Alberta Highway 13

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Highway 13
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Highway 13 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation, the City of Wetaskiwin, and the City of Camrose
Length 366.0 km[1] (227.4 mi)
Major junctions
West end Range Road 74 near Alder Flats
 
East end Hwy 14 near Hayter at the Saskatchewan border
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 12Hwy 14

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 13, commonly referred to as Highway 13, is an east–west highway through central Alberta. It spans from Alder Flats, 7 km (4 mi) west of Highway 22, to the Alberta-Saskatchewan border.[2] Highway 13 is about 366 kilometres (227 mi) long.[1] East of the City of Wetaskiwin, it generally parallels a Canadian Pacific rail line.

Route description[edit]

From the west, Highway 13 begins at Alder Flats before intersecting Highway 22.[3] It continues east, passing south of Buck Lake and Winfield before crossing Highway 20.[1] 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.[4][1]

East of Highway 2, Highway 13 enters Wetaskiwin as 40 Avenue and turns north along Highway 2A (56 Street). At the north side of Wetaskiwin, it turns east and passes north of Gwynne through Bittern Lake. After crossing Highway 21, it enters Camrose as 48 Avenue.[4]

East of Camrose, Highway 13 travels generally southeast, passing by Ohaton, Bawlf, Daysland and Strome prior to an intersection with Highway 36 (Veterans Memorial Highway) in Killam. The highway continues southeast passing by Sedgewick, Lougheed, Hardisty, Amisk and Hughenden, crossing Highway 41 north of Czar. The road travels by Metiskow, through Provost, and by Hayter. Upon entering Saskatchewan, Highway 13 continues as Saskatchewan Highway 14 to Saskatoon.[4][1]

History[edit]

The section of Highway 13 from Wetaskiwin to Winfield was originally designated as Highway 19, but was renumbered in the late 1960s.[5][6] Highway 13 was extended further west to Alder Flats in c. 1979 when Highway 612 was renumbered, coinciding with the commissioning of Highway 22 north of Cremona.[7][8]

Major intersections[edit]

From west to east:[9]

Rural/specialized municipalityLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
County of Wetaskiwin No. 10Alder Flats0.00.0Range Road 74 / Township Road 460Western terminus
6.54.0 Hwy 22 – Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House
11.37.0Range Road 63 – Buck Lake
20.612.8 Hwy 761 north
Winfield39.124.3UAR 175 north
39.924.8 Hwy 20 – Breton, Rimbey, Sylvan Lake
59.336.8Crosses Battle River
63.739.6 Hwy 771 – Pigeon Lake Provincial Park
Westerose69.743.3 Hwy 13A east – Ma-Me-O Beach
74.646.4 Hwy 13A west – Ma-Me-O Beach
Falun82.051.0 Hwy 795 – Calmar
92.357.4 Hwy 2 – Edmonton, Red Deer, CalgaryInterchange; exit 295 on Hwy 2
City of Wetaskiwin109.568.0 56 Street (Hwy 2A south) – Ponoka, Red Deer
40 Avenue (Hwy 613 east)
Hwy 13 branches north;
west end of Hwy 2A concurrency;
former Hwy 13A east
112.770.0 Hwy 2A north – Leduc, EdmontonHwy 13 branches east;
east end of Hwy 2A concurrency
114.371.0 Hwy 814 north / 47 Street – BeaumontFormer Hwy 13A west
County of Wetaskiwin No. 10124.977.6 Hwy 822
Gwynne126.078.3UAR 189 south
Camrose CountyBittern Lake136.084.5James Street
143.489.1 Hwy 21 – Edmonton, Three HillsRoundabout
City of Camrose149.893.1 68 Street (Hwy 13A east)
151.894.3 51 Street (Hwy 833 north) – Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
153.795.5 Hwy 26 east – Viking
155.996.9 Hwy 13A west (Camrose Drive)
Camrose County160.899.9 Hwy 56 south – Stettler
Hwy 834 north – Tofield
Ohaton164.4102.2Range Road 192
Bawlf180.3112.0 Hwy 854 – Ryley, Rosalind
Flagstaff CountyDaysland194.5120.9 Hwy 855 north – HoldenWest end of Hwy 855 concurrency
196.2121.9 Hwy 855 south – Heisler, Big Knife Provincial ParkEast end of Hwy 855 concurrency
Strome209.0129.9 Hwy 856 south – Forestburg
Killam223.7139.0 Hwy 36 – Viking, Castor, Hanna
Sedgewick234.3145.6 Hwy 869 north
Lougheed246.5153.2 Hwy 870 north – Kinsella
257.7160.1 Hwy 872 south – Coronation
Hardisty263.6163.8 Hwy 881 north – Irma
265.6165.0Crosses Battle River
M.D. of Provost No. 52Amisk284.4176.7 Hwy 884 south – Veteran
Hughenden294.1182.7 Hwy 603 west / UAR 86 east
305.1189.6 Hwy 41 – Czar, Consort, Wainwright
320.4199.1UAR 87 south – Metiskow
332.9206.9Range Road 41 – CadoganFormer UAR 108 south
Provost348.0216.2 Hwy 899 north – Ribstone
Hwy 600 west – Cadogan
West end of Hwy 899 concurrency
349.6217.2 Hwy 899 south – BodoEast end of Hwy 899 concurrency
Hayter358.6222.8Range Road 14A
366.0227.4AlbertaSaskatchewan border
Continues as Hwy 14 east – Macklin, Saskatoon
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Highway 13A[edit]

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

Ma-Me-O Beach
Highway 13A in Ma-Me-O Beach

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
Highway 13A in Camrose

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,[10] 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.[1] 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.[11]

Wetaskiwin

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.[12] The route was decommissioned in mid-1980s.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Google (December 1, 2016). "Highway 13 in central Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "2015 Provincial Highways 1 - 216 Series Progress Chart" (pdf). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  3. ^ "2016 Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 12, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (2016 ed.). Alberta Culture and Tourism. § J–5, J–6, J–7, K–7, K–8.
  5. ^ Travel Alberta (1967). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). The Province of Alberta.
  6. ^ Travel Alberta (1970). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). The Province of Alberta.
  7. ^ Travel Alberta (1978–79). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). The Province of Alberta. § J-5.
  8. ^ Travel Alberta (1980). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). The Province of Alberta. § J-5.
  9. ^ Alberta Road Atlas (2005 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. pp. 63, 64, 65, 66, and 67.
  10. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (1989 ed.). Alberta Culture and Tourism. § Camrose.
  11. ^ "City of Camrose Map". City of Camrose. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  12. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (1982 ed.). Alberta Culture and Tourism. § Westaskiwin.
  13. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (1988 ed.). Alberta Culture and Tourism. § Westaskiwin.

External links[edit]

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