Alberta Highway 29

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Highway 29
Highway 29 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation
Length: 153.2 km[1] (95.2 mi)
Existed: October 2006 – present
Major junctions
West end: Hwy 15 near Lamont
 
East end: Hwy 41 north of Elk Point
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Lamont, Two Hills, St. Paul
Towns: Lamont, St. Paul
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 28A Hwy 31

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 29, commonly referred to as Highway 29, is an east–west highway in east–central Alberta, Canada. It begins northwest of Lamont at Highway 15 and runs east through Hairy Hill, Duvernay, Brosseau, Foisy, St. Brides, and St. Paul before ending at Highway 41 approximately 9 km (5.6 mi) north of Elk Point, concurrent with Highways 36 and 45 for lengthy sections.

Highway 29 was established in 2006 by renumbering portions of Highways 637, 45, 860, 36, and Highway 28 between Highways 36 and 41, forming a more coherent route between St. Paul and Edmonton.

Route description[edit]

Highway 29 begins in Lamont County northwest of Lamont where it splits east from Highway 15, which continues southeast to the south of Lamont and onward to Chipman and Mundare.[2] It first meets Highway 831 which serves as an alternate route into Lamont via the north. Highway 29 continues east for 29 km (18 mi) to an intersection at Highway 855, which provides access to Andrew and Mundare. Highway 29 enters Two Hills County before it meets Highway 45 near Hairy Hill. The two highways continue concurrently east for 10 km (6.2 mi) until, after curving southeast, Highway 29 splits north while Highway 45 continues southeast to Two Hills.[1]

Following the former alignment of Highway 860 for only 1.3 km, Highway 29 then turns east along Township Road 554 to meet Highway 36 near the hamlet of Duvernay.[2] Highways 29 and 36 continue concurrently north across the North Saskatchewan River, through Duvernay on the south bank, then the hamlet of Brosseau on the north bank. The bridge was first built in 1930 and later replaced in 1978.[3] North of Brosseau, the two highways briefly parallel the river while passing Lac Brosseau before curving east past Foisy into St. Paul County. They meet Highway 646 which continues east to Lafond and Elk Point while Highways 29 and 36 veer due north, briefly crossing a section of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation before re-entering St. Paul County. Highway 652 then branches west to Saddle Lake, and 1.6 km (1 mi) later the concurrency ends at St. Brides as Highway 29 turns east toward St. Paul from Highway 36 which carries on north to Ashmont.[2]

Highway 29 remains on an easterly heading for most of its remaining 44 km (27 mi) in St. Paul County.[2] It passes a series of small lakes and the St. Paul Airport before reaching the town of St. Paul. The speed limit reduces to 70 km/h (43 mph) then 50 km/h (31 mph) as the highway, named 50 Avenue, widens to four lanes and bisects the town. Traffic lights control an intersection with Highway 881 at the east end of town. After a brief concurrency, Highway 881 turns south at a second intersection further east, and Highway 29 continues east through St. Paul County. It curves slightly northeast before straightening out to the east and passing the hamlet of St. Edouard. It then turns southeast across Atimoswe Creek on a culvert, again straightening out due east before ending at Highway 41 north of Elk Point, 26 km (16 mi) east of St. Paul and 43 km (27 mi) east of the split with Highway 36.[2][3]

History[edit]

