British Columbia Highway 91A

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Highway 91A
Queensborough Connector
Highway 91A highlighted in red.
Route information
Length: 3 km (2 mi)
Existed: 1990 – present
Major junctions
South end: BC 91 in Richmond
North end: Marine Way in New Westminster
Location
Major cities: New Westminster, Richmond
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 91 BC 93

Highway 91A, or the Queensborough Connector, is a 3 km (2 mi) long spur off Highway 91. Highway 91A crosses the Queensborough Bridge and terminates at Marine Way, allowing traffic into New Westminster. Residents of New Westminster can use Highway 91A as a convenient route towards the Canada/U.S. border. Although the Queensborough Bridge has existed since the 1950s, the highway spur section was opened only in 1986, at the same time the first section of Highway 91 was completed. (All of Highway 91A was once known as Highway 91 until the east-west portion of Highway 91 was built in the late 1980s; the route was redesignated as an alternate after that time.)

Highway 91A, in addition to being known as an extension of the Annacis Highway, is also known as the Queensborough Connector.[1]

The junction of Highways 91 and 91A was converted to an interchange in the late 1990s.

There are recent upgrades to the highway. The interchange with Marine Way was reconstructed as part of a $211-million-dollar project to improve access to Lower Mainland border crossings. There are also median barriers on Highway 91A over the Queensborough Bridge, and the Howes Street intersection was upgraded to a full interchange.[2]

List of exits[edit]

The entirety of the route is in Metro Vancouver.

Location km Mile Destinations Notes
Continues as BC 91 south – Surrey, Delta
Corporation of Delta Cliveden Avenue to Annacis Island Southbound exit only
Annacis Channel bridge[3]
City of Richmond BC 91 – Richmond Southbound exit, northbound entrance only
City of New Westminster Howes Street to Queensborough
Queensborough Bridge over Fraser River
Stewardson Way to New Westminster and the Pattullo Bridge Northbound exit only
6th Avenue east to downtown New Westminster, 20th Street north to Burnaby Northbound exit, southbound entrance only
23rd Street north Northbound exit only, transit vehicles only
Merges with Stewardson Way and continues as Marine Way westbound to Burnaby and Vancouver
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Numbered Routes in British Columbia - Highway 91A". BC Ministry of Transportation. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "$211 million Canada-BC investment at BC lower Mainland crossing". Infrastructure Canada. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Annacis Channel bridge located within the municipality boundaries of Delta, Richmond, and New Westminster.