British Columbia Highway 91A

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Highway 91A
Queensborough Connector
Highway 91A highlighted in red.
Route information
Length3.4 km[1] (2.1 mi)
Existed1990–present
Major junctions
South end Hwy 91 in Richmond
North endMarine Way/Stewardson Way in New Westminster and Burnaby
Location
Major citiesNew Westminster, Richmond
Highway system
British Columbia provincial highways
Hwy 91Hwy 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.[2]

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.[3]

Exit list[edit]

The entirety of the route is in Metro Vancouver.

Locationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Richmond0.000.00 Hwy 91 – Richmond, Vancouver, Delta, Surrey
New Westminster1.991.24Howes StreetServes Queensborough
2.73–
3.39
1.70–
2.11
Queensborough Bridge over North Arm Fraser River
3.392.11Stewardson Way, Marine Way – Burnaby
6th Avenue to 20th StreetNorthbound exit only; no access from Stewardson Way / Marine Way
23rd Street northNorthbound exit only, transit vehicles only
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. p. 403.
  2. ^ "Official Numbered Routes in British Columbia - Highway 91A". BC Ministry of Transportation. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
  3. ^ "$211 million Canada-BC investment at BC lower Mainland crossing". Infrastructure Canada. 30 December 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 8 September 2009.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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