Suffixed routes of British Columbia Highway 97

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Suffixed routes of Highway 97
Highway 97A
Length: 65 km (40 mi)
South end: BC 97 north of Vernon
Major
junctions:
BC 97B near Grindrod
North end: BC 1 in Sicamous
Highway 97B
Length: 14 km (9 mi)
North end: BC 97A near Grindrod
South end: BC 1 in Salmon Arm
Highway 97C
Length: 224 km (139 mi)
East end: BC 97 north of Peachland
Major
junctions:
BC 5A near Aspen Grove
BC 5 / BC 8 in Merritt
BC 97D near Logan Lake
BC 1 near Ashcroft
North end: BC 1 / BC 97 in Cache Creek
Highway 97D
Length: 24 km (15 mi)
West end: BC 97C west of Logan Lake
East end: BC 5 east of Logan Lake
Location
Districts: Logan Lake, Peachland, Sicamous
Major cities: Armstrong, Enderby, Merritt, Salmon Arm, Vernon
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 97 BC 99

There are four suffixed routes of British Columbia Highway 97:

Highway 97A[edit]

Highway 97A is a 65 km (40 mi) spur route between the cities of Vernon, on Highway 97, and Sicamous,[1] on Highway 1.

Highway 97A's current alignment is not the same as its original route. Originally, when the '97A' designation was first given to the highway in 1953, it went from a junction with Highway 97 at Swan Lake, where it starts today, northeast to Grindrod, and then it followed the modern-day Highway 97B to Salmon Arm, then following the Trans-Canada Highway west to Monte Creek, where Highway 97 merges onto the Trans-Canada. Between 1957 and 1962, Highway 97A had the designation of '97E'. Finally, in 1962, Highway 97A was re-routed onto its present alignment, going north from Swan Lake to Grindrod, and then northeast to Sicamous. Other communities on Highway 97A include Spallumcheen, Armstrong, and Enderby.

Former alignments[edit]

There are two former alignments of Highway 97A within Prince George, connecting the main Highway 97 with Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16). The first was a segment next to the Prince George Airport, which now carries the name "Old Cariboo Highway"; while the other segment was in downtown Prince George, following 1st Avenue west of Victoria Avenue to the Cameron Street Bridge, connecting with Highway 97 north of the Nechako River.

Major intersections[edit]

Regional district Location km[2] mi Destinations Notes
North Okanagan Spallumcheen 0.00 0.00 BC 97 – Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna Swan Lake Interchange
BC 97A southern terminus; through traffic follows BC 97 south
4.87 3.03 Larkin Cross Road, Otter Lake Cross Road Interchange
Armstrong 13.25 8.23 Smith Road Seagull intersection, traffic signals
13.75 8.54 Pleasant Valley Road Southbound exit only
Enderby 26.38 16.39 Granville Avenue, Hubert Avenue – Mabel Lake At grade, traffic signals
26.65 16.56 Mill Avenue At grade, traffic signals
32.52 20.21 BC 97B north – Salmon Arm
Columbia-Shuswap Sicamous 65.49 40.69 BC 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) – Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Calgary BC 97A northern terminus; at grade, traffic signals
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Highway 97B[edit]

Highway 97B was created in 1962, when Highway 97E, now Highway 97A, was re-aligned to southwest of Sicamous. It is a very short 14 km (8.7 mi) spur off the present-day Highway 97A, from Enderby to Salmon Arm.

Major intersections[edit]

Regional district Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
North Okanagan 0.00 0.00 BC 97A – Sicamous, Enderby, Vernon
Columbia-Shuswap Salmon Arm 14.43 8.97 BC 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) – Kamloops, Revelstoke, Calgary At grade, traffic signals
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Highway 97C[edit]

Highway 97D[edit]

Highway 97D, previously known as Meadow Creek Road, is a 24 km (15 mi) stretch of road linking Highway 97C in Logan Lake, British Columbia, Canada to the Coquihalla Highway. Highway 97D is a new route, receiving its designation in 2005.[4] It allows faster access between Logan Lake and Kamloops without the need for motorists to go through Merritt when travelling between the two locations.

Major intersections[edit]

Regional district Location km[5] mi Destinations Notes
Thompson-Nicola Logan Lake 0.00 0.00 BC 97C / Tunkwa Lake Road – Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Merritt Western terminus of BC 97D; through traffic follows BC 97C north
24.33 15.12 YellowheadShield.jpg BC 5 (Coquihalla Highway) – Kamloops, Merritt, Vancouver Walloper Interchange
Eastern terminus of BC 97D; continues as Meadow Creek Road
27.90 17.34 Lac Le Jeune Road – Lac Le Jeune, Kamloops
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wikimapia - Sicamous, BC". wikimapia.org. 
  2. ^ Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 499–502. 
  3. ^ Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. p. 503. 
  4. ^ "Highway 97D Designation Promotes Tourism" (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation. Jan 12, 2005. 
  5. ^ Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 513–514.