Alberta Highway 2A

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Alberta Provincial Highway No. 2A[1] is the designation of six alternate routes off Highway 2 in Alberta, Canada. In general, these are original sections of Highway 2, such as the southern portion of Macleod Trail in Calgary. They passed through communities before limited-access freeways were built to shorten driving distance, accommodate heavier volumes and to bypass city traffic. Portions of the alignment of Highway 2A follow the route of the former Calgary and Edmonton Trail.

Highway 2A north of Crossfield in the foreground with divided Highway 2 in the distance.
Downtown Red Deer from the air with Highway 2A twin bridges crossing the Red Deer River.

High River – Calgary[edit]

Alberta Highway 2A shield

Highway 2A
Route information
Length: 46 km (29 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 23 in High River
  Hwy 7
North end: Hwy 22X / Hwy 201 in Calgary
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Foothills No. 31 M.D.
Major cities: Calgary
Towns: High River, Okotoks
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 2 Hwy 2A

Route description[edit]

Highway 2A currently begins in the Town of High River and follows 12 Avenue SE and Centre Street before passing by Aldersyde and intersecting Highway 7. The highway then travels westward to the Town of Okotoks, where it branches north and follows Southridge Drive and Northridge Drive through Okotoks before rejoining Highway 2 near De Winton. The highway and shares a common alignment with Highway 2 for 3 km until it splits to Deerfoot Trail (Highway 2) and Macleod Trail (Highway 2A) and ends in the City of Calgary at Highway 22X (Spruce Meadows Trail) / Highway 201 (Stoney Trail). Macleod Trail continues north into downtown Calgary but does not carry a highway designation.[2][3]

History[edit]

Highway 2A originally began at Highway 2 at the locality Connemara, located 8 km north of the Town of Nanton, and travelled through High River, Aldersyde, and Okotoks, before terminating at Highway 2. The section between Connemara and High River was dropped by the province in 1997.[4][5] In 2003, Highway 2A was extended north via Macleod Trail when Highway 2 was rerouted to the newly opened Deerfoot Trail extension.

Major intersections[edit]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
M.D. of Foothills No. 31 Connemara −20 −12 Hwy 2 – Calgary, Fort Macleod, Lethbridge 50°23′52″N 113°49′30″W / 50.397659°N 113.824956°W / 50.397659; -113.824956 (2A km -20)
−14 −9 east to Cayley 50°27′01″N 113°51′03″W / 50.450216°N 113.850777°W / 50.450216; -113.850777 (2A km -20)
−10 −6 Hwy 540 – Bar U Ranch National Historic Site 50°29′04″N 113°51′03″W / 50.484551°N 113.850900°W / 50.484551; -113.850900 (2A km -10)
High River 0 0 Hwy 23 east (12 Avenue SE) / 10 Street E – Vulcan
To Hwy 2 (Exit 194)
Hwy 2A begins and travels westward
50°34′19″N 113°51′03″W / 50.572042°N 113.850824°W / 50.572042; -113.850824 (2A km 0)
2 1.2 Centre Street Roundabout
Hwy 2A turns north
50°34′19″N 113°52′21″W / 50.572010°N 113.872595°W / 50.572010; -113.872595 (2A km 2)
3 1.9 Crosses Highwood River 50°34′59″N 113°52′21″W / 50.58308°N 113.87239°W / 50.58308; -113.87239 (2A:04 km 3)
4 2.5 Hwy 543 west / 498 Avenue E – Longview 50°36′04″N 113°52′56″W / 50.601227°N 113.882151°W / 50.601227; -113.882151 (2A km 4)
Aldersyde 15 9 Hwy 7 east to Hwy 547 east – Mossleigh
To Hwy 2 (Exit 209)
Hwy 7 concurrency begins
50°41′41″N 113°53′33″W / 50.694713°N 113.892531°W / 50.694713; -113.892531 (2A km 15)
Okotoks 19 12 32 Street E 50°42′10″N 113°57′07″W / 50.702735°N 113.951824°W / 50.702735; -113.951824 (2A km 19)
21 13 Hwy 7 west – Black Diamond, Turner Valley
Hwy 783 south / Southridge Drive north
Hwy 2A turns north
Hwy 7 concurrency ends
50°42′10″N 113°58′30″W / 50.702683°N 113.974968°W / 50.702683; -113.974968 (2A km 21)
23 14 Crosses Sheep River Becomes Northridge Drive
50°43′19″N 113°58′55″W / 50.721968°N 113.982068°W / 50.721968; -113.982068 (2A km 23)
24 15 Hwy 549 west (Elizabeth Street) – Millarville 50°43′33″N 113°58′56″W / 50.725898°N 113.982158°W / 50.725898; -113.982158 (2A km 24)
31 19 west to De Winton 50°47′27″N 113°58′29″W / 50.790894°N 113.974700°W / 50.790894; -113.974700 (2A km 31)
33 21 Hwy 2 south (Exit 222) – Fort Macleod, Lethbridge
Hwy 552 east
Interchange
Hwy 2A turns northwest
Hwy 2 concurrency begins
50°47′55″N 113°58′05″W / 50.798660°N 113.967953°W / 50.798660; -113.967953 (2A km 33)
36 22 Hwy 2 north (Deerfoot Trail / Exit 225) – Calgary Partial Interchange
Northbound exit, southbound entrance
Hwy 2 concurrency ends
50°49′30″N 113°59′54″W / 50.82500°N 113.99833°W / 50.82500; -113.99833 (2A km 36)
39 24 Dunbow Road 50°50′02″N 114°00′28″W / 50.833865°N 114.007864°W / 50.833865; -114.007864 (2A km 39)
City of Calgary 41 25 Hwy 552 south (226 Avenue S) – De Winton Calgary city limits
Southbound exit/entrance
50°50′56″N 114°01′27″W / 50.848816°N 114.024056°W / 50.848816; -114.024056 (2A km 41)
46 29 Hwy 201 east (Stoney Trail / Exit 5)
Hwy 22X west (Spruce Meadows Trail)
Interchange
Hwy 2A ends
50°53′33″N 114°03′16″W / 50.892575°N 114.054431°W / 50.892575; -114.054431 (2A:08 km 46)
Continues as Macleod Trail to City Centre
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Crossfield – Bowden[edit]

