Whitemud Drive

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Whitemud Drive is located in Edmonton
Whitemud Drive
Whitemud Drive
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Start and end points of Whitemud Drive
Whitemud Drive
Maintained by City of Edmonton & Alberta Transportation
Length 28.0 km (17.4 mi)
Location Edmonton
West end City limits (231 Street)
Major
junctions
Anthony Henday Drive, 170 Street, Fox Drive, Terwillegar Drive, Calgary Trail/Gateway Boulevard, 75 Street, 50 Street
East end City limits (Anthony Henday Drive)

Whitemud Drive is the main east-west freeway in southern Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is one of few roads in Edmonton that has controlled access and limited at-grade intersections with traffic signals. It currently functions as a freeway between Anthony Henday Drive in the west and Anthony Henday Drive in the east. Its portion from 170 Street and 75 Street forms part of Edmonton's inner ring road.

Route description[edit]

Whitemud Drive begins in the west at an unsignalized intersection with 231 Street at Edmonton's boundary with Parkland County, and ends in the east at an interchange with the eastern leg of Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) at Edmonton's boundary with Strathcona County. The road is preceded by the western segment of Highway 628 from Stony Plain, and succeeded by an eastern segment of Highway 628 to Highway 21. It is signed as Highway 2 between the west leg of Anthony Henday Drive and Calgary Trail/Gateway Boulevard, and Highway 14 between Calgary Trail/Gateway Boulevard and the east leg of Anthony Henday Drive.

Over its course, Whitemud Drive passes at-grade signalized intersections at Winterburn Road (215 Street) and Lewis Estates Boulevard/Guardian Road in the west before passing under the western leg of Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216), which is accessed through a partially signalized interchange.

Continuing eastward, access is provided through interchanges at 178 Street, 170 Street, 159 Street, 149 Street (limited access), Fox Drive, 53 Avenue, Terwillegar Drive, 119/122 Street, 111 Street, Calgary Trail/Gateway Boulevard (Highway 2), 99 Street, 91 Street, 66/75 Street, 50 Street, 34 Street, 17 Street and the eastern leg of Anthony Henday Drive. Along this portion, Whitemud Drive crosses the North Saskatchewan River on the Quesnell Bridge before Fox Drive, Whitemud Creek (its namesake) before 119/121 Street, Mill Creek before 50 Street, and Fulton Creek after 17 Street. It also passes under a Canadian Pacific rail line before 99 Street and over a Canadian National rail line after 17 Street.

The most recent at-grade intersection to be upgraded to an interchange is 17 Street. The overpass has two lanes open in each direction. Construction is ongoing, with upgrades to 17 Street under the overpass being scheduled for completion in 2012, as well as a third lane for both directions of Whitemud Drive.[1] As a result, Whitemud Drive now has no traffic signals between the western and eastern junctions with Anthony Henday Drive.

Future[edit]

The Whitemud extension (Highway 628) through Strathcona County will be divided all the way to Highway 21.

Interchanges and intersections[edit]

Whitemud Drive currently has 20 interchanges, 3 underpasses and 2 overpasses, giving it freeway status (red) for the 24.6 kilometres (15.3 mi) from Anthony Henday Drive on the west side to Anthony Henday Drive on the east side.[1][2][3]

