Kingsway (Edmonton)

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Kingsway is not a neighbourhood in Edmonton, for the neighbourhood surrounding Kingsway Mall see Spruce Avenue, Edmonton.
Kingsway
Kingsway Avenue, 108A Avenue
Maintained by the City of Edmonton
Length 3.2 km (2.0 mi)
Location Edmonton
West end 121 Street / 118 Avenue
Major
junctions
Princess Elizabeth Avenue, 109 Street, 111 Avenue, 101 Street
East end 97 Street
Kingsway (Edmonton) is located in Edmonton
Kingsway (Edmonton)
Kingsway (Edmonton)
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Start/End points of Kingsway

Kingsway, sometimes called Kingsway Avenue, is an arterial road in central Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, that runs on a northwest to southeast path, cutting through the city's normal grid pattern. It skirts just to the south of Edmonton City Centre Airport, and connects to Kingsway Mall and the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Until 1939, the road was called Portage Avenue and represented the northern boundary of development. During the 1939 royal tour of Canada, 70,000 people lined the specially constructed grandstands to see the royal motorcade with King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, and Prime Minister King, the street was renamed in honour of King George VI.[1] In 1951, their daughter, the then Princess Elizabeth, visited Edmonton, prompting the naming of the adjacent Princess Elizabeth Avenue. It starts as 118 Avenue, and turns southeast by 121 Street (where the CN rail line used to be), continues straight to 97 Street and turns east again as it becomes 108A Avenue.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

List of neighbourhoods Kingsway runs through, in order from west to east.[2]

Interchanges and intersections[edit]

This is a list of major intersections, starting at the west end of Kingsway.[2]

Direction Intersecting road Current intersection type Coordinates
Northwest-Southeast 121 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°34′12″N 113°31′48″W / 53.57000°N 113.53000°W / 53.57000; -113.53000 (Kingsway x 121St)
119 Street / Airport Road At-grade (traffic lights) 53°34′6″N 113°31′35″W / 53.56833°N 113.52639°W / 53.56833; -113.52639 (Kingsway x 119St)
Airport Road At-grade (traffic lights) 53°33′56″N 113°31′11″W / 53.56556°N 113.51972°W / 53.56556; -113.51972 (Kingsway x Airport)
Princess Elizabeth Avenue At-grade (traffic lights) 53°33′45″N 113°30′44″W / 53.56250°N 113.51222°W / 53.56250; -113.51222 (Kingsway x Princess)
109 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°33′39″N 113°30′30″W / 53.56083°N 113.50833°W / 53.56083; -113.50833 (Kingsway x 109St)
111 Avenue At-grade (traffic lights and train bells and gates) 53°33′32″N 113°30′14″W / 53.55889°N 113.50389°W / 53.55889; -113.50389 (Kingsway x 111Av)
106 Street At-grade 53°33′30″N 113°30′10″W / 53.55833°N 113.50278°W / 53.55833; -113.50278 (Kingsway x 106St)
101 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°33′16″N 113°29′37″W / 53.55444°N 113.49361°W / 53.55444; -113.49361 (Kingsway x 101St)
97 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°33′17″N 113°29′26″W / 53.55472°N 113.49056°W / 53.55472; -113.49056 (Kingsway x 97St)


References[edit]

  1. ^ Aubrey, Merrily K (2004), Naming Edmonton : from Ada to Zoie, (Edmonton Historical Board. Heritage Sites Committee) University of Alberta Press, p. 181, ISBN 0-88864-423-X 
  2. ^ a b City of Edmonton map utility