Alberta Highway 2A shield

Highway 2A
Route information
Length: 66 km (41 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 2 / Hwy 72 near Crossfield
  Hwy 27
North end: Hwy 587 in Bowden
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Rocky View County, Mountain View County, Red Deer County
Towns: Crossfield, Carstairs, Olds, Bowden
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 2A Hwy 2A

Route description[edit]

Highway 2A starts at the Highway 2 / Highway 72 interchange (Exit 295) and passes through the Town of Crossfield, Town of Carstairs, and by the Town of Didsbury before entering the Town of Olds along 46 Avenue and intersects Highway 27 (46 Street). The highway continues north to the Town of Bowden before terminating at Highway 587, just west of Highway 2 (Exit 357).[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
Continues as Hwy 72 east
Rocky View County 0 0 Hwy 2 (Exit 295) – Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Hwy 72 east – Beiseker, Drumheller
Interchange
Hwy 2A begins
51°23′14″N 114°00′07″W / 51.387327°N 114.001875°W / 51.387327; -114.001875 (2A km 0)
2 1.2 Dickson Stevenson Trail south – Airdrie 51°23′34″N 114°01′31″W / 51.392777°N 114.025167°W / 51.392777; -114.025167 (2A km 2)
Crossfield 6 3.7 Hwy 574 west – Madden 51°25′52″N 114°01′29″W / 51.431113°N 114.024696°W / 51.431113; -114.024696 (2A km 6)
11 7 Acme Road (Township Road 292) – Acme
To Hwy 2 (Exit 305)
51°28′29″N 114°01′44″W / 51.474746°N 114.028930°W / 51.474746; -114.028930 (2A km 11)
Mountain View County 19 12 Hwy 580 west – Cremona 51°32′00″N 114°04′29″W / 51.533196°N 114.074617°W / 51.533196; -114.074617 (2A km 19)
Carstairs 19 12 Hwy 581 east / Gough Road 51°33′43″N 114°05′43″W / 51.562036°N 114.095266°W / 51.562036; -114.095266 (2A km 19)
34 21 Hwy 582 – Didsbury 51°39′50″N 114°05′45″W / 51.663997°N 114.095967°W / 51.663997; -114.095967 (2A km 34)
Olds 48 30 Hwy 27 (46 Street) – Sundre, Three Hills 51°47′42″N 114°05′46″W / 51.795070°N 114.096212°W / 51.795070; -114.096212 (2A km 48)
Red Deer County 62 39 Hwy 2 (Exit 353) Access from southbound Hwy 2 only
Hwy 2A turns northwest
51°54′27″N 114°01′38″W / 51.907367°N 114.027175°W / 51.907367; -114.027175 (2A km 62)
Bowden 66 41 Hwy 587 – Red Lodge Provincial Park
To Hwy 2 (Exit 357) – Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Hwy 2A ends
Adjacent to Hwy 2/587 interchange
51°56′19″N 114°01′54″W / 51.938647°N 114.031739°W / 51.938647; -114.031739 (2Akm 66)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Innisfail – Leduc[edit]

