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
Length15.6 km[1] (9.7 mi)
Existed1953–present
Major junctions
South end Hwy 1 (TCH) near Bridal Falls
  Hwy 7 in Agassiz
North endHarrison Hot Springs
Highway system
British Columbia provincial highways
Hwy 8Hwy 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-kilometre-long (1.2 mi) 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]

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

Locationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
0.000.00 Hwy 1 (TCH) (Trans-Canada Highway) – Vancouver, HopeInterchange (Hwy 1 Exit 135); Hwy 9 southern terminus
0.540.34Yale Road – ChilliwackRoundabout; former Hwy 1A west
2.81–
4.67
1.75–
2.90
Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge crosses the Fraser River
Kent5.443.38 Hwy 915:2752 (Agassiz Bypass) to Hwy 7 east – HopeHwy 915:2752 is unsigned
7.674.77 Hwy 7 east (Lougheed Highway) – HopeSouth end of Hwy 7 concurrency
9.265.75 Hwy 7 west (Lougheed Highway) – Mission, VancouverNorth end of Hwy 7 concurrency
Harrison Hot Springs15.659.72Esplande RoadHwy 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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