British Columbia Highway 8
|Highway 8 in British Columbia, Canada|
|Merritt - Spences Bridge|
Ministry of Transportation
|Start of the street:||
( 50 ° 7 ′ N , 120 ° 47 ′ W )
|End of street:||
( 50 ° 25 ′ N , 121 ° 22 ′ W )
|Overall length:||69 km|
Course of the road
The Highway 8 in British Columbia provides an east-west link between Highway 1 , the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 5 , the Coquihalla Highway ,. The highway starts in the east in the center of Merritt and ends west at Spences Bridge . The highway has a length of 69 km and runs largely along the Nicola River until it flows into the Thompson River .
Several highways meet in Merritt: Highway 5A and Highway 97C come into the community from the east. Highway 5A turns north in town center and Highway 97C continues west. From this intersection, Highway 8 will be awarded on the route of Highway 97C. The double award takes place over a distance of four kilometers, then Highway 97C turns north, Highway 8 runs west. This fork is between Merritt and Lower Nicola . The highway follows the Nicola River to its confluence with the Thompson River. From there, the highway runs along the east bank of the Thompson River until the highway meets and ends with Highway 1 on the southern edge of Spences Bridge.
- ^ Official Numbered Routes in British Columbia. Government of British Columbia, accessed December 4, 2018 .
- ↑ Landmark Kilometer Inventory (LKI). Government of British Columbia, accessed December 4, 2018 .