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Highway 11
Abbotsford-Mission Highway
Sumas Way
Highway 11 highlighted in red.
Route information
Length17 km[1] (11 mi)
Existed1958–present
Major junctions
South end SR 9 at the Canada–US border
  Hwy 1 (TCH) in Abbotsford
North end Hwy 7 in Mission
Location
Major citiesAbbotsford, Mission
Highway system
British Columbia provincial highways
Hwy 10 Hwy 12

Highway 11, known locally as the Abbotsford-Mission Highway, is a 17 km (11 mi) long at-grade expressway (With the southernmost part of the highway two lanes) that figuratively cuts the Fraser Valley in half. The highway was first given the '11' designation in 1958, and it originally followed South Fraser Way through Abbotsford, being re-routed onto the four-lane Sumas Way in the mid-1980s. Highway 11 originally entered Mission over the same bridge that carries a spur of the Canadian Pacific Railway across the Fraser River, but it was re-routed onto its own bridge, the Mission Bridge, in 1973.

Route details

In the south, Highway 11 begins at the Huntingdon Canada–US border crossing, where it connects with Washington State Route 9. The highway goes north for 3.4 km (2.1 mi) to its junction with Highway 1. North of Highway 1, the route travels 3.7 km (2.3 mi) north, passing through two interchanges, before arriving at an intersection with Gladys Road. Highway 11 is facing west at this point, so it turns right onto its own dedicated route. Highway 11 from this point proceeds north for 10 km (6 mi). It passes through the community of Matsqui and an interchange into Matsqui's centre, then crosses the Fraser River over the Mission Bridge into Mission, where it terminates at its junction with Highway 7.

Major intersections

For south to north. The entire route is in the Fraser Valley Regional District.

Locationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Abbotsford0.000.00 SR 9 south – Sumas, BellinghamContinues into Washington
Canada – United States border at Sumas-Huntingdon Border Crossing
3.442.14 Hwy 1 (TCH) – Vancouver, HopeInterchange (Hwy 1 Exit 92); traffic signals along Hwy 11
4.302.67South Fraser Way – Abbotsford City Centre
4.993.10Old Yale RoadInterchange; no southbound exit
6.093.78Old Clayburn RoadInterchange; Hwy 11 turns west
7.124.42Gladys Avenue – Abbotsford City CentreHwy 11 branches north
13.768.55Riverside StreetInterchange; southbound exit, northbound entrance
↑ / ↓14.39–
15.53
8.94–
9.65
Mission Bridge over the Fraser River
Mission15.739.77 Hwy 915:0670 (Horne Street Connector) to Hwy 7 east – Mission City Centre, AgassizInterchange; southbound exit via London Avenue exit; Hwy 915:0670 is unsigned
16.5210.27London Avenue – Industrial ParkInterchange
17.1110.63 Hwy 7 (Lougheed Highway) – Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs
Cedar Valley Connector to Cedar Street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 212–214. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-03-11. Retrieved 2017-03-21.

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