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B.C. boosts highway speeds 0

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Speed limits will increase on some B.C. highways. (FILE PHOTO)

Speed limits will increase on some B.C. highways. (FILE PHOTO)

Highway speeds have been increased to 120km/h in some areas of B.C. as part of a government review where 9,100 kilometres of rural highway were assessed.

Portions of Highway 97C, Highway 5 and Highway 19 have been boosted to 120 km/h, while some other portions of those highways, and others such as Highway 1 and Highway 99, are also getting speeds boosted by 10 km/h in some areas.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said it’s piloting “variable speed zones” on sections of the Trans Canada, Coquihalla and Sea-to-Sky.

“Safety on our highways is our number-one priority and is the foundation for every decision that has resulted from this review,” said Minister Todd Stone in a statement.



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