Glover Road

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Glover Road
Glover Road
Length 11 km[1] (7 mi)
North end Fraser River
South end Fraser Highway

Glover Road is a primary road in Langley, British Columbia which runs North-South from the Fraser River in Fort Langley to the Fraser Highway travelling over British Columbia Highway 1 and through the community of Milner, British Columbia. The road is 11 km (7 mi) in length and mostly two lanes wide with some divided four lane sections. It is notable as the primary road in and to the village of Fort Langley and as being concurrent for some of its length with British Columbia Highway 10 (from Springbrook Road to the Langley Bypass). The Glover Road Underpass is a six-span, two-lane structure permitting access across Trans-Canada Highway. The underpass received an overheight-warning system, the second in the province, following damage from three collisions in three years.[2]

History[edit]

Glover Road was constructed along the former Smuggler's Trail which ran from Fort Langley to what was then known as Langley Prairie and is now the location of the City of Langley.[3]

The City's Coat of Arms symbolizes the historic crossroads of Glover Road, Old Yale Road and the horizontal British Columbia Electric Railway. The blue star of Innes in the centre of the crossroads reflects the original name of this crossroads - "Innes Corners", after the prominent pioneer and landowner, Adam Innes.[4][5]

Today, Glover Road parallels to a great extent the Southern Railway of British Columbia. Until 2009, its northern terminus was at the Albion Ferry on McMillan Island when the ferry ceased operating. Trinity Western University's main campus and the Fort Langley Railroad Museum are located on Glover Road. The Fort Langley portion provides access to a variety of shops, antique stores and galleries, many of which are housed in heritage buildings.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Inc. "Glover Road". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Glover+Road,+Langley,+BC,+Canada&hl=en&sll=49.697394,-125.26886&sspn=0.390843,0.623474&oq=glover+road&t=h&hnear=Glover+Rd,+Langley,+British+Columbia,+Canada&z=13. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "Warning for trucks installed at overpass". The Province. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Maps Showing the Langley Property Owners Fortlangley.ca". fortlangley.ca. 
  4. ^ "History of Langley". City of Langley. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "About Langley - Coat of Arms". City of Langley. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Fort Langley". BritishColumbia.com. Retrieved 13 June 2013.