Alberta Highway 55

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Highway 55 shieldNorthern Woods and Water Route

Highway 55
Northern Woods and Water Route
Route information
Length: 265 km (165 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Hwy 2 in Athabasca
  Hwy 63 near Atmore
Hwy 36 near Lac La Biche
Hwy 41 in La Corey
Hwy 28 in Cold Lake
East end: Hwy 55 at Saskatchewan border near Cherry Grove
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Athabasca County, Lac La Biche County, Bonnyville No. 87 M.D.
Major cities: Cold Lake
Towns: Athabasca
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 54 Hwy 56

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 55, commonly referred to as Highway 55, is an east–west highway in northeast Alberta, Canada.[1] It extends from the Saskatchewan border in the east through the City of Cold Lake and the Hamlet of Lac La Biche to the Town of Athabasca in the west where it ends at Highway 2. In Saskatchewan, it continues as Saskatchewan Highway 55. [2][3]

The entire length of Highway 55 comprises the easternmost segment of Alberta's portion of the Northern Woods and Water Route. After Athabasca, the Northern Woods and Water Route continues westward along Highway 2 and then Highway 49.

Major intersections[edit]

From west to east:

Rural/specialized municipality Location km mi Destinations Notes
Athabasca County Athabasca 0 0.0 Hwy 2 south (50 Street) – Clyde, Edmonton
Northern Woods and Water Route (Alberta).svg Hwy 2 west (50 Avenue) – Slave Lake, Peace River
Hwy 55 begins
NWRR follows Hwy 2 west
54°43′11″N 113°17′06″W / 54.7198°N 113.2851°W / 54.7198; -113.2851
1 0.62 Hwy 813 north – Calling Lake, Wabasca 54°43′13″N 113°16′38″W / 54.7204°N 113.2771°W / 54.7204; -113.2771
5 3.1 Hwy 827 south – Thorhild 54°43′07″N 113°12′31″W / 54.7185°N 113.2087°W / 54.7185; -113.2087
31 19 Hwy 63 south – Boyle, Edmonton Hwy 55 branches north, then turns east
Hwy 63 concurrency begins
54°43′58″N 112°48′16″W / 54.7329°N 112.8045°W / 54.7329; -112.8045
Grassland 45 28 1st Street W Passes through Grassland
54°49′13″N 112°41′15″W / 54.8203°N 112.6876°W / 54.8203; -112.6876
54 34 Hwy 63 north – Wandering River, Fort McMurray
Hwy 855 south – Smoky Lake
Hwy 63 concurrency ends
54°49′05″N 112°34′28″W / 54.8181°N 112.5745°W / 54.8181; -112.5745
Atmore 56 35 Local road Passes Atmore
54°49′12″N 112°31′48″W / 54.8201°N 112.53°W / 54.8201; -112.53
Lac La Biche County 69 43 Hwy 858 north – Plamondon 54°49′14″N 112°20′44″W / 54.8205°N 112.3455°W / 54.8205; -112.3455
90 56 Hwy 663 south – Hylo, Boyle 54°45′45″N 112°03′19″W / 54.7624°N 112.0553°W / 54.7624; -112.0553
Lac La Biche 94 58 101 Avenue (former Hwy 55 alignment) Hwy 55 branches south
54°45′51.5″N 111°59′35.9″W / 54.764306°N 111.993306°W / 54.764306; -111.993306
96 60 Hwy 36 south / 100 Street (former Hwy 55 alignment)
Hwy 881 north – Conklin, Fort McMurray
Hwy 55 branches south
Hwy 36 concurrency begins
54°45′16.2″N 111°58′18.6″W / 54.754500°N 111.971833°W / 54.754500; -111.971833
115 71 Hwy 36 south – Ashmont, Two Hills Hwy 55 branches east
Hwy 36 concurrency ends
54°35′41″N 111°58′15″W / 54.5948°N 111.9708°W / 54.5948; -111.9708
133 83 Hwy 866 south – McRae, Spedden 54°30′03″N 111°48′20″W / 54.5007°N 111.8055°W / 54.5007; -111.8055
145 90 UAR 225 south – Rich Lake 54°30′07.2″N 111°37′08.6″W / 54.502000°N 111.619056°W / 54.502000; -111.619056
150 93 Hwy 867 south 54°29′36″N 111°33′48″W / 54.4934°N 111.5634°W / 54.4934; -111.5634
M.D. of Bonnyville No. 87 167 104 Hwy 881 south – Therien, St. Paul 54°29′02″N 111°17′51″W / 54.484°N 111.2975°W / 54.484; -111.2975
Iron River 197 122 Range Road 70 54°26′32″N 110°54′51″W / 54.4423°N 110.9142°W / 54.4423; -110.9142
La Corey 204 127 Hwy 41 south – Bonnyville, Elk Point, Vermilion 54°26′32″N 110°45′44″W / 54.4423°N 110.7621°W / 54.4423; -110.7621
222 138 Hwy 892 – Ardmore 54°27′26″N 110°29′08″W / 54.4571°N 110.4855°W / 54.4571; -110.4855
204 127 Hwy 897 – CFB Cold Lake 54°27′25″N 110°20′05″W / 54.457°N 110.3346°W / 54.457; -110.3346
City of Cold Lake 241 150 Hwy 28 east (8 Avenue)
16 Avenue – Cold Lake Provincial Park
Hwy 55 branches south
Hwy 28 wrong-way concurrency ends
54°27′23″N 110°12′17″W / 54.45639°N 110.20472°W / 54.45639; -110.20472
246 153 50 Avenue / Centre Avenue (former Hwy 897) – CFB Cold Lake 54°24′48″N 110°12′49″W / 54.41333°N 110.21361°W / 54.41333; -110.21361 (28 km 286)
M.D. of Bonnyville No. 87 251 156 Hwy 28 west – Bonnyville, Edmonton Hwy 55 branches east
Hwy 28 wrong-way concurrency ends
54°22′10″N 110°12′20″W / 54.36944°N 110.20556°W / 54.36944; -110.20556
252 157 Hwy 897 south – Elizabeth Metis Settlement, Marwayne, Lloydminster 54°22′10.8″N 110°11′34.0″W / 54.369667°N 110.192778°W / 54.369667; -110.192778
Cherry Grove 260 160 Range Road 13 54°21′18.9″N 110°04′49.9″W / 54.355250°N 110.080528°W / 54.355250; -110.080528
264 164 AlbertaSaskatchewan border — 54°20′26″N 110°00′21″W / 54.3405°N 110.0058°W / 54.3405; -110.0058
Continues as Hwy 55 east (Northern Woods and Water Route) – Pierceland, Meadow Lake, Prince Albert
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 8 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Google (October 31, 2016). "Highway 55 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 31, 2016.