Alberta Highway 2A shield

Highway 2A
Route information
Length: 150 km (90 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 2 / Hwy 590 in Innisfail
  Hwy 42
Hwy 11
Hwy 11A
Hwy 12
Hwy 53
Hwy 13
North end: Hwy 2 in Leduc
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Red Deer County, Lacombe County, Ponoka County, Wetaskiwin No. 10 County, Leduc County
Major cities: Red Deer, Lacombe, Wetaskiwin, Leduc
Towns: Innisfail, Penhold, Blackfalds, Ponoka, Millet
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 2A Hwy 2A

Route description[edit]

Highway 2A in begins in the Town of Innisfail at Highway 590 (50 Street), just west of Highway 2 (Exit 368), along 42 Avenue. The highway continues north and passes through the Town of Penhold before entering the City of Red Deer along Tayler Drive. The highway turns east along 19 Street and then north along Gaetz Avenue. Highway 2A splits into one-way couplets through downtown Red Deer, with northbound traffic following 49 Avenue and southbound traffic following portions of Gaetz Avenue and 51 Avenue. After crossing the Red Deer River, the one-way streets rejoin and intersect Highway 11 (67 Street) and Highway 11A, which forms Red Deer’s northern city limit. The highway continues north through the Town of Blackfalds and City of Lacombe. North of Lacombe, the highway rejoins Highway 2 and share the same alignment for 5 km before the highway branches northeast and passes through hamlet of Morningside, Town of Ponoka, and hamlet of Maskwacis. The highway enters the City of Wetaskiwin along 56 Street and continues north through the Town of Millet, by the hamlet of Kavanagh, and before it rejoins Highway 2 (Exit 516) in the City of Leduc.

