Alberta Highway 24

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Highway 24
Highway 24 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 69 km[1] (43 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 23 / Hwy 542 near Vulcan
  Hwy 22X near Dalemead
North end: Hwy 1 (TCH) near Cheadle
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Vulcan County, Wheatland County
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 23 Hwy 25

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 24, commonly referred to as Highway 24, is a highway in southern Alberta, Canada, east of Calgary.

Route description[edit]

Highway 24 begins along the Trans-Canada Highway 10 km (6.2 mi) west of the Town of Strathmore and proceeds south past the Hamlet of Cheadle. At 6 km (3.7 mi) south of Highway 1, it crosses Glenmore Trail and intersects Highway 22X to the west and Highway 901 to the east at a four-way stop 9 km (6 mi) later.[2]

Highway 24 continues south for another 6 km (3.7 mi) before it turns to the east. 5 km (3.1 mi) later, it passes Carseland, after which Highway 817 branches north toward Strathmore while Highway 24 crosses the Bow River on its way south. Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park is on the east side of this stretch of road.[2][3]

When Highway 24 meets Highway 547 westbound, it turns east and passes the Hamlet of Mossleigh. At Highway 547 eastbound it turns south for 20 km (12 mi) to its end at the junction of Highway 23 and Highway 542 north of Vulcan.[2][1]

Future[edit]

Plans are being made for a new diamond interchange at the North end of Highway 24 and Highway 1, as part of the Highway 1 Realignment Project.[4] The purpose of this project is to upgrade the adjacent section of Trans-Canada Highway to freeway status (with 4 lanes in either direction) and bypass the town of Strathmore. As part of this project, there is also the possibility of changes to the Highway name designation for Northern 16 km stretch of Highway 24.[5] As part of the project Highway 817 could be re-designated as new section of Highway 24, therefore leaving the old section of Highway 24 renamed to Cheadle Road or simply Range Road 262. An official decision on the naming designation has yet to be made.

Major intersections[edit]

From south to north:[6]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
M.D. of Foothills No. 31 0 0.0 Hwy 23 – High River, Vulcan, Lethbridge
Hwy 542 east – Milo
Through traffic follows Hwy 23 south
17 11 Hwy 547 east – Arrowwood, Gliechen Hwy 24 turns west
Hwy 547 concurrency begins
Mossleigh 20 12 Range Road 250
26 16 Hwy 547 west – Aldersyde, Okotoks Hwy 24 turns north
Hwy 547 concurrency ends
↑ / ↓ 39 24 Crosses the Bow River
Wheatland County 40 25 Hwy 817 north – Strathmore Proposed Hwy 24 realignment[5]
Carseland 43 27 Range Road 260
55 34 Hwy 22X west – Calgary
Hwy 901 east – Gliechen
63 39 Township Road 234 (Glenmore Trail) – Langdon, Calgary
Cheadle 68 42 Railway Avenue
69 43 Hwy 1 (TCH) – Calgary, Strathmore, Medicine Hat
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Highway 24 in Alberta". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Google (November 4, 2016). "Highway 22X/24/901 intersection" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Highway 1 Re-Alignment" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. p. 1. 
  5. ^ a b "Highway 24 Interchange" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. p. 3. 
  6. ^ Alberta Road Atlas (2007 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. p. 76. ISBN 1-55368-019-7. 

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