Alberta Highway 19

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Alberta Highway 19.svgAlberta Highway 625.svg

Highway 19
Highway 625
  Highway 19
  Highway 625
Highway 19
Length: 12.27 km[1] (7.62 mi)
West end: Hwy 60 in Devon
East end: Hwy 2 in Nisku
Highway 625
Length: 20.24 km[2] (12.58 mi)
West end: Hwy 2 in Nisku
Major
junctions:
Hwy 814 in Beaumont
East end: Hwy 21 near Looma
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Leduc County
Towns: Devon, Beaumont
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 18 Hwy 20
Hwy 624 Hwy 626

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 19, commonly referred to as Highway 19, is an east-west highway in Alberta, Canada connecting Highway 60 near Devon to Highway 2 (Queen Elizabeth II Highway) in Nisku. East of Highway 2 it continues as Alberta Provincial Highway No. 625, commonly Highway 625, through Nisku Industrial Park. It intersects Highway 814 in Beaumont before ending at Highway 21. Highways 19 and 60 provide an alternative route between Highway 2 and Highway 16, bypassing Edmonton to the southwest. The highways now form one continuous route connecting Highway 60 to Highway 21, but construction of Highway 19 predates Highway 625. Alberta Transportation is currently upgrading Highway 19 to a divided highway, and has long-term plans for similar upgrades to Highway 625.

Route description[edit]

Highway 19 runs for 12.27 km (7.62 mi) entirely in Leduc County. It begins at an intersection with Highway 60 as an eastern extension of Halicz-Gildehurst Road at the south end of Devon, proceeding east across the county, intersecting several local roads and crossing Whitemud Creek.[1] It passes north of Edmonton International Airport and becomes a divided highway before a partial cloverleaf interchange with Highway 2 shortly thereafter, marking the end of Highway 19.[3] East of the interchange the divided highway, now designated as Highway 625, continues as the main east-west thoroughfare through industrial and business areas of Nisku. At the east end of Nisku, the divided highway ends and the two-lane road continues east to an intersection with Highway 814 in Beaumont, providing an alternate route north into Edmonton. Further east, Highway 625 ends at Highway 21 (20.24 km (12.58 mi) from Highway 2) south of the hamlet of Looma, and continues in Leduc County as Township Road 504 to Ministik Lake.[2]

History[edit]

Highway 19 predates Highway 625. It was constructed as a gravel road and appears on a 1956 Alberta road map linking Devon to Highway 2.[4] Highway 21 was constructed several years later as a gravel road east of Beaumont.[5] Highway 625 was not yet built, but Township Road 510 north of Beaumont connected Highway 21 to Highway 2.[5]

Future[edit]

Design work and land acquisition is underway for the twinning of Highway 19 from Highway 60 to Highway 2. The project includes eight intersection upgrades; two new bridges at Whitemud Creek; illumination at Highway 60 and airport access road; and traffic signals at the airport access road intersection.[6] In conjunction with twinning of Highway 19, studies are underway to twin Highway 625 between Highway 2 and Highway 21.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
Leduc County Devon 0.0 0.0 Hwy 60 (Devonian Way) – Calmar, Acheson Hwy 19 begins
53°20′11.1″N 113°43′55.7″W / 53.336417°N 113.732139°W / 53.336417; -113.732139 (19 x 60)
Nisku 12.2
0.0
7.6
0.0
Hwy 2 (Exit 525) – Edmonton, Airport, Leduc, Red Deer, Calgary Grade separated
53°20′16.3″N 113°32′56.0″W / 53.337861°N 113.548889°W / 53.337861; -113.548889 (19 x 625 x 2)
Hwy 19 ends • Hwy 625 begins
Beaumont 8.9 5.5 Hwy 814 south / 50 Street north – Edmonton, Wetaskiwin 53°20′16.2″N 113°24′55.3″W / 53.337833°N 113.415361°W / 53.337833; -113.415361 (625 x 814)
20.2 12.6 Hwy 21 – Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Camrose Hwy 625 ends
53°20′15.9″N 113°14′42.2″W / 53.337750°N 113.245056°W / 53.337750; -113.245056 (625 x 21)
Continues as Township Road 504
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition

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 "Provincial Highways 500 - 986 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Google (October 28, 2016). "Highways 19 and 625 near Edmonton" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Shell Map of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba". Shell Oil Company. 1956. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  5. ^ a b "Road Map". Alberta Highways. 1962. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Edmonton & Area Provincial Highway Projects". Alberta Transportation. Retrieved December 29, 2010.