Major intersections[edit]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
Red Deer County Innisfail 0 0 Hwy 590 east (50 Street) / 42 Avenue – Big Valley
To Hwy 2 (Exit 368) – Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary
Hwy 2A begins
Adjacent to Hwy 2/590 interchange
52°01′39″N 113°56′03″W / 52.027451°N 113.934092°W / 52.027451; -113.934092 (2A km 0)
Penhold 14 9 Hwy 42 east / Hwy 592 west – Pine Lake 52°07′23″N 113°52′20″W / 52.123099°N 113.872312°W / 52.123099; -113.872312 (2A km 14)
Springbrook 17 11 Airport Drive (Township Road 372) – Red Deer Regional Airport 52°10′19″N 113°51′43″W / 52.171912°N 113.861825°W / 52.171912; -113.861825 (2A km 17)
21 13 McKenzie Road (Township Road 374) 52°12′06″N 113°50′54″W / 52.201644°N 113.848252°W / 52.201644; -113.848252 (2A km 21)
24 15 To Hwy 2 south (Exit 394) – Calgary 52°13′44″N 113°49′30″W / 52.229005°N 113.824921°W / 52.229005; -113.824921 (2A km 24)
City of Red Deer 25 16 Taylor Drive / 19 Street
To Hwy 2 north – Edmonton
Hwy 2A turns east
52°14′04″N 113°49′17″W / 52.2343278°N 113.821498°W / 52.2343278; -113.821498 (2A km 25)
25 16 To Hwy 2 south (Exit 394) / Gaetz Avenue – Calgary
Hwy 590 east (19 Street) – Delburne
Hwy 2A turns north
52°13′58″N 113°48′50″W / 52.232646°N 113.813893°W / 52.232646; -113.813893 (2A km 25)
27 17 32 Street 52°15′03″N 113°48′50″W / 52.250760°N 113.813927°W / 52.250760; -113.813927 (2A km 27)
29 18 Ross Street 52°16′08″N 113°48′41″W / 52.269009°N 113.811471°W / 52.269009; -113.811471 (2A km 29)
30 19 Crosses Red Deer River 52°16′38″N 113°48′43″W / 52.277320°N 113.811848°W / 52.277320; -113.811848 (2A km 30)
31 19 Hwy 11 (67 Street) – Stettler, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House 52°17′18″N 113°48′50″W / 52.288458°N 113.813843°W / 52.288458; -113.813843 (2A km 31)
Red Deer County Red Deer 35 22 Hwy 11A west – Sylvan Lake
↑/↓ 40 25 Crosses Blindman River 52°21′24″N 113°47′46″W / 52.356600°N 113.796205°W / 52.356600; -113.796205 (2A km 40)
Lacombe County Blackfalds 41 25 Hwy 597 – Joffre Roundabout
52°22′05″N 113°47′43″W / 52.368186°N 113.795400°W / 52.368186; -113.795400 (2A km 41)
45 28 Lakeside / Sargent Road (Township Road 400) 52°24′18″N 113°47′10″W / 52.404958°N 113.786226°W / 52.404958; -113.786226 (2A km 45)
City of Lacombe 53 33 Hwy 12 (50 Avenue) – Gull Lake, Bentley, Stettler 52°27′47″N 113°43′44″W / 52.463106°N 113.728864°W / 52.463106; -113.728864 (2A km 53)
Lacombe County 60 37 Hwy 2 south (Exit 431) – Red Deer, Calgary
Township Road 412 (Milton Road) east
Interchange
Hwy 2 concurrency begins
52°30′24″N 113°41′18″W / 52.506702°N 113.688459°W / 52.506702; -113.688459 (2A km 60)
65 40 Hwy 2 north (Exit 437) – Edmonton Interchange
Hwy 2 concurrency ends
52°33′32″N 113°39′46″W / 52.559023°N 113.662835°W / 52.559023; -113.662835 (2A km 65)
Morningside 68 42 Hwy 597 west 52°34′47″N 113°38′11″W / 52.579812°N 113.636455°W / 52.579812; -113.636455 (2A km 68)
Ponoka County 78 48 Crosses Battle River 52°39′33″N 113°36′10″W / 52.659051°N 113.602854°W / 52.659051; -113.602854 (2A km 78)
Ponoka 79 49 Hwy 53 – Rimbey, Bashaw 52°40′25″N 113°35′42″W / 52.673584°N 113.594991°W / 52.673584; -113.594991 (2A km 79)
Samson I.R. No. 137 Maskwacis 98 61 Hwy 611 east – Ferintosh, New Norway Hwy 611 concurrency begins
52°49′14″N 113°27′25″W / 52.820554°N 113.457046°W / 52.820554; -113.457046 (2A km 98)
Ermineskin I.R. No. 138 101 63 Hwy 611 west Hwy 611 concurrency ends
52°50′36″N 113°26′23″W / 52.843424°N 113.439851°W / 52.843424; -113.439851 (2A km 101)
City of Wetaskiwin 115 71 40 Avenue
Hwy 13 west / Hwy 613 east – Ma-Me-O Beach, Winfield
Hwy 13 concurrency begins
52°57′35″N 113°23′24″W / 52.959805°N 113.390079°W / 52.959805; -113.390079 (2A km 115)
118 73 Hwy 13 east – Camrose Hwy 13 concurrency ends
52°59′20″N 113°23′24″W / 52.988931°N 113.390007°W / 52.988931; -113.390007 (2A km 118)
County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 Millet 130 80 Hwy 616 west (45 Avenue) / Township Road 475 – Mulhurst Hwy 616 concurrency begins
53°05′26″N 113°28′10″W / 53.090681°N 113.469407°W / 53.090681; -113.469407 (2A km 130)
Leduc County 136 85 Hwy 616 east – Armena Hwy 616 concurrency ends
53°08′01″N 113°27′53″W / 53.133697°N 113.464599°W / 53.133697; -113.464599 (2A km 136)
Kavanagh 141 88 service road Kavanagh south entrance
53°10′40″N 113°30′54″W / 53.177871°N 113.514954°W / 53.177871; -113.514954 (2A km 141)
142 88 service road Kavanagh north entrance
53°11′10″N 113°31′04″W / 53.186120°N 113.517868°W / 53.186120; -113.517868 (2A km 142)
143 89 Glen Park Road (Township Road 490) 53°11′33″N 113°31′12″W / 53.192385°N 113.520113°W / 53.192385; -113.520113 (2A km 143)
City of Leduc 148 92 50 Street north / Southfork Drive west 53°14′38″N 113°32′25″W / 53.243969°N 113.540244°W / 53.243969; -113.540244 (2A km 148)
150 90 Hwy 2 (Exit 516) – Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary Interchange
Hwy 2A ends
53°15′09″N 113°33′31″W / 53.252437°N 113.558612°W / 53.252437; -113.558612 (2A km 150)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Smith[edit]

