Alberta Highway 15
Route map: Google
Edmonton area with Highway 15 highlighted in red
|Maintained by Alberta Transportation, Edmonton, and Fort Saskatchewan|
|Length:||93.2 km (57.9 mi)|
|West end:||Yellowhead Tr in Edmonton|
|East end:||Hwy 16 (TCH) near Mundare|
|Sturgeon County, Strathcona County, Lamont County|
|Major cities:||Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan|
Alberta Provincial Highway No. 15, commonly referred to as Highway 15 or Manning Drive,[a] is a highway in the Edmonton Region of Alberta, connecting northeast Edmonton to the City of Fort Saskatchewan and communities within Lamont County. It serves as an alternative to Highway 16 that bypasses Elk Island National Park. The highway follows the route of a railway line completed in 1905 by the Canadian Northern Railway. In Edmonton, the most southerly portion of the route is named Fort Road, followed by Manning Drive to the north, a developing freeway.
Highway 15 is designated as a core route of Canada's National Highway System, between Highway 16 and the intersection with Highway 28A within Edmonton and is part of the Edmonton-Fort McMurray corridor.
The highway begins at the intersection of 50 Street and Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail) in Edmonton. It proceeds north along 50 Street to Manning Drive, where it diverts northeast before passing over Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216). Before leaving Edmonton, Highway 15 continues northeast past the southern terminus of Highway 28A. Within Sturgeon County, it intersects with the eastern terminus of Highway 37 and then turns southeast to cross the North Saskatchewan River and intersect with the northern terminus of Highway 21 in the City of Fort Saskatchewan. From this junction, Highway 15 travels northeast again and then east, intersecting with Highway 45 and Highway 29. It then turns southeast and passes through the towns of Lamont and Mundare. At the outskirts of Mundare, it begins a 2.1 km (1.3 mi) concurrency with Highway 855 before ending at Highway 16.
|Length:||14.4 km (8.9 mi)|
Manning Drive is still under development, with the majority of its intersections at-grade, it retains its arterial road status. It was named after Alberta Premier Ernest Manning (1943–1968) in 1972.
It has formed as a highway to the historic Fort Road, which was a major route connecting Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. Fort Road has since been destroyed in places to make room for development, and the drive was renamed from Manning Freeway, however some old signs still remain.
Starting from the west end of Highway 15:
|Continues as 50 Street south|
|City of Edmonton||0||0.0||Yellowhead Trail (Hwy 16; Exit 394) – Lloydminster, Jasper||Interchange
Hwy 15 begins and travels north.
Manning Drive (to Fort Road)
|Hwy 15 branches northeast
|6||3.7||Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216; Exit 46)||Interchange
|14||8.7||Hwy 28A north (17 Street NE) – Gibbons, Fort McMurray|
|Sturgeon County||||19||12||Hwy 37 west to Hwy 825 – Namao, Onoway||Traffic signals
Hwy 15 turns southeast
|↑ / ↓||||21||13||Crosses the North Saskatchewan River —|
|City of Fort Saskatchewan||21.5||13.4||99 Avenue||Interchange|
|22||14|| Hwy 21 south – Sherwood Park, Camrose
Hwy 15 branches northeast
|Strathcona County||||35||22||Hwy 830 south – Josephburg||Hwy 830 concurrency begins
Concurrency turns east
|||42||26||Hwy 830 north – Hwy 38||Hwy 830 concurrency ends
|Lamont County||||45||28||Hwy 45 north – Bruderheim, Two Hills|
|||51||32||Hwy 29 east – Hairy Hill, St. Paul||Hwy 15 turns southeast
|Lamont||53||33||Hwy 831 south – Elk Island National Park||Hwy 831 concurrency begins
|55||34||Hwy 831 north (48 Street) – Waskatenau||Hwy 831 concurrency ends
|Chipman||65||40||Hwy 834 south – Tofield|
|Hilliard||78||48||Range Road 165|
|Mundare||90||56||Hwy 855 north (Sawchuck Street) – Andrew||Hwy 15 branches south
Hwy 855 concurrency begins
|||92||57|| Hwy 16 – Vegreville, Lloydminster, Edmonton
Hwy 855 south – Ryley, Holden
|Hwy 15 ends
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Starting from the south end of Manning Drive. The entire route is in Edmonton.
|Continues as Fort Road south|
|0.0||0.0||137 Avenue||Split intersection (traffic signals)
Fort Road splits into parallel one-way streets south of the intersection.
|0.5||0.31||50 Street (Hwy 15 south)|| Hwy 15 designation begins
Split intersection (traffic signals)
|0.65||0.40||Clareview Station Drive||Northbound right-in/right-out
|0.8||0.50||142 Avenue – Clareview LRT Station||Split intersection (traffic signals)
|1.1||0.68||Miller Boulevard / 144 Avenue||Split intersection (traffic signals)
|2.1||1.3||153 Avenue||Parallel one-way streets ends.
At-grade (traffic signals)
|2.7||1.7||158 Avenue||Partial seagull intersection (traffic signals)
No southbound entrance
|3.0||1.9||160 Avenue||Seagull intersection
|3.4||2.1||167 Avenue||At-grade (traffic signals)
|4.5||2.8||Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216; Exit 46)||Cloverstack interchange
|7.6||4.7||18 Street NW (to 195 Avenue)||At-grade
|9.9||6.2||Meridian (1) Street N||At-grade
|12.3||7.6|| Hwy 28A north (17 Street NE)
(to 227 Avenue & Fort Road)
|14.4||8.9||33 Street NE (Range Road 233)||At-grade
Edmonton city limits
|Continues as Hwy 15 east towards Fort Saskatchewan|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Manning Drive refers only to a section of the highway entirely within Edmonton.