British Columbia Highway 5A

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Highway 5A
Princeton-Kamloops Highway
Route information
Auxiliary route of BC 5
Length: 182 km (113 mi)
Existed: 1986 – present
Major junctions
South end: BC 3 in Princeton
  BC 97C near Merritt
BC 5 / BC 8 in Merritt
North end: BC 1 / BC 5 / BC 97 in Kamloops
Major cities: Princeton
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 5 BC 6

Highway 5A, the Princeton-Kamloops Highway, is Highway 5's pre-1986 alignment south of Kamloops. Unlike the four-lane Highway 5 freeway, the 182 km (113 mi) long Highway 5A is only two lanes.

Route details[edit]

Starting in Princeton, Highway 5A goes through 63 km (39 mi) of undeveloped land north to its junction with Highway 97C eastbound at Aspen Grove. Highway 97C westbound from Aspen Grove follows Highway 5A northwest for 23 km (14 mi) to its first crossover of Highway 5 at Merritt. Highway 5A circles around Merritt for 7 km (4 mi) to its second crossover of Highway 5 in the north area of Merritt. Back to the east of Highway 5, Highway 5A goes north northeast for 89 km (55 mi), passing through the community of Quilchena en route, before terminating within Kamloops at its junction with Highways 5, 1 and 97 (which are overlapped at the point where 5A terminates).

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