Highway 29 was not designated until October 2006, but involved no new construction. It is composed entirely of redesignated highways and concurrencies, with the intention of simplifying the journey from Edmonton to St. Paul which now involves only Highways 15 and 29.[2][4] The first segment of Highway 29 between Highway 15 near Lamont and Highway 45 northwest of Hairy Hill was formerly Highway 637. A concurrency with Highway 45 follows, and then a short segment of Highway 860 which was re-signed as Highway 29. The highway then turns back east on a segment that was formerly Highway 637. Highway 29 is then concurrent with Highway 36 for 33.5 km (20.8 mi), before turning east to St. Paul on the former alignment of Highway 28 to the east end at Highway 41.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km mi Destinations Notes
Lamont County 0 0.0 Hwy 15 – Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Mundare 53°46′24″N 112°49′42″W / 53.77333°N 112.82833°W / 53.77333; -112.82833 (29 km 000)
Lamont 3 1.9 Hwy 831 – Waskatenau, Boyle 53°46′27″N 112°46′39″W / 53.77417°N 112.77750°W / 53.77417; -112.77750 (29 km 003)
32 20 Hwy 855 – Andrew, Mundare 53°46′24″N 112°19′55″W / 53.77333°N 112.33194°W / 53.77333; -112.33194 (29 km 032)
County of Two Hills No. 21 50 31 Hwy 857 – Willingdon, Vegreville 53°46′24″N 112°3′33″W / 53.77333°N 112.05917°W / 53.77333; -112.05917 (29 km 050)
53 33 Hwy 45 west – Bruderheim, Redwater Hwy 29 branches east
Hwy 45 concurrency begins
53°46′33″N 112°0′57″W / 53.77583°N 112.01583°W / 53.77583; -112.01583 (29 km 053)
54 34 UAR 150 south – Hairy Hill 53°46′18.92″N 111°59′04.67″W / 53.7719222°N 111.9846306°W / 53.7719222; -111.9846306 (29 km 054)
61 38 Hwy 45 east – Two Hills, Marwayne Hwy 29 branches north
Hwy 45 concurrency ends
53°46′18″N 111°53′55″W / 53.77167°N 111.89861°W / 53.77167; -111.89861 (29 km 061)
62 39 Hwy 860 north 53°46′23″N 111°53′10″W / 53.77306°N 111.88611°W / 53.77306; -111.88611 (29 km 062)
75 47 Hwy 36 south – Two Hills, Viking Hwy 29 branches north
Hwy 36 concurrency begins
53°46′23″N 111°41′17″W / 53.77306°N 111.68806°W / 53.77306; -111.68806 (29 km 075)
Duvernay
Brosseau
77 48 Crosses the North Saskatchewan River[a] 53°47′21″N 111°41′17″W / 53.78917°N 111.68806°W / 53.78917; -111.68806 (29 km 077)
County of St. Paul No. 19 97 60 Hwy 646 east – Lafond, Elk Point 53°53′24″N 111°32′55″W / 53.89000°N 111.54861°W / 53.89000; -111.54861 (29 km 097)
107 66 Hwy 652 west – Saddle Lake 53°58′36″N 111°32′23″W / 53.97667°N 111.53972°W / 53.97667; -111.53972 (29 km 107)
St. Brides 109 68 Hwy 36 north – Vilna, Lac La Biche Hwy 29 branches east
Hwy 36 concurrency ends
53°59′28″N 111°32′21″W / 53.99111°N 111.53917°W / 53.99111; -111.53917 (29 km 109)
Town of St. Paul 124 77 50 Street 53°59′29″N 111°17′49″W / 53.99139°N 111.29694°W / 53.99139; -111.29694 (29 km 124)
126 78 Hwy 881 north / 40 Street – St. Vincent, Mallaig Hwy 881 concurrency begins
53°59′28″N 111°16′2″W / 53.99111°N 111.26722°W / 53.99111; -111.26722 (29 km 126)
County of St. Paul No. 19 128 80 Hwy 881 south – Myrnam Hwy 881 concurrency ends
53°59′28″N 111°14′33″W / 53.99111°N 111.24250°W / 53.99111; -111.24250 (29 km 128)
137 85 UAR 236 south – St. Edouard 53°59′55″N 111°7′7″W / 53.99861°N 111.11861°W / 53.99861; -111.11861 (29 km 137)
152 94 Hwy 41 – Cold Lake, Bonnyville, Elk Point, Vermilion Y intersection
52°15′03″N 113°48′50″W / 52.250760°N 113.813927°W / 52.250760; -113.813927 (2A km 106)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Duvernay is located on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River and Brosseau is on the north bank.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2016 Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 12, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Google (October 31, 2016). "Highway 29 in north-central Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Transportation Infrastructure Management System - Existing Structures in the Provincial Highway Corridor" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. September 28, 2012. p. 122. Retrieved November 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Travel to St. Paul made easier with new Highway 29 designation". Alberta Transportation. October 10, 2006. Archived from the original on January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017.