Alberta Highway 13

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Highway 13
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation, the City of Wetaskiwin, and the City of Camrose
Length: 366 km (227 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Alder Flats
 

Hwy 22 near Alder Flats
Hwy 20 near Winfield
Hwy 2 near Wetaskiwin
Hwy 2A in Wetaskiwin
Hwy 21 near Camrose
Hwy 26 in Camrose
Hwy 56 near Camrose
Hwy 36 in Killam

Hwy 41 near Czar
East end: Saskatchewan border near Hayter
continues east as Hwy 14
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Wetaskiwin No. 10 County, Camrose County, Flagstaff County, Provost No. 52 M.D.
Major cities: Wetaskiwin, Camrose
Towns: Daysland, Killam, Sedgewick, Hardisty, Provost
Villages: Bittern Lake, Bawlf, Lougheed, Amisk, Hughenden
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 12 Hwy 14

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 13[1] is an east–west highway through central Alberta. It spans from Alder Flats, 7 km west of Highway 22, to the Alberta-Saskatchewan border.[2] East of the City of Wetaskiwin, it generally parallels a Canadian Pacific rail line.

Route description[edit]

From the west, Highway 13 starts at Alder Flats and then intersects Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail). It continues east, passing south of Buck Lake and Winfield before crossing Highway 20. The highway then passes south of Battle Lake, the headwaters of the Battle River, and then south of Pigeon Lake, passing through the hamlets of Westerose and Falun prior to intersecting Highway 2 (Queen Elizabeth II Highway), approximately 51 km (32 mi) south of Edmonton.[3][4]

East of Highway 2, Highway 13 enters the City of Wetaskiwin as 40 Avenue and then turns north along Highway 2A (56 Street). At the north side of Wetaskiwin, the highway turns east and passes north of Gwynne and through Bittern Lake. After crossing Highway 21, it enters the City of Camrose as 48 Avenue.[3]

East of Camrose, Highway 13 generally travels in a southeast direction, passing by Ohaton, Bawlf, Daysland and Strome before intersecting with Highway 36 (Veterans Memorial Highway) in Killam. The highway continues southeast passing by Sedgewick, Lougheed, Hardisty, Amisk and Hughenden before intersecting with Highway 41 (Buffalo Trail) north of Czar. The highway travels by Metiskow, through Provost, and by Hayter. Upon entering Saskatchewan, Highway 13 continues as Highway 14 to Saskatoon.[3][4]

History[edit]

The section of Highway 13 west of Wetaskiwin used to be designated as Highway 19 but was renumbered sometime in the 1960s.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

From west to east:[6]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[4] mi Destinations Notes
County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 Alder Flats 0 0 Western terminus of Hwy 13
7 4.3 Hwy 22 – Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House
Buck Lake 15 9 Balsam Road / Maywood Road
21 13 Hwy 761 north
Winfield 39 24 Urban Approach Road 175 north
40 25 Hwy 20 – Breton, Rimbey, Sylvan Lake
59 37 Crosses Battle River
64 40 Hwy 771 – Pigeon Lake Provincial Park
Westerose 70 43 Hwy 13A east – Ma-Me-O Beach
75 47 Hwy 13A west – Ma-Me-O Beach
Falun 82 51 Hwy 795 – Calmar
92 57 Hwy 2 (Exit 482) – Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary Grade Separated
City of Wetaskiwin 109 68 Hwy 2A south (56 Street) – Maskwacis, Ponoka, Red Deer
Hwy 613 east (40 Avenue)
Hwy 13 turns north
South end of Hwy 2A concurrency.
113 70 Hwy 2A north – Millet, Leduc, Edmonton Hwy 13 turns east.
North end of Hwy 2A concurrency.
114 71 Hwy 814 north / 47 Street south – Beaumont
County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 125 78 Hwy 822
Gwynne 126 78 Urban Approach Road 189 south
Camrose County Bittern Lake 136 85 James Street
143 89 Hwy 21 – Three Hills, Sherwood Park, Edmonton Roundabout
City of Camrose 150 90 Hwy 13A east (68 Street)
152 94 Hwy 833 north (51 Street) – Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
154 96 Hwy 26 east – Viking
156 97 Hwy 13A west (Camrose Drive)
Camrose County 161 100 Hwy 56 south – Stettler, Drumheller
Hwy 834 north – Tofield
Ohaton 165 103 Range Road 192
Bawlf 180 110 Hwy 854 – Ryley, Rosalind
Flagstaff County Daysland 194 121 Hwy 855 north – Holden West end of Hwy 855 concurrency.
196 122 Hwy 855 south – Heisler, Big Knife Provincial Park East end of Hwy 855 concurrency.
Strome 209 130 Hwy 856 south – Forestburg
Killam 224 139 Hwy 36 – Viking, Castor, Hanna
Sedgewick 196 122 Hwy 869 north
Lougheed 246 153 Hwy 870 north – Kinsella
258 160 Hwy 872 south – Coronation
264 164 Hwy 881 north – Hardisty, Irma
266 165 Crosses Battle River
M.D. of Provost No. 52 Amisk 284 176 Hwy 884 south – Veteran
Hughenden 294 183 Hwy 603 west / Urban Approach Road 86 east
305 190 Hwy 41 – Czar, Consort, Wainwright
320 200 Urban Approach Road 87 south – Metiskow
333 207 Urban Approach Road 108 south – Cadogan
Provost 348 216 Hwy 899 north – Ribstone
Hwy 600 west – Cadogan
West end of Hwy 899 concurrency.
349 217 Hwy 899 south – Bodo, Altario East end of Hwy 899 concurrency.
Hayter 358 222 road
366 227 AlbertaSaskatchewan border
Continues as Hwy 14 east – Macklin, Unity, Biggar, Saskatoon

