British Columbia Highway 9

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Highway 9
Agassiz-Rosedale Highway, Harrison Hot Springs Road, Haig Highway
Highway 9 highlighted in red.
Route information
Length: 15.6 km[1] (9.7 mi)
Existed: 1953 – present
Major junctions
South end: BC 1 near Bridal Falls
  BC 7 in Agassiz
North end: Harrison Hot Springs
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 8 BC 10

Highway 9, the Agassiz-Rosedale Highway, is a north-south route in the eastern part of the Fraser Valley. It acts as the last connection between the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1) and the Lougheed Highway (Highway 7) eastbound before Hope, and is the main access to the resort village of Harrison Hot Springs. The highway first opened in 1953, originally going between Yale Road in Rosedale and Highway 7, with a ferry across the Fraser River. A bridge for Highway 9 across the Fraser opened in 1956. When the section of Highway 1 east of Chilliwack opened in 1961, Highway 9 was extended south to a junction with the new Highway 1 alignment, which replaced Yale Road as the main route between Chilliwack and Hope.

Route details[edit]

Highway 9 is 16 km (10 mi) long. In the south, the Highway starts at an interchange on Highway 1 between Rosedale and the Bridal Falls area. Highway 9 travels north for 2.8 km (1.7 mi) to its 1.9 km (1.2 mi) long bridge over the Fraser River. After crossing the Fraser, Highway 9 travels north for 2.5 km (1.6 mi) to the centre of Agassiz. On the north side of Agassiz, Highway 9 meets Highway 7, and the two highways share a common alignment for 1.6 km (1.0 mi). Highway 9 then travels 6.4 km (4.0 mi) north to terminate at Harrison Hot Springs.

Major intersections[edit]

For south to north. The entire route is in the Fraser Valley Regional District.

Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 BC 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) – Vancouver, Hope Interchange (BC 1 Exit 135); BC 9 southern terminus
0.54 0.34 Yale Road – Chilliwack Roundabout; former BC 1A west
2.81–
4.67
1.75–
2.90
Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge crosses the Fraser River
Kent 5.44 3.38 To BC 7 east (Agassiz Bypass) – Hope BC 9 branches west, then turns north and becomes Park Street
7.17 4.46 Cheam Avenue, Park Street BC 9 branches west onto Cheam Avenue; passes through central Agassiz
7.48 4.65 Evergreen Drive, Cheam Avenue BC 9 branches north onto Evergreen Drive
7.67 4.77 BC 7 east (Lougheed Highway) – Hope BC 9 branches west; east end of BC 7 concurrency
9.26 5.75 BC 7 west (Lougheed Highway) – Mission, Vancouver BC 9 branches north; west end of BC 7 concurrency
Harrison Hot Springs 15.65 9.72 Esplande Road BC 9 northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 209–211. 

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