Alberta Highway 16A

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Highway 16A
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Segments of Highway 16A in Alberta
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation
Evansburg – Entwistle segment
Length: 13.6 km[1] (8.5 mi)
West end: Hwy 16 east of Wildwood
Major
junctions:
Hwy 22 west of Evansburg
East end: Hwy 16 / Hwy 22 in Entwistle
Parkland Highway
Length: 34.2 km[2] (21.3 mi)
West end: Hwy 16 west of Stony Plain
Major
junctions:
Hwy 60 at Acheson
East end: Hwy 216 in Edmonton
Vegreville segment
Length: 9.5 km[3] (5.9 mi)
West end: Hwy 16 west of Vegreville
East end: Hwy 16 east of Vegreville
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Yellowhead County, Parkland County, County of Minburn No. 27
Major cities: Edmonton, Spruce Grove
Towns: Stony Plain, Vegreville
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 16 Hwy 17

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 16A, commonly referred to as Highway 16A, is the designation of three alternate routes off Alberta Highway 16 (the Yellowhead highway) in Alberta, Canada. The EvansburgEntwistle section is called 16A:08 by Alberta Transportation, while 16A:24 runs through Vegreville. The section west of Edmonton is labelled 16A:14 and 16A:16 on Alberta Transportation maps, but is better known as Parkland Highway and Stony Plain Road.

Evansburg – Entwistle[edit]

Highway 16A:08 parallels Highway 16 to the north, intersecting Highway 22, and passing through Evansburg, the Pembina River Provincial Park, and Entwistle.

Major intersections[edit]

Starting from the west end of Highway 16A:[4]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Yellowhead County 0.0 0.0 Hwy 16 (TCH) – Edson, Jasper 53°36′10″N 115°8′44″W / 53.60278°N 115.14556°W / 53.60278; -115.14556 (16A:08 km 00.0)
2.7 1.7 Hwy 22 – Mayerthorpe 53°36′16″N 115°6′26″W / 53.60444°N 115.10722°W / 53.60444; -115.10722 (16A:08 km 02.7)
Evansburg 8.5 5.3 UAR 115 south (Range Road 75) 53°36′7″N 115°1′20″W / 53.60194°N 115.02222°W / 53.60194; -115.02222 (16A:08 km 08.5)
8.7 5.4 50 Street 53°36′7″N 115°1′9″W / 53.60194°N 115.01917°W / 53.60194; -115.01917 (16A:08 km 08.7)
↑ / ↓ 9.5 5.9 Crosses the Pembina River53°35′59″N 115°0′15″W / 53.59972°N 115.00417°W / 53.59972; -115.00417 (16A:08 km 09.5)
Parkland County 9.5–
10.5
5.9–
6.5
Passes through Pembina River Provincial Park
Entwistle 13.0 8.1 50 Avenue 53°35′38″N 114°59′34″W / 53.59389°N 114.99278°W / 53.59389; -114.99278 (16A:08 km 13.0)
13.6 8.5 Hwy 16 (TCH) – Edmonton
Hwy 22 south – Drayton Valley
Interchange; Hwy 16 exit 289
53°35′22″N 114°59′19″W / 53.58944°N 114.98861°W / 53.58944; -114.98861 (16A:08 km 13.6)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Parkland Highway[edit]

Alberta Highway 16A.svgParkland Highway.svg

Parkland Highway

Length: 30.5 km (19.0 mi)
West end: Hwy 16 near Stony Plain
East end: 231 Street, Edmonton

Running for 35 km (22 mi), the Parkland Highway (Highway 16A) runs parallel to Highway 16, located 3.2 km (2.0 mi) to the north. The highway starts west of Stony Plain, Alberta near the hamlet of Carvel. Parkland Highway goes through the bedroom communities of Stony Plain, where it is a central thoroughfare, and Spruce Grove where it is the southern boundary. At Acheson it intersects with Highway 60. Highway 16A enters Edmonton along Stony Plain Road, splits into one-way streets where eastbound traffic follows 100 Avenue, before ending at Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216).

Highway 16A and the Parkland Highway were established in 1997 when the Highway 16 designation was moved to Highway 16X,[5] a bypass route that became Yellowhead Trail in Edmonton.

