British Columbia Highway 7

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Highway 7 shield

Highway 7
Lougheed Highway
Broadway
Haney Bypass
Sections in red denotes Highway 7
Route information
Length 150 km (90 mi)
Existed 1941 – present
Major junctions
West end Hwy 99 (Granville Street) in Vancouver
  Hwy 1 (TCH) in Coquitlam
Hwy 7B in Port Coquitlam
Golden Ears Way in Maple Ridge
Hwy 11 in Mission
Hwy 9 in Kent
East end Hwy 1 (TCH) near Hope
Location
Districts Mission, Kent, Hope
Major cities Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

Hwy 6Hwy 7B

Highway 7, known for most of its length as the Lougheed Highway and Broadway, is an alternative route to Highway 1 through the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. Whereas the controlled-access Highway 1 follows the southern bank of the Fraser River, Highway 7 follows the northern bank.

Highway 7 was first commissioned in 1941, and originally went from Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs, following Dewdney Trunk Road between Port Moody and Port Coquitlam. In 1953, Highway 7 was moved to its current alignment between Vancouver and Coquitlam. Its eastern end was moved south from Harrison Hot Springs to Agassiz in 1956, and then east to Ruby Creek in 1968. Since 1973, Highway 7 has travelled to a junction with Highway 1 just north of Hope.

Unlike former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed's name, the name of the highway is pronounced /ˈlhd/ LOH-heed. The highway is named after Nelson Seymour Lougheed, MLA for the Dewdney District and the BC Minister of Public Works (1928–29) who ran a logging company in the area.

Route details[edit]

The Lougheed Highway just east of Brentwood Town Centre SkyTrain station in Burnaby

Highway 7's total length under the jurisdiction of the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation (MOT) is 118 km (93 mi). Highway 7 is signed as far west as Granville Street on Broadway in Vancouver, all the way east through Burnaby into Coquitlam, which is under the jurisdiction of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink). The section under the MOT's jurisdiction begins at the westbound exit with Highway 1 near Schoolhouse Street, with a total length of 2.3 km (1.4 mi). The highway then turns immediately northeast, meets with Highway 1 at the Cape Horn Interchange, and has an exit with United Boulevard. The highway leaves the MOT's jurisdiction 300 m (1000 ft) after the interchange.[1] TransLink again has jurisdiction of Highway 7 from the point east of Ottawa Street to the point east of United Boulevard.[2]

Highway 7 falls under the MOT's jurisdiction again after Ottawa Street, crossing over the Pitt River Bridge into Pitt Meadows. 6 km (4 mi) southeast of the Pitt River bridge, it crosses into Maple Ridge at Maple Meadows Way, and the highway then crosses into Mission another 20 km (12 mi) east. 9 km (6 mi) of Highway 7's entry into Mission, it meets a junction with Highway 11. 8 km (5 mi) east of the Highway 11 junction, Highway 7 leaves Mission over the Hatzic Pump Bridge.

27 km (17 mi) east of the Highway's eastern exit from Mission, Highway 7 enters the Municipality of Kent. 14 km (9 mi) east, it reaches a junction with Highway 9 at Agassiz. 18 km (11 mi) northeast of the Highway 9 junction, it leaves Kent. Another 12 km (7 mi) northeast, Highway 7 finally reaches its eastern terminus at a junction with Highway 1 at Haig, just across the Fraser River from the main part of Hope.

Highway 7 near Harrison Mills

Major intersections[edit]

From west to east:

