British Columbia Highway 3B

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Highway 3B
Route information
Length: 68 km[1] (42 mi)
Existed: 1967 – present
Major junctions
West end: BC 3 near Nancy Greene Lake
  BC 22 south in Rossland
BC 22 north in Trail
BC 22A in Trail
East end: BC 3 near Meadows
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 3A BC 4

Highway 3B, opened in 1967, is an alternate loop to the Crowsnest Highway between Nancy Greene Lake and an area called Meadows, just west of Erie on the Crowsnest. Originally, Highway 3B went between Nancy Greene Lake to Trail, where the Crowsnest picked up the route to the Meadows area. Highway 3 was re-routed off the present-day Highway 3B alignment east of Trail in 1979.

Route details[edit]

Highway 3B's western terminus is at the Crowsnest Highway near Nancy Greene Lake. The route travels 45 km (28 mi) southeast to the village of Rossland, where Highway 22 merges onto Highway 3B. The two highways share the route for the next 10 km (6 mi) east to Trail, where Highway 22 diverges north, with Highway 22A following Highway 3B east for 7 km (4 mi) to its departure just west of the village of Montrose for the Waneta border crossing. Highway 3B proceeds northeast for 23 km (14 mi), through the villages of Montrose and Fruitvale, to the location of Meadows, where it again meets up with the Crowsnest.

Major intersections[edit]

Regional district Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Kootenay Boundary Nancy Greene
Provincial Park
0.00 0.00 BC 3 (Crowsnest Highway) – Grand Forks, Castlegar, Nelson BC 3B western terminus
Rossland 28.03 17.42 BC 22 south to SR 25 – USA border, Spokane BC 3B branches east; west end of BC 22 concurrency
Trail 37.80 23.49 BC 22 north – Castlegar East end of BC 22 concurrency
38.57 23.97 Victoria Street Bridge crosses the Columbia River
45.11 28.03 BC 22A south – Airport, USA border
Central Kootenay 68.34 42.46 BC 3 (Crowsnest Highway) – Castlegar, Salmo, Cranbrook BC 3B eastern terminus; through traffic follows BC 3 east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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  1. ^ a b Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 127–130.