Highway 13A[edit]

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 13A[1] is the designation of the following two current and one former alternate routes of Highway 13.

Ma-Me-O Beach[edit]

Highway 13A
Location: Ma-Me-O Beach
Length: 7.4 km (4.6 mi)

From 2.0 km (1.2 mi) east of Westerose to 5.6 km (3.5 mi) west of Falun, the first segment of Highway 13A travels 7.4 km (4.6 mi) through Pigeon Lake Indian Reserve 138A. It provides access to the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach on the southern shore of Pigeon Lake. This segment, which runs north of Highway 13, formed the original Highway 13 alignment prior to it being realigned to bypass the Indian reserve and summer village to the south in the 2000s.

Camrose[edit]

Highway 13A
(68 Street, Camrose Drive)
Location: Camrose
Length: 8.2 km (5.1 mi)

The second segment of Highway 13A is a southern bypass of Camrose and is 8 km (5.0 mi) in length. Commissioned in 1989,[7] the route follows 68 Street south from Highway 13 (48 Avenue) for 2.4 km (1.5 mi) and then turns east and becoming Camrose Drive, reconnecting with Highway 13 on the eastern ends of Camrose. Highway 13A serves as the main dangerous goods route through Camrose, as dangerous good are prohibited on Highway 13 (48 Avenue) through the centre of the city, and is maintained by the City of Camrose.[8]

Wetaskiwin[edit]

Highway 13A
(40 Avenue, 47 Street)
Location: Wetaskiwin
Length: 4.8 km (3.0 mi)

Highway 13A is a former alternate route of Highway 13 through Wetaskiwin. From the present Highway 13 (west) / Highway 2A intersection, Highway 13A used to proceed east along 40 Avenue for 1.6 km (0.99 mi), then turned north and followed 47 Street for 3.2 km (2.0 mi) and reconnected with Highway 13 at the present-day Highway 13 / Highway 814 intersection.[9] The route was decommissioned in mid-1980s.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 3 
  2. ^ "2015 Provincial Highways 1 - 216 Series Progress Chart" (pdf). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  3. ^ a b c Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (2016 ed.). Alberta Culture and Tourism. § J–5, J–6, J–7, K–7, K–8. 
  4. ^ a b c "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (1963 ed.). Government of the Province of Alberta.
  6. ^ Alberta Road Atlas (2005 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. pp. 63, 64, 65, 66, and 67.
  7. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (1989 ed.). Alberta Culture and Tourism. § Camrose. 
  8. ^ "City of Camrose Map". City of Camrose. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (1982 ed.). Alberta Culture and Tourism. § Westaskiwin. 
  10. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (1988 ed.). Alberta Culture and Tourism. § Westaskiwin. 

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