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flipper316 Jul 15, 2022 8:33 AM

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/t...ects-highway-8

dmuzika Jul 17, 2022 5:52 AM

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Originally Posted by flipper316 (Post 9674624)

The article made me think that BC in general lacks a numbered secondary highway system. Obviously, its topography makes it difficult to always have a reasonable alternative route, but an area like the Okanagan valley shouldn't be completely reliant on a single highway. While upgrading a forestry road to a handle general traffic is a good start, it makes me think that something more comprehensive.

To be clear I'm not proposing a bunch of new expressways, more-so secondary highways that could serve a passable alternatives if Hwy 97 were closed do to natural events such as a floods, fires, or landslides, as well as traffic accidents. Here's my idea:
  • Hwy 501 - West Kelowna-Spallumcheen via Westside Road
  • Hwy 502 - Lake County-Carr's Landing-Vernon via Okanagan Centre Road/Carr's Landing Road/Commonage Road; possible continuation into Kelowna via Glenmore Road
  • Hwy 503 - Kelowna-Narmata-Penticton via new road between Kelowna & Naramata plus Narmata Road

The secondary highway system could be applied to other areas of the province as well. For numbers, I just picked a random 3di series that's unused, but if it was province wide it would probably be numbered based on it's location of within the province. Thoughts?

Tvisforme Jul 17, 2022 6:13 AM

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Originally Posted by dmuzika (Post 9678242)
The article made me think that BC in general lacks a numbered secondary highway system. Obviously, its topography makes it difficult to always have a reasonable alternative route, but an area like the Okanagan valley shouldn't be completely reliant on a single highway. While upgrading a forestry road to a handle general traffic is a good start, it makes me think that something more comprehensive.

To be clear I'm not proposing a bunch of new expressways, more-so secondary highways that could serve a passable alternatives if Hwy 97 were closed do to natural events such as a floods, fires, or landslides, as well as traffic accidents. Here's my idea:
  • Hwy 501 - West Kelowna-Spallumcheen via Westside Road
  • Hwy 502 - Lake County-Carr's Landing-Vernon via Okanagan Centre Road/Carr's Landing Road/Commonage Road; possible continuation into Kelowna via Glenmore Road
  • Hwy 503 - Kelowna-Narmata-Penticton via new road between Kelowna & Naramata plus Narmata Road

The secondary highway system could be applied to other areas of the province as well. For numbers, I just picked a random 3di series that's unused, but if it was province wide it would probably be numbered based on it's location of the province. Thoughts?

While alternative routes would be a good idea, I'd personally prefer that the current X/XA/XB numbering system be maintained. 97A on the Westside Road would be more indicative of an alternative to 97 than 501, plus you avoid potential confusion with two different systems (XA and 50X).

DoubleK Aug 31, 2022 3:46 PM

Has anyone been through Kicking Horse Pass lately? How's the construction coming?

I'm heading that way on Friday.

craner Aug 31, 2022 10:11 PM

^Bobert posted a great photo of the Big Horn Bridge and Lynx Viaduct in the Canada section - check it out.
Safe travels on Friday.

DKaz Aug 31, 2022 11:20 PM

I just drove through Monday. The first viaduct on the west end of the project area is open and construction is progressing nicely on all the others.


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