Alberta Highway 2A shield

Highway 2A
Route information
Length: 15 km (9 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 2 near Hondo
North end: Smith
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Lesser Slave River No. 124 M.D.
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 2A Hwy 2A

Route description[edit]

Highway 2A, known as Highway 2A:44 by Alberta Transportation, begins Highway 2 near the hamlet of Hondo and connects with hamlet of Smith.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
M.D. of Lesser Slave River No. 124 0 0 Hwy 2 – Slave Lake, Peace River, Athabasca, Edmonton Hwy 2A begins
55°03′19″N 114°03′36″W / 55.055324°N 114.059917°W / 55.055324; -114.059917 (2A:44 km 0)
Hondo 3 1.9 road 55°04′11″N 114°01′45″W / 55.069835°N 114.029114°W / 55.069835; -114.029114 (2A:44 km 3)
Smith 15 9 road Hwy 2A ends
55°09′48″N 114°02′18″W / 55.163336°N 114.038459°W / 55.163336; -114.038459 (2A:44 km 15)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

High Prairie[edit]

Alberta Highway 2A shield

Highway 2A
Route information
Length: 27 km (17 mi)
Major junctions
East end: Hwy 2 at Triangle
West end: Hwy 49 near Guy
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Big Lakes County, Smoky River No. 130 M.D.
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 2A Hwy 2A

Route description[edit]

Highway 2A, known as Highway 2A:54 by Alberta Transportation, begins at Highway 2 at the locality of Triangle, 15 km west of the Town of High Prairie, and connects with Highway 49 near the hamlet of Guy.[2] Prior to 1990, this section was signed as Highway 2 but was renumbered at the same time that Highway 34 was renumbered to Highway 43 (present day Highway 49) north of the Town of Valleyview.[6][7]

Major intersections[edit]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
Big Lakes County Triangle 0 0 Hwy 2 north – McLennan, Donnelly, Peace River
Hwy 2 east – High Prairie, Slave Lake, Edmonton
Hwy 2A begins
56°13′59″N 117°28′41″W / 56.232989°N 117.477933°W / 56.232989; -117.477933 (2A:54 km 0)
M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 6 3.7 Hwy 747 south – Sunset House 55°25′58″N 116°48′49″W / 55.432852°N 116.813600°W / 55.432852; -116.813600 (2A:54 km 6)
27 17 Hwy 49 – Valleyview, Donnelly, Peace River Hwy 2A ends
55°27′47″N 117°08′17″W / 55.463066°N 117.137919°W / 55.463066; -117.137919 (2A:54 km 27)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Grimshaw[edit]

Alberta Highway 2A shield

Highway 2A
Route information
Length: 11 km (7 mi)
Major junctions
East end: Hwy 2 at Roma Junction
West end: Hwy 2 in Grimshaw
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Peace No. 135 M.D.
Towns: Grimshaw
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 2A Hwy 3

Route description[edit]

Highway 2A, known as Highway 2A:36 by Alberta Transportation, begins at Highway 2 at the locality of Roma Junction, 13 km west of the Town of Peace River, and terminates in the Town of Grimshaw,[2] where it passes by Mile Zero monument of the Mackenzie Highway.

Major intersections[edit]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
M.D. of Peace No. 135 Roma Junction 0 0 Hwy 2 – Grimshaw, Peace River, Edmonton Hwy 2A begins
56°13′59″N 117°28′41″W / 56.232989°N 117.477933°W / 56.232989; -117.477933 (2A:36 km 0)
Grimshaw 11 7 Hwy 2 – Fairview, Grande Prairie, Peace River Hwy 2A ends
56°11′28″N 117°36′40″W / 56.191193°N 117.611064°W / 56.191193; -117.611064 (2A:36 km 11)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 1 
  2. ^ a b c d e "2015 Provincial Highways 1 - 216 Series Progress Chart" (pdf). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-30. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Google Maps. (2016). Retrieved from https://www.google.com/maps.
  4. ^ Province of Alberta Canada 1996 Official Road Map (Map). Alberta Tourism and Small Business. § M-5.
  5. ^ Province of Alberta Canada 1997 Official Road Map (Map). Alberta Tourism and Small Business. § M-5.
  6. ^ Province of Alberta Canada 1989 Official Road Map (Map). Alberta Tourism and Small Business. § F-3, G-3.
  7. ^ Province of Alberta Canada 1990 Official Road Map (Map). Alberta Tourism and Small Business. § F-3, G-3.

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