The Sea-To-Sky Highway once ranked as one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the Lower Mainland. But after $600 million in improvements there

Highways through Agassiz, Manning Park have highest crash rates in Lower Mainland

Data released on collision frequency on B.C. highways as part of speed limit and safety review

The most dangerous highway near the Lower Mainland in terms of collision frequency is Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton, followed by the Lougheed Highway from Mission to Hope.

The Hope-Princeton through Manning Park has a crash rate of 0.87 collisions per million vehicle kilometres travelled.

That’s nearly twice as high as the crash rate of around 0.45 per million kilometres on Highway 1 from Abbotsford to Hope and on the Sea To Sky Highway from North Vancouver to Whistler.

The crash rate for Highway 7 from Mission to Hope was also higher than the rest of the region at 0.68.

The data was released Friday by the transportation ministry as part of a new provincial review of rural highway speeds and safety. (See below for discussion guide containing numbers for each highway under review.)

Several highways on Vancouver Island – including the Malahat between Victoria and Nanaimo and routes from Victoria to Port Renfrew, Parksville to Tofino, and Duncan to Lake Cowichan – also had crash rates of around .65 or above.

The worst crash rate in B.C. is 2.06 collisions per million kilometres on the Anahim Lake to Bella Coola highway.

The crash rate on the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt is 0.56 compared to 0.40 on Highway 1 through the Fraser Canyon from Hope to Cache Creek.

– Jeff Nagel

 

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