Regional districtLocationkm[3]miDestinationsNotes
Broadway continues west
Metro VancouverVancouver0.000.00 Granville Street (Hwy 99) – City Centre, Whistler, Airport (YVR), USA BorderWestern Terminus of Hwy 7
0.850.53Oak StreetAlternate route to Hwy 99 south
1.701.06 Cambie Street – Broadway-City Hall, City Centre
2.701.68Main Street – City Centre
2.801.74KingswayFormer Hwy 1A / Hwy 99A
4.402.73Clarke DriveConnects to Knight Street
5.003.11 Commercial Drive – Commercial-Broadway
7.604.72Rupert StreetEastern terminus of Broadway; Hwy 7 becomes Lougheed Highway
↑ / ↓8.505.28Boundary Road
Burnaby10.006.21 Willingdon Avenue – Brentwood Town Centre
11.607.21 Holdom Avenue – Holdom
12.707.89Kensington AvenueGrade separated; eastbound exit and entrance
12.908.02 Sperling Avenue – Sperling-Burnaby LakeProvides access to Winston Avenue and Kensington Avenue
15.009.32 Lake City Way – Lake City Way
16.4010.19 Production Way, Brighton Avenue – Production Way-University
16.9010.50Gaglardi Way – Simon Fraser University
↑ / ↓18.5011.50North Road – New Westminster, Pattullo Bridge
Coquitlam20.3012.61Brunette Avenue – New Westminster, Pattullo BridgeNo right turn from Lougheed Hwy or left turn from Brunette Ave.
23.2014.42 Hwy 1 – Vancouver, Port Mann Bridge, Surrey, Hope
Hwy 7B east (Mary Hill Bypass) – Maple Ridge
Cape Horn Interchange
No access from Hwy 7 east to Hwy 1 west; Hwy 7 turns north
24.5015.22United BoulevardPartially grade-separated; westbound access to Hwy 7B
29.6018.39Barnet Highway
Pinetree Way – Coquitlam City Centre
Hwy 7 branches east; former Hwy 7A west
Port Coquitlam33.1020.57Coast Meridian RoadPartially grade separated
33.8021.00Ottawa Street
East end of TransLink jurisdiction[4]
34.8021.62 Hwy 7B west (Mary Hill Bypass) to Hwy 1 – VancouverInterchange
↑ / ↓35.4022.00Pitt River Bridge crosses the Pitt River
Pitt Meadows36.2822.54Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Kennedy Road
38.8424.13Harris Road
40.5625.20 Golden Ears Way (Hwy 916) to Hwy 1 – Golden Ears Bridge, Langley, SurreyPartially grade separated; Hwy 916 is unsigned
Maple Ridge40.9925.47Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Meadows WayEntrance from Golden Ears Way north
45.2228.10222 Street, Haney Bypass
Lougheed Highway
Hwy 7 follows Haney Bypass
47.7829.69Lougheed Highway
Kanaka Way
Hwy 7 returns to Lougheed Hwy
Fraser ValleyMission69.4643.16 Hwy 11 south to Hwy 1 / Cedar Valley Connector – Abbotsford
70.5143.81West end of one-way road pair
71.2144.25Horne StreetEastbound access to Horne Street Connector
71.3444.33 Glasgow Avenue (Hwy 915:0671) to Hwy 11 south / Murray Street – AbbotsfordHwy 915:0671 is unsigned; connects to Horne Street Connector; no direct eastbound access
72.6445.14East end of one-way road pair
Kent103.9064.56Harrison River Bridge crosses the Harrison River
118.4273.58 Hwy 9 north (Hot Springs Road) / Else Road – Harrison Hot SpringsHwy 7 turns right; west end of Hwy 9 concurrency
120.0174.57 Hwy 9 south (Evergreen Drive) – Agassiz, ChilliwackEast end of Hwy 9 concurrency
121.6175.56 Hwy 915:2752 (Agassiz Bypass) to Hwy 9 south – Chilliwack, VancouverAgassiz Interchange
Hwy 915:2752 is unsigned; westbound exit, eastbound entrance
Hope150.4493.48 Hwy 1 (TCH) to Hwy 3 / Hwy 5 – Princeton, Cache Creek, KamloopsHaig Interchange
Eastern terminus of Hwy 7
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is not from Wikidata
  1. ^ "Coquitlam council asks for better signage after drivers cross Port Mann Bridge by mistake". Vancouver Sun. 
  2. ^ "Official Numbered Routes in British Columbia". B.C. Ministry of Transportation. 
  3. ^ Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 192–200. 
  4. ^ Major Road Network (PDF) (Map). TransLink. May 20, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2017.