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BC Highway 8 (Nicola Highway) Photographs: Merritt to Spences Bridge


BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #5 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign on Hwy 5A & Hwy 97C at the end of Coldwater Road in Merritt. This sign provides directions to the nearby junctions of Hwy 8 & Hwy 5. Curiously, there is no mention of Hwy 97C on this sign, and it is implied that Hwy 5A only travels south from Merritt. In fact, Hwy 5A also extends northerly from Merritt to Kamloops. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 5A & Hwy 97C in Downtown Merritt. Note the Hwy 8 Junction sign at left. At the traffic signals, the overlapped route of Hwy 5A & Hwy 97C comes to an end, as Hwy 5A turns right and continues north from Merritt towards Kamloops. Hwy 97C continues straight ahead concurrently with Hwy 8, which begins at this intersection. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #9 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Overhead guide signs at the Hwy 5A, Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C Junction in Downtown Merritt. The city centre lies immediately south of this highway junction via Voght Street. The route of Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C continue straight ahead as an overlapped route for about 5 km, where they part ways. Hwy 8 continues west to Spences Bridge while Hwy 97C turns north towards Logan Lake and Cache Creek. Hwy 5A turns right onto Voght Street and heads north towards Kamloops. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A full junction assembly stands on northbound Voght Street in Downtown Merritt. Voght Street continues straight ahead towards Kamloops as Hwy 5A North. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #12 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Nearly hidden by trees, another full junction assembly stands on southbound Voght Street (Hwy 5A) in Downtown Merritt. At the junction, Hwy 5A turns left and heads southeast towards Princeton concurrently with Hwy 97C. At right, the route of Hwy 8 begins and heads west towards Spences Bridge concurrently with Hwy 97C. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the eastern terminus of Hwy 8 at Voght Street (Hwy 5A North) in Downtown Merritt. Hwy 97C continues straight ahead towards Kelowna concurrently with Hwy 5A South. Ultimately, Hwy 5A turns off of Hwy 97C towards Princeton at a highway junction located about 27 km southeast of Merritt. At one time, the Okanagan Connector between Merritt and Peachland was envisioned to become an eastern extension of Hwy 8, but ultimately, the highway was designated as Hwy 97C. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #13 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #14 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C Junction on Voght Street (Hwy 5A) facing south. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Distance guide sign on westbound Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C departing from Merritt. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #15 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #18 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign on westbound Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C indicating the upcoming Hwy 97C turn-off to Logan Lake. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Dual Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C route markers west of Merritt. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #17 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #16 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance guide sign on eastbound Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C near Merritt indicating the highway distances to major centres. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A second distance guide sign indicates the highway distances to Princeton via Hwy 5A and Kelowna via Hwy 97C. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #19 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #20 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction sign assembly approaching the Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C Junction west of Merritt. The cardinal directions of Hwy 97C change at this highway junction. From this junction easterly to Peachland, Hwy 97C is signed as an east-west highway. From this point northerly to Cache Creek, Hwy 97C is signed as a north-south highway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An older angled guide sign for the upcoming Hwy 97C Junction on westbound Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C west of Merritt. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #21 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #22 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west towards the Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C Junction west of Merritt. A second junction sign assembly was placed in advance of this highway junction. After travelling on the same roadway for about 115 km from Peachland, the sudden departure of Hwy 97C onto a different roadway likely catches many westbound motorists by surprise. It is little wonder that the highway junction is so well-signed heading westbound. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction sign assembly at the Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C Junction west of Merritt. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #23 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #24 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 8 towards the Hwy 97C Junction near Merritt. Hwy 8 & Hwy 97C East begin their overlapped route here and continue straight ahead towards Merritt, while the turn-off to Hwy 97C North to Ashcroft and Logan Lake lies to the left. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An older angled guide sign for the upcoming Hwy 97C Junction on eastbound Hwy 8. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #25 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #26 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 8 towards Spences Bridge from the Hwy 97C Junction. Hwy 8 ends 60 km ahead at the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) in Spences Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 97C at the Hwy 8 Junction west of Merritt. At this junction, Hwy 97C turns left and heads east towards Merritt concurrently with Hwy 8. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #27 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #28 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Destination guide sign on southbound Hwy 97C approaching the Hwy 8 Junction west of Merritt. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 97C towards Logan Lake from the Hwy 8 Junction west of Merritt. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #29 - © Cameron Bevers             BRITISH COLUMBIA HWY 97C #30 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Hwy 97C route marker approaching the Hwy 8 Junction between Merritt and Logan Lake. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Green junction guide sign on southbound Hwy 97C marking the upcoming Hwy 8 Junction near Merritt. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 31, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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