Whitemud Drive Exit list
Continues as Highway 628 to Stony Plain
Enters the City of Edmonton at the 231 Street west right of way
19.1km 231 Street / Range Road 261At-grade 53°30′44″N 113°42′48″W / 53.51222°N 113.71333°W / 53.51222; -113.71333 (Whitemud km 19)
20.7km Winterburn Road (215 Street)Currently at-grade (traffic lights), Partial cloverleaf interchange planned 53°30′44″N 113°41′19″W / 53.51222°N 113.68861°W / 53.51222; -113.68861 (Whitemud km 20)
21.4km Lewis Estates Boulevard / Guardian RoadCurrently at-grade (traffic lights), Diamond interchange planned 53°30′44″N 113°40′39″W / 53.51222°N 113.67750°W / 53.51222; -113.67750 (Whitemud km 21)
22.7km Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216)Currently partial cloverleaf interchange, Clover-stack interchange planned 53°30′44″N 113°39′33″W / 53.51222°N 113.65917°W / 53.51222; -113.65917 (Whitemud km 22)
Splits into collector/express setup
24.6km 178 StreetDiamond interchange 53°30′44″N 113°37′48″W / 53.51222°N 113.63000°W / 53.51222; -113.63000 (Whitemud km 24)
To/from 170 Street
25.6km 170 StreetCurrently divided diamond interchange, room for three-level diamond interchange 53°30′43″N 113°36′55″W / 53.51194°N 113.61528°W / 53.51194; -113.61528 (Whitemud km 25)
Eastbound collector-express remains to 159 Street
26.8km 159 Street (to 149 Street from Eastbound Whitemud via 87 Avenue)Diamond interchange 53°30′43″N 113°35′48″W / 53.51194°N 113.59667°W / 53.51194; -113.59667 (Whitemud km 26)
27.2km 156 StreetUnderpass 53°30′43″N 113°35′25″W / 53.51194°N 113.59028°W / 53.51194; -113.59028 (Whitemud km 27)
28.0km 149 StreetDirectional T interchange (no eastbound exit) 53°30′44″N 113°34′45″W / 53.51222°N 113.57917°W / 53.51222; -113.57917 (Whitemud km 28)
29.2km Quesnell Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River 53°30′23″N 113°34′0″W / 53.50639°N 113.56667°W / 53.50639; -113.56667 (Whitemud km 29.2)
29.3km Fort Edmonton Park RoadOverpass 53°30′18″N 113°33′59″W / 53.50500°N 113.56639°W / 53.50500; -113.56639 (Whitemud km 29.3)
29.5km Fox Drive (to Fort Edmonton Park)Directional T interchange 53°30′13″N 113°34′0″W / 53.50361°N 113.56667°W / 53.50361; -113.56667 (Whitemud km 29.5)
31.1km 53 AvenueDiamond interchange 53°29′25″N 113°34′19″W / 53.49028°N 113.57194°W / 53.49028; -113.57194 (Whitemud km 31)
32.0km Terwillegar DriveDirectional T interchange (southbound exits from left lanes, no direct access to and from 53 Avenue) 53°28′57″N 113°34′12″W / 53.48250°N 113.57000°W / 53.48250; -113.57000 (Whitemud km 32)
33.0km Whitemud Creek (in Whitemud Park) 53°28′57″N 113°33′16″W / 53.48250°N 113.55444°W / 53.48250; -113.55444 (Whitemud km 33.0)
33.1km Rainbow Valley Drive (to Snow Valley Ski Club)Overpass 53°28′57″N 113°33′13″W / 53.48250°N 113.55361°W / 53.48250; -113.55361 (Whitemud km 33.1)
33.9km 119 / 122 StreetDiamond interchange 53°28′59″N 113°32′28″W / 53.48306°N 113.54111°W / 53.48306; -113.54111 (Whitemud km 33.9)
Splits into collector/express setup
35.5km 111 StreetDivided north & south, with LRT through centre 53°28′58″N 113°31′1″W / 53.48278°N 113.51694°W / 53.48278; -113.51694 (Whitemud km 35)
To/from 111 Street; westbound collector to 108A Street (to Southgate Centre)
36.4km 106 Street(Northside collector two-way from 108A to 106 Street) 53°28′52″N 113°30′15″W / 53.48111°N 113.50417°W / 53.48111; -113.50417 (Whitemud km 36)
To/from Calgary Trail & Gateway Boulevard; eastbound collector to 105 Street
37.0km Calgary Trail (104 Street), Highway 2)(Southbound one-way) 53°28′49″N 113°29′43″W / 53.48028°N 113.49528°W / 53.48028; -113.49528 (Whitemud km 37.0)
To Calgary Trail from eastbound Whitemud; from Calgary Trail to westbound Whitemud
37.2km Gateway Boulevard(Northbound one-way) 53°28′49″N 113°29′31″W / 53.48028°N 113.49194°W / 53.48028; -113.49194 (Whitemud km 37.2)
37.3km CPR tracks 53°28′49″N 113°29′26″W / 53.48028°N 113.49056°W / 53.48028; -113.49056 (Whitemud km 37.3)
37.6km 99 Street 53°28′49″N 113°29′10″W / 53.48028°N 113.48611°W / 53.48028; -113.48611 (Whitemud km 37.6)
Collector/express setup ends
38.1km 97 Street (access via 51 Avenue)Underpass 53°28′51″N 113°28′45″W / 53.48083°N 113.47917°W / 53.48083; -113.47917 (Whitemud km 38.1)
38.9km 91 StreetDiamond interchange 53°28′58″N 113°28′0″W / 53.48278°N 113.46667°W / 53.48278; -113.46667 (Whitemud km 38.9)
39.8km 86 / 76 Street (access via 51 Avenue / Roper Road)Underpass 53°29′05″N 113°27′11″W / 53.48472°N 113.45306°W / 53.48472; -113.45306 (Whitemud km 39)
40.5km 75 / 66 StreetDiamond interchange 53°29′06″N 113°26′33″W / 53.48500°N 113.44250°W / 53.48500; -113.44250 (Whitemud km 40)
42.2km 50 StreetDiamond interchange 53°29′14″N 113°25′05″W / 53.48722°N 113.41806°W / 53.48722; -113.41806 (Whitemud km 42)
43.8km 34 StreetDiamond interchange 53°29′14″N 113°23′37″W / 53.48722°N 113.39361°W / 53.48722; -113.39361 (Whitemud km 43)
45.6km 17 StreetDiamond interchange 53°28′55″N 113°22′07″W / 53.48194°N 113.36861°W / 53.48194; -113.36861 (Whitemud km 45)
Leaves the City of Edmonton at the Meridian (1) Street east right of way (west end of Henday ramps)
47.3km Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216)Cloverleaf interchange 53°28′58″N 113°20′33″W / 53.48278°N 113.34250°W / 53.48278; -113.34250 (Whitemud km 47)
Continues as Highway 628 to Highway 21


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Whitemud Drive–17 Street Interchange". City of Edmonton. November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  2. ^ Google Maps Edmonton
  3. ^ City of Edmonton map utility