Alberta Highway 53

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Highway 53
Route information
Length: 223 km (139 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Hwy 22 in Clearwater County
 
East end: Hwy 36 / Hwy 608 near Forestburg
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Clearwater County, Ponoka County, Camrose County, Stettler No. 6 County, Flagstaff County
Towns: Rimbey, Ponoka, Bashaw
Villages: Donalda, Forestburg
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 52 Hwy 54

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 53, commonly referred to as Highway 53, is an east–west highway of approximately 223 km (139 mi) in central Alberta, Canada.[1][2]

From the west, Highway 53 begins at Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail) and ends at Highway 36 (Veterans Memorial Highway), passing through the communities of Rimbey, Ponoka, Bashaw, Donalda, and Forestburg.[2] It crosses the Medicine River and Blindman River west of Rimbey, and crosses the Battle River three times between Rimbey and Forestburg (west of Ponoka, within Ponoka, and between Donalda and Forestburg). Highway 53 also provides access to Big Knife Provincial Park southwest of Forestburg.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

Intersections are from west to east.[3]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[4] mi Destinations Notes
Clearwater County 0 0.0 Hwy 22 – Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House Hwy 53 western terminus
Ponoka County 15 9.3 Hwy 761 south Hwy 761 concurrency begins
25 16 Hwy 761 north Hwy 761 concurrency ends
36 22 Hwy 766 – Eckville
43 27 Crosses the Blindman River
Rimbey 44 27 Hwy 20A (50 Avenue) to Hwy 20 south
51 Street
Hwy 53 branches north
Hwy 20A concurrency begins
46 29 Hwy 20 south – Breton, Sylvan Lake Hwy 20A concurrency ends
Hwy 20 concurrency begins
48 30 Hwy 20 north – Winfield, Breton Hwy 53 branches east
Hwy 20 concurrency ends
56 35 Hwy 771 north – Pigeon Lake Provincial Park Hwy 771 concurrency begins
59 37 Hwy 771 south – Bentley Hwy 771 concurrency ends
Crestomere 70 43 Hwy 792 – Gull Lake North and south intersections are offset.
Hwy 792 concurrency for 200 m (650 ft).
84 52 Crosses the Battle River
85 53 Hwy 795 north – Usona District, Calmar
Town of Ponoka 88 55 Hwy 2 (Exit 450) – Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary Grade Separated
92 57 Hwy 2A – Maskwacis, Wetaskiwin, Lacombe, Red Deer
93 58 Crosses the Battle River
Ponoka County 96 60 Hwy 815 south – Joffre
111 69 Hwy 821 south – Tees
120 75 Hwy 822 north
Camrose County 136 85 Hwy 21 north – Camrose, Edmonton Hwy 53 branches south
Hwy 21 concurrency begins
Bashaw 142 88 UAR 206 (50 Avenue) east
143 89 Hwy 605 west
Hwy 21 south – Mirror, Delburne, Three Hills
Hwy 53 branches east
Hwy 21 concurrency ends
↑ / ↓ 162 101 Hwy 56 – Camrose, Stettler, Drumheller
County of Stettler No. 6 Donalda 171 106 Hwy 850 south
179 111 Hwy 854 north – Rosalind, Bawlf
↑ / ↓ 187 116 Crosses the Battle River
Flagstaff County 196 122 Hwy 855 north – Heisler, Daysland Hwy 855 concurrency begins
198 123 Hwy 855 south – Big Knife Provincial Park, Halkirk Hwy 855 concurrency ends
Forestburg 206 128 Hwy 856 north (53 Street) – Strome
216 134 Hwy 861 south – Galahad
222 138 Hwy 36 – Killam, Viking, Castor, Hanna
Hwy 608 east
Hwy 53 eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Google (October 31, 2016). "Highway 53 in central Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  3. ^ Alberta Road Atlas (2005 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. pp. 63, 64, 65, and 66.
  4. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2 September 2016.