Golden Ears Way
Golden Ears Way highlighted in red.
|Length||12.8 km (8.0 mi)|
|Location||Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows|
|West end||BC 15 in Surrey|
|East end||210th Street in Maple Ridge|
|Inauguration||June 16, 2009|
Golden Ears Way is a two-to-six lane road in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia. It connects Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to Langley and Surrey via the Golden Ears Bridge. It is designed to keep traffic movements to and from the Golden Ears Bridge simple and streamlined, and intersections and interchanges have been placed with regards to accessing existing industrial and commercial areas on either side of the river in Port Kells and the Ridge-Meadows area of Maple Ridge, immediately west of Hammond.
The expressway begins at 96th Avenue just west of Highway 15 in Surrey, a major route leading to the U.S. border, and continues eastward, passing through intersections to access the Port Kells Industrial Area. The Golden Ears Way becomes a freeway after the 192nd Street intersection and links 200th Street south to Langley City Centre, before curving northward onto the Golden Ears Bridge. In Maple Ridge, interchanges have been constructed close to commercial areas; a particular focus is the interchange at Highway 7, where most Golden Ears Way traffic is expected to exit the connector. The road past Highway 7 is mostly a two-laned expressway linking to residential and agricultural areas in the north of Maple Ridge, ending at the intersection with 210th Street and continuing beyond as 128th Avenue.
The entirety of this route is in Metro Vancouver.
|Continues west as 96th Avenue to Surrey City Centre|
|City of Surrey||0.0||0.0||BC 15 south (Pacific Highway) – Cloverdale and the U.S. border; north to BC 1 – Vancouver, Hope and BC 17 (South Fraser Perimeter Road) – Delta, Victoria||At-grade|
|1.7||1.1||96th Avenue Connector, South Fraser Perimeter Road Connector||At-grade, SFPR Connector is unopened|
|Township of Langley||5.3||3.3||199A Street to 200th Street to BC 1 and Langley||Southbound exit, northbound entrance from 201st Street|
|Golden Ears Bridge over the Fraser River (toll bridge)|
|City of Pitt Meadows||8.1||5.0||113B Avenue/Airport Way to Pitt Meadows Airport|
|9.1||5.7||Maple Meadows Way to BC 7 east (Lougheed Highway) – Hope||Northbound exit only|
|District of Maple Ridge||9.8||6.1||To BC 7 west (Lougheed Highway) – Coquitlam||At-grade|
|Freeway ends, continues as two-lane arterial|
|Continues east as 128th Avenue|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi