Alberta Highway 56

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Highway 56
Route information
Length: 247 km (153 mi)
Major junctions
North end: Hwy 13 / Hwy 834 southeast of Camrose
  Hwy 53 west of Donalda
Hwy 12 in Stettler
Hwy 9 / Hwy 27 east of Morrin
Hwy 10 at Rosedale
South end: Hwy 1 (TCH) near Bassano
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Wheatland County, Starland County, Stettler No. 6 County, Camrose County
Towns: Stettler, Drumheller
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 55 Hwy 58

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 56[1] is a north-south highway in central Alberta, Canada. It begins 9 km (5.6 mi) southeast of the City of Camrose at its intersection with Highway 13 and Highway 834. It continues through Stettler and Drumheller before ending at its intersection with Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) west of Bassano.

Intersection of Highway 56 and Highway 10

History[edit]

In the early 1990s, there was talk of extending Highway 56 from the Highway 1 to the US border. This was due in large part to then Alberta Premier Don Getty, who at the time was also the MLA for Stettler. All talk of this endeavor stopped once Getty retired from politics and was succeeded as Premier by Ralph Klein.

Major intersections[edit]

Highway 56 runs in a north-south direction for 247 kilometres (153 mi), with a few west to eastward jogs.

Municipality km Description Coordinates
Wheatland County 0 Starts at Trans-Canada Highway at Crowfoot, west of Bassano 50°50′03″N 112°39′31″W / 50.83421°N 112.65870°W / 50.83421; -112.65870 (Trans-Canada Highway)
20 Highway 561 branches east
Highway 561 concurrency begins
51°00′32″N 112°39′22″W / 51.00879°N 112.65600°W / 51.00879; -112.65600 (Highway 561)
23 Highway 561 branches west near Hussar
Highway 561 concurrency ends
51°02′16″N 112°39′06″W / 51.03767°N 112.65179°W / 51.03767; -112.65179 (Highway 561)
40 Intersects Highway 564 51°11′00″N 112°37′59″W / 51.18337°N 112.63299°W / 51.18337; -112.63299 (Highway 564)
53 Intersects Highway 569 in Dalum 51°17′59″N 112°37′50″W / 51.29963°N 112.63046°W / 51.29963; -112.63046 (Highway 569)
Town of Drumheller 65 Turns northwest onto Highway 10 east of Rosedale
Highway 10 concurrency begins
51°24′31″N 112°37′03″W / 51.40851°N 112.61759°W / 51.40851; -112.61759 (Highway 10)
74 Turns north onto Highway 9 near downtown Drumheller
Highway 10 concurrency ends
Highway 9 concurrency begins
51°27′47″N 112°42′39″W / 51.46302°N 112.71071°W / 51.46302; -112.71071
Starland County 96 Highway 27 branches west towards Morrin
Highway 9 branches east towards Delia
Highway 56 concurrency ends
51°38′56″N 112°43′17″W / 51.64892°N 112.72149°W / 51.64892; -112.72149 (Highway 27)
118 Highway 585 branches west toward Rumsey 51°51′10″N 112°43′18″W / 51.85264°N 112.72153°W / 51.85264; -112.72153 (Highway 585)
County of Stettler No. 6 131 Highway 589 branches east 51°58′07″N 112°43′09″W / 51.96872°N 112.71930°W / 51.96872; -112.71930 (Highway 589)
138 Highway 590 branches west towards Big Valley 52°01′35″N 112°43′09″W / 52.02644°N 112.71925°W / 52.02644; -112.71925 (Highway 590)
157 Highway 594 branches west 52°12′04″N 112°43′09″W / 52.20115°N 112.71925°W / 52.20115; -112.71925 (Highway 594)
Town of Stettler 171 Intersects Highway 12 in Stettler
Highway 12 concurrency begins
52°19′24″N 112°43′09″W / 52.32341°N 112.71903°W / 52.32341; -112.71903 (Stettler west)
172 Highway 56 branches north in Stettler
Highway 12 concurrency ends
52°19′17″N 112°42′18″W / 52.321261°N 112.70488°W / 52.321261; -112.70488 (Stettler east)
County of Stettler No. 6 182 Intersects Highway 601 52°24′18″N 112°41′30″W / 52.40491°N 112.69175°W / 52.40491; -112.69175 (Highway 601)
Camrose County 201 Intersects Highway 53 between Bashaw and Donalda 52°34′47″N 112°41′30″W / 52.57967°N 112.69179°W / 52.57967; -112.69179 (Highway 53)
213 Passes Meeting Creek 52°40′41″N 112°42′57″W / 52.67817°N 112.71594°W / 52.67817; -112.71594 (Meeting Creek)
225 Highway 609 branches west toward Edberg
Highway 609 concurrency begins
52°47′05″N 112°42′48″W / 52.78463°N 112.71342°W / 52.78463; -112.71342 (Highway 609)
226 Bridge over Battle River 52°47′16″N 112°42′47″W / 52.78785°N 112.71303°W / 52.78785; -112.71303 (Battle River)
228 Highway 609 branches east toward Rosalind
Highway 609 concurrency ends
52°48′49″N 112°42′47″W / 52.81351°N 112.71303°W / 52.81351; -112.71303 (Highway 609)
247 Ends at Highways 13 and 834 52°58′50″N 112°42′48″W / 52.98067°N 112.71320°W / 52.98067; -112.71320 (Highway 13)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 9 

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