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570 kms of BC Highways to face speed reductions
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570 kms of BC Highways to face speed reductions

Drivers on some BC highways are going to need to dial the speed back just a touch.

In the interest of safety, the provincial government has decided to roll back speed limits on 570 kms of highways.

15 stretches of highway will be effected by the reductions following a review of more than 13 hundred kms of roads.

Most of the effected highways had previously seen their speed limits increased as part of the 2014 Rural Safety and Speed Review.

After reviewing the data, it was determined that the 15 segments had seen a spike in speed related incidents since the increase.

All of the effected roads will see reductions of 10 km/h with Highway 97 and Highway 1 seeing the most impact.

You can find a full list of all effected highways below:

  • Highway 1: Cowichan Bay to Nanaimo – 90 km/h to 80 km/h

  • Highway 1: Whatcom Road to Hope – 110 km/h to 100 km/h

  • Highway 1: Boston Bar to Jackass Mountain – 100 km/h to 90 km/h

  • Highway 1: Tobiano to Savona – 100 km/h to 90 km/h

  • Highway 1: Chase to Sorrento – 100 km/h to 90 km/h

  • Highway 3: Sunday Summit to Princeton – 90 km/h to 80 km/h

  • Highway 7: Agassiz to Hope – 100 km/h to 90 km/h

  • Highway 19: Parksville to Campbell River – 120 km/h to 110 km/h

  • Highway 19: Bloedel to Sayward – 100 km/h to 90 km/h

  • Highway 97A: Grindrod to Sicamous – 90 km/h to 80 km/h

  • Highway 97C: Merritt to Aspen Grove – 110 km/h to 100 km/h

  • Highway 97C: Aspen Grove to Peachland – 120 km/h to 110 km/h

  • Highway 99: Horseshoe Bay to Squamish – 90 km/h to 80 km/h

  • Highway 99: Squamish to Whistler – 100 km/h to 90 km/h

  • Highway 99: Whistler to Pemberton – 90 km/h to 80 km/h

The following 16 corridors showed no reduction in safety, and speed limits will remain the same:

  • Highway 1: Salmon Arm to Revelstoke – 100 km/h

  • Highway 1: Revelstoke to Golden – 100 km/h

  • Highway 3: Hope to Coquihalla – 110 km/h

  • Highway 3: Sunshine Valley to Manning Park East Boundary – 100 km/h

  • Highway 5: Hope to Kamloops – 120 km/h

  • Highway 5: Heffley to Little Fort – 100 km/h

  • Highway 6: New Denver to Hills – 90 km/h

  • Highway 6: Summit Lake to Nakusp – 100 km/h

  • Highway 19: Campbell River to Bloedel – 90 km/h

  • Highway 19: Port McNeill to Port Hardy – 100 km/h

  • Highway 33: McCulloch Road to Black Mountain – 100 km/h

  • Highway 33: Rock Creek to Westbridge – 100 km/h

  • Highway 97: Cache Creek to 100 Mile House – 110 km/h

  • Highway 97: Swan Lake to Monte Creek – 90 km/h

  • Highway 97A: Armstrong to Enderby – 100 km/h

  • Highway 99: Lillooet to Cache Creek – 100 km/h

 

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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