Alberta Highway 18

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Highway 18
Route information
Length: 159.6 km[1] (99.2 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Hwy 43 in Green Court
 
East end: Hwy 63 / Hwy 656 near Thorhild
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Lac Ste. Anne County, Barrhead No. 11 County, Westlock County, Thorhild County
Towns: Barrhead, Westlock
Villages: Clyde
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 17 Hwy 19

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 18, commonly referred to as Highway 18, is a highway in Alberta, Canada. It begins northwest of Mayerthorpe at the junction of Highway 43 at the Hamlet of Green Court.[1] It proceeds east 8 km (5.0 mi), crossing Highway 22 (which is the terminus for that highway) and reaches Highway 757. At this point it turns north for a few kilometres and bends east again until it crosses Highway 764 and turns north again.[2]

The jog in the road skirts Thunder Lake Provincial Park to the north. When the highway reaches Highway 655, it turns east to the Town of Barrhead (66 km from the start) where it meets Highway 33. The two highways multiplex north for approximately five kilometres to a T–intersection north of town. Highway 18 then turns east from this intersection while Highway 33 turns west. Highway 769 branches to the north towards Neerlandia 2 km (1.2 mi) east of this intersection.[2]

It then crosses Highway 776 and Highway 777 before it reaches Westlock at Highway 44 (103 km (64 mi) from the start). It continues east crossing Highway 2 at Clyde (114 km from the start). The intersection with Highway 2 is known as Clyde Corner. The highway goes through Thorhild as it crosses Highway 827 and proceeds west until it reaches Highway 63 and Highway 656 where it ends.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

From west to east:[3]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[2] mi Destinations Notes
Lac Ste. Anne County Green Court 0.0 0.0 Hwy 43 – Whitecourt, Grande Prairie, Mayerthorpe, Edmonton
7 4.3 Hwy 22 south – Mayerthorpe, Drayton Valley
23 14 Hwy 757 south – Sangudo
Barrhead County 44 27 Hwy 764 south – Cherhill Hwy 18 turns north
48 30 Hwy 763 north – Fort Assiniboine
PAR 107 west – Thunder Lake Provincial Park
Hwy 18 branches east
Barrhead 66 41 Hwy 33 north (49 Street) – Gunn, Edmonton
53 Avenue
Traffic signals
Hwy 18 branches north
Hwy 33 concurrency begins
69 43 Hwy 33 north – Swan Hills Hwy 18 branches east
Hwy 33 concurrency ends
71 44 Hwy 769 north – Neerlandia, Vega
Westlock County 86 53 Hwy 776 north
90 56 Crosses the Pembina River
91 57 Hwy 777 south – Highridge
Westlock 106 66 Hwy 44 (104 Avenue) – Slave Lake, Peace River, Villeneuve, Edmonton Traffic signals
118 73 Hwy 2 south – Morinville, St. Albert, Edmonton Hwy 2 concurrency begins
Clyde 119 74 Hwy 2 north – Athabasca, Slave Lake, Peace River Hwy 18 branches east
Hwy 2 concurrency ends
Thorhild County Thorhild 154 96 Hwy 827 (2nd Street)
161 100 Hwy 63 – Lac La Biche, Fort McMurray, Edmonton
Hwy 656 east – To Hwy 831
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b c d Google (November 4, 2016). "Highway 18 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Alberta Road Atlas (2005 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. pp. 55, 56, and 57.