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British Columbia Highway 29

Highway 29, known locally as Don Philips Way, is a shortcut route from the John Hart Highway to the Alaska Highway in the Peace River Regional District. It is also the main access to the coal mining community of Tumbler Ridge, as well as the W. A. C. Bennett Dam facility near Hudson's Hope. The highway gained its '29' designation from Chetwynd north to Hudson's Hope in 1967, and then seventeen years later, the road from Chetwynd south to Tumbler Ridge was given the same number.

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Highway 29
Don Phillips Way
Route information
Length236 km[1] (147 mi)
Existed1967–present
Major junctions
South end Hwy 52 in Tumbler Ridge
  Hwy 97 near Chetwynd
North end Hwy 97 north of Fort St. John
Highway system
British Columbia provincial highways
Hwy 28Hwy 30

Route detailsEdit

In Tumbler Ridge, the 237 km (147 mi) long Highway 29 starts at a junction with Highway 52, and travels north northwest for 94 km (58 mi) to its junction with the John Hart Highway at Chetwynd. It follows the John Hart Highway through Chetwynd for 3 km (2 mi) east, then turns northwest for 65 km (40 mi) past Moberly Lake to Hudson's Hope, where a connector road to the W. A. C. Bennett Dam begins. 75 km (47 mi) northeast of Hudson's Hope, Highway 29 finally meets the Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John near Charlie Lake.

Major intersectionsEdit

From south to north. The entire route is in the Peace River Regional District.

Locationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Tumbler Ridge0.000.00  Hwy 52 (Heritage Highway) to Hwy 2 / Hwy 97
93.6258.17  Hwy 97 north (John Hart Highway) – Dawson CreekHwy 29 branches west; east end of Hwy 97 concurrency
Chetwynd96.5459.99  Hwy 97 south (John Hart Highway) – Prince GeorgeHwy 29 branches north; west end of Hwy 97 concurrency
154.3595.91Hudson's Hope Suspension Bridge crosses the Peace River
Hudson's Hope161.74100.50Canyon Drive (Hwy 944:1177) – W.A.C. Bennett DamHwy 29 branches northeast; Hwy 944:1177 is unsigned
236.01146.65  Hwy 97 (Alaska Highway) – Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Dawson CreekHwy 29 northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 345–354, 470. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.