Major intersections[edit]

All exits are unnumbered.

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[2] mi Destinations Notes
Parkland County 0.0 0.0 Hwy 16 (TCH) – Hwy 43, Jasper Interchange (Hwy 16 exit 344); eastbound entrance, westbound exit
53°34′10″N 114°9′34″W / 53.56944°N 114.15944°W / 53.56944; -114.15944 (16A km 00.0)
5.4 3.4 Parkland Drive (Township Road 530) – Spring Lake Former Hwy 29
53°32′30″N 114°5′26″W / 53.54167°N 114.09056°W / 53.54167; -114.09056 (16A km 05.4)
Town of Stony Plain 10.9 6.8 50 Street Eastbound right-in/right-out
53°32′28″N 114°0′30″W / 53.54111°N 114.00833°W / 53.54111; -114.00833 (16A km 10.9)
11.3 7.0 Hwy 779 (48 Street) Partial cloverleaf interchange
Fifth Meridian, 114° Longitude
53°32′29″N 114°0′7″W / 53.54139°N 114.00194°W / 53.54139; -114.00194 (16A km 11.3)
12.8 8.0 South Park Drive / North Park Drive Traffic signals
53°32′28″N 113°58′44″W / 53.54111°N 113.97889°W / 53.54111; -113.97889 (16A km 12.8)
14.1 8.8 Boundary Road Traffic signals
53°32′28″N 113°57′33″W / 53.54111°N 113.95917°W / 53.54111; -113.95917 (16A km 14.1)
City of Spruce Grove 15.7 9.8 Jennifer Heil Way / Campsite Road Traffic signals
53°32′29″N 113°56′4″W / 53.54139°N 113.93444°W / 53.54139; -113.93444 (16A km 15.7)
16.5 10.3 Nelson Drive / Westgrove Drive Traffic signals
53°32′28″N 113°55′21″W / 53.54111°N 113.92250°W / 53.54111; -113.92250 (16A km 16.5)
17.3 10.7 Calahoo Road / Golden Spike Road Traffic signals
53°32′28″N 113°54′36″W / 53.54111°N 113.91000°W / 53.54111; -113.91000 (16A km 17.3)
18.0 11.2 King Street – City Centre Traffic signals
53°32′29″N 113°54′00″W / 53.54139°N 113.90000°W / 53.54139; -113.90000 (16A km 18.0)
19.0 11.8 Century Road Traffic signals
53°32′29″N 113°53′7″W / 53.54139°N 113.88528°W / 53.54139; -113.88528 (16A km 19.0)
Parkland County Acheson 25.7 16.0 Range Road 264 Right-in/right-out
53°32′29″N 113°47′14″W / 53.54139°N 113.78722°W / 53.54139; -113.78722 (16A km 25.7)
27.3 17.0 Hwy 60 (Devonian Way) – Devon Partial cloverleaf interchange
53°32′29″N 113°45′46″W / 53.54139°N 113.76278°W / 53.54139; -113.76278 (16A km 27.3)
City of Edmonton 30.5 19.0 231 Street, Range Road 261 Edmonton city limits
53°32′29″N 113°42′49″W / 53.54139°N 113.71361°W / 53.54139; -113.71361 (16A km 30.5)
32.2 20.0 Winterburn Road (215 Street) Partial cloverleaf interchange
53°32′28″N 113°41′19″W / 53.54111°N 113.68861°W / 53.54111; -113.68861 (16A km 32.2)
33.4 20.8 One-way transition
34.2 21.3 Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216) / Hwy 2 Cloverstack interchange (Hwy 216 exit 21); Hwy 2 is unsigned; Hwy 16A ends
53°32′28″N 113°39′32″W / 53.54111°N 113.65889°W / 53.54111; -113.65889 (16A km 34.2)
Eastbound traffic continues as 100 Avenue; westbound traffic continues as Stony Plain Road towards Downtown Edmonton
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Vegreville[edit]

Highway 16A:24 runs through the Town of Vegreville as 50 Avenue.

