King George Boulevard

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King George Boulevard
Former name(s)King George Highway
Part of Hwy 1A / Hwy 99A (former)
Maintained byTransLink
Length26 km[1] (16 mi)
LocationSurrey
South end8th Avenue
Major
junctions
Hwy 99
Hwy 10
Fraser Highway
North endPattullo Bridge

King George Boulevard is a major thoroughfare in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The 26 km (16 mi) route begins in the north at the south end of the Pattullo Bridge crossing of the Fraser River, connecting Surrey with New Westminster; and runs generally southeast to connect with Highway 99, 3 km north of the Peace Arch Border Crossing with the United States.

King George Blvd, looking south from 72nd Ave. in Newton Town Centre

The corridor was a major portion of Highway 99A, which continued northwest over the Pattullo Bridge, joining with Highway 99 in downtown Vancouver. Highway 99A was decommissioned in 2006.

Opened in 1940, the route was originally named King George Highway in honour of the royal visit of King George VI the previous year. The name was changed to King George Boulevard in 2009 "to project an image of a modern, safe, walkable and livable City Centre community",[2] given that portions of the corridor have had a reputation for being dangerous and having a high incidence of criminal activity.

King George Boulevard is a major arterial road, with most sections having four lanes. It includes two adjacent SkyTrain stations: Scott Road Station and King George Station (located just north of the Fraser Highway).

Route[edit]

King George Boulevard wooden bridge over Nicomekl River in South Surrey

King George Boulevard begins at the south end of the Pattullo Bridge and runs through the Bridgeview neighbourhood of north Surrey, on the south bank of the Fraser River. It runs east and then south through the populous town centres of Whalley and Newton before heading through the more suburban and rural Panorama Ridge neighbourhood. Crossing over Highway 99 with ramps to Northbound Richmond Vancouver and Southbound to Seattle., the route assumes a south-eastward orientation, running adjacent to the larger highway and through the more urban south Surrey neighbourhood of Sunnyside, before emerging onto Highway 99 southbound at 8th Ave.

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Google (December 28, 2016). "King George Blvd in Greater Vancouver" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Corporate Report No: R207 (PDF) (Report). City of Surrey. November 16, 2009.