Highway 97:

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Highway 97A

Highway 97A is a 65 km (40 mi) spur route between the cities of Vernon, on Highway 97, and Sicamous, on Highway 1.

Highway 97A's current alignment is not the same as its original route. Originally, when the '97A' designation was first given to the highway in 1953, it went from a junction with Highway 97 at Swan Lake, where it starts today, northeast to Grindrod, and then it followed the modern-day Highway 97B to Salmon Arm, then following the Trans-Canada Highway west to Monte Creek, where Highway 97 merges onto the Trans-Canada. Between 1957 and 1962, Highway 97A had the designation of '97E'. Finally, in 1962, Highway 97A was re-routed onto its present alignment, going north from Swan Lake to Grindrod, and then northeast to Sicamous. Other communities on Highway 97A include Spallumcheen, Armstrong, and Enderby.

Former alignments

There are two former alignments of Highway 97A within Prince George, connecting the main Highway 97 with Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16). The first was a segment next to the Prince George Airport, which now carries the name "Old Cariboo Highway"; while the other segment was in downtown Prince George, following 1st Avenue west of Victoria Avenue to the Cameron Street Bridge, connecting with Highway 97 north of the Nechako River.

Highway 97B

Highway 97B was created in 1962, when Highway 97E, now Highway 97A, was re-aligned to southwest of Sicamous. It is a very short 14 km (8.7 mi) spur off the present-day Highway 97A, from Enderby to Salmon Arm.

Highway 97D

Highway 97D, previously known as Meadow Creek Road, is a 24 km (15 mi) stretch of road linking Highway 97C in Logan Lake, British Columbia, Canada to the Coquihalla Highway. Highway 97D is a new route, receiving its designation in 2005. It allows faster access between Logan Lake and Kamloops without the need for motorists to go through Merritt when travelling between the two locations.

References

Suffixed routes of British Columbia Highway 97 Wikipedia


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