Major intersections[edit]

Starting from the west end of Highway 16A:[4]

Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
County of Minburn No. 27 0.0 0.0 Hwy 16 (TCH) – Edmonton Interchange Hwy 16 exit 481; eastbound exit, westbound entrance
53°31′26″N 112°8′16″W / 53.52389°N 112.13778°W / 53.52389; -112.13778 (16A:24 km 0.0)
Vegreville 4.3 2.7 67 Street 53°30′11″N 112°4′45″W / 53.50306°N 112.07917°W / 53.50306; -112.07917 (16A:24 km 4.3)
5.2 3.2 60 Street (Hwy 857 north) – Willingdon Hwy 857 concurrency begins
53°30′0″N 112°3′58″W / 53.50000°N 112.06611°W / 53.50000; -112.06611 (16A:24 km 5.2)
6.3 3.9 50 Street 53°29′41″N 112°3′10″W / 53.49472°N 112.05278°W / 53.49472; -112.05278 (16A:24 km 6.3)
7.2 4.5 47 Street (Hwy 857 south) – Bruce Hwy 857 concurrency ends
53°29′25″N 112°2′31″W / 53.49028°N 112.04194°W / 53.49028; -112.04194 (16A:24 km 7.2)
County of Minburn No. 27 9.5 5.9 Hwy 16 (TCH) – Lloydminster Interchange Hwy 16 exit 492; westbound exit, eastbound entrance
53°28′45″N 112°0′37″W / 53.47917°N 112.01028°W / 53.47917; -112.01028 (16A:24 km 9.5)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Former alignments[edit]

Strathcona County[edit]

Alberta Highway 16A (1970s).svg

Highway 16A
Location: Strathcona County
Length: 7.2 km[6] (4.5 mi)

Highway 16 used to follow Baseline Road (101 Avenue), past Refinery Row, and linked with Highway 16 in Strathcona County. It began at the Edmonton city limits, located approximately 1.1 km (0.68 mi) east of the 50 Street intersection, and traveled east for 3.9 km (2.4 mi) to Highway 14X where it turned north for 3.3 km (2.1 mi) and terminated at Highway 16.[6] In 1996, the province reverted the Baseline Road to Strathcona County while the north-south section became part of Highway 14X.[7] Highway 14X was later renumbered Highway 216 in 1999,[8] and signed as a part of Anthony Henday Drive in 2010.

Downtown Edmonton[edit]

Alberta Highway 16A (1970s).svg

Highway 16A
Location: Edmonton
Length: 15.8 km[9] (9.8 mi)

The Strathcona County segment of Highway 16A used to part of a larger route which passed through central Edmonton, itself an original alignment of Highway 16.[10] At the time, Highway 16 entered west Edmonton along Stony Plain Road and followed Mayfield Road, and Highway 16A originated at the intersection Highway 16, Stony Plain Road, Mayfield Road. It travelled east along Stony Plain Road and 102 Avenue through the former town of Jasper Place for 5.3 km (3.3 mi) to 124 Street where it turned south for 150 m (490 ft) and then turned east onto Jasper Avenue for 3.9 km (2.4 mi), passing through Downtown Edmonton. At 95 Street, Highway 16A turned south for 170 m (560 ft) before turning east along Rowland Road for 1.7 km (1.1 mi) and crossing the North Saskatchewan River along the Dawson Bridge. East of 84 Street, Highway 16A followed 106 Avenue for 500 m (1,600 ft) to 79 Street (later using 84 Street), where it traveled south 900 m (3,000 ft) before turning east onto 101 Avenue and leaving Edmonton.[9][11]

Highway 16A was phased out in the early 1980s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (January 10, 2017). "Highway 16A through Evansburg/Entwistle" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Google (January 10, 2017). "Parkland Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Google (January 10, 2017). "Highway 16A through Vegreville" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "2015 Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Highways 16 and 16X Renumbered to Provide Greater Consistency". Government of Alberta. June 4, 1997. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Google (January 10, 2017). "Old Highway 16A through Strathcona County" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Alberta Environmental Protection, Resource Data Division. 1996. Edmonton inset. 
  8. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Alberta Environmental Protection, Resource Data Division. 1999. Edmonton inset. 
  9. ^ a b Google (January 10, 2017). "Old Highway 16A through Edmonton" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Department of Public Works. 1940. Edmonton inset. 
  11. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Government of the Province of Alberta. 1962. Edmonton inset.