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New 120 KM Speed Limit in BC

speed-limits-signThe speed limit on 35 different highways in B.C. will increase with some to 120 kilometers per hour starting today. Ministry statistics show the number of serious crashes on provincial highways has decreased 28% since 2003 due to a combination of improved vehicle technology, driver education and police enforcement. http://bit.ly/1qzFGEH

New legislation will permit enforcing slower vehicles to remain in the right hand lane.

The government will also be testing two active wildlife detection systems on Highway 3 between Cranbrook and Sparwood in an effort to reduce collisions with wildlife.

 Fraser Valley and Fraser Canyon:

Highway 1 Whatcom Road (Exit 95) to junction with Highway 3 (74 km)

■New speed limit: 110 (in effect today)

■Previous speed limit: 100

 Highway 1 East of Lake of the Woods Rest Area to Boston Bar (55 km)

■Current speed limit: 80, 90

■New speed limit: 100

 Highway 1 Boston Bar to Falls Creek (24 km)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100

 Highway 7 Vehicle pullout west of Haig Scale, Agassiz to Highway 1 junction, Hope (5 km)

■Current speed limit: 90, 100

■New speed limit: 100

 

Sea to Sky:

Highway 99 Eagle Ridge Interchange, Horseshoe Bay to south of the Stawamus River Bridge near Squamish (35 km)

■Current speed limit: 80

■New speed limit: 90

 Highway 99 North of Depot Road, Squamish to Function Junction, Whistler (45 km)

■Current speed limit: 80, 90

■New speed limit: 100

 Highway 99 South of Whistler Heliport Road to Pemberton Boundary (21 km)

■Current speed limit: 80

■New speed limit:90

 Highway 99 East of Lillooet near the Pavilion Lime Plant to the Highway 97 junction (22 km)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100

 

Vancouver Island:

 Highway 1 Three 80 km/h sections between Bench Road, Cowichan Bay and Beck Road, north of the Nanaimo Airport (totalling 10 km)

■Current speed limit: 80, 90

■New speed limit: 90

Highway 19 Parksville to south of Willis Road, Campbell River (114 km)

■Current speed limit: 110

■New speed limit: 120

 Highway 19 Duncan Bay Road to Menzies Road, Campbell River (4 km)

■Current speed limit: 80

■New speed limit: 90

 Highway 19 Campbell River to Sullivan Road, Sayward (44 km)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100

 Highway 19 North of Campbell Way, Port McNeill to Douglas Street, Port Hardy (35 km)

■Current speed limit: 80, 90

■New speed limit: 100

 

Southern Interior:

 Highway 1 Six Mile Rest Area near Tobiano to Savona (12 km)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100

 Highway 1 Chase to Hilltop Road, East of Sorrento (25 km, excluding 60 km/h section through Sorrento)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100

Highway 1 Canoe (near Salmon Arm) to Highway 23 South, Revelstoke (58 km, excluding 60 km/h section through Sicamous)

■Current speed limit: 90, 100

■New speed limit: 100

 Highway 1 Highway 23 North, Revelstoke to Anderson Road, Golden (101 km excluding parks)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100

Highway 3 Start of Highway 3 (Exit 170) to junction with Highway 5 Coquihalla (7 km)

■Current speed limit: 100

■New speed limit: 110

Highway 3 Sunshine Valley to Manning Park East Boundary (33 km)

■Current speed limit: 80, 90

■New speed limit: 100

Highway 3 Sunday Summit to Whipsaw Creek, west of Princeton (22 km)

■Current speed limit: 80

■New speed limit: 90

 Highway 5 Hope (Exit 177) to Othello Road (4 km)

■Previous speed limit: 100

■New speed limit: 110 (in effect today)

Highway 5 Othello Road, near Hope to Highway 1 junction, near Kamloops (200 km)

■Previous speed limit: 110

■New speed limit: 120 (in effect today)

Highway 5 Heffley to Little Fort (67 km, excluding 60 km/h section through Barriere)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100

Highway 5A Old Hedley Road, north of Princeton to Highway 97C junction (36 km, excluding 70 km/h section through Aspen Grove)

■Current speed limit: 80

■New speed limit: 90

Highway 6 New Denver to Purdy Road, north of Hills (15 km, excluding 70 km/h section through Hills)

■Current speed limit: 80

■New speed limit: 90

 Highway 6 Purdy Road, Hills to Upper Brouse Road, Nakusp (22 km)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100

 Highway 33 South of Gallagher Road to McCulloch Road (32 km)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100

Highway 33 North of Highway 3 junction, Rock Creek to Westbridge (12 km)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100

 Highway 97 North of Willow Drive, 70 Mile House to BCR Overpass, 100 Mile House (37 km)

■Current speed limit: 100

■New speed limit: 110

Highway 97 Gatzke Road, north of Oyama to College Way, south of Vernon (16 km)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100 – Pending completion of engineering assessment to determine if median barriers are required before implementation of the new speed limit.

 Highway 97 Highway 97A junction near Swan Lake to Westside Road (6 km)

■Current speed limit: 80

■New speed limit: 90

 Highway 97A north of Smith Drive, Armstrong to Highway 97B junction, Enderby (18 km excluding 50 km/h section through Enderby)

■Current speed limit: 90

■New speed limit: 100

Highway 97A Highway 97B junction, near Grindrod to Sicamous (33 km, excluding 50 km/h section through Grindrod)

■Current speed limit: 80

■New speed limit: 90

 Highway 97C Merritt to Aspen Grove (22 km)

■Current speed limit: 100

■New speed limit: 110

Highway 97C Aspen Grove to Drought Hill Interchange, Peachland (78 km)

■Previous speed limit:110

■New speed limit:120 (in effect today)

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