Alberta Highway 56

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Highway 56
Route information
Length: 246 km[1] (153 mi)
Major junctions
North end: Hwy 13 / Hwy 834 near Camrose
 
South end: Hwy 1 (TCH) near Bassano
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Wheatland County, Starland County, Stettler No. 6 County, Camrose County
Towns: Stettler, Drumheller
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 55 Hwy 58

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 56, commonly referred to as Highway 56, is a north-south highway in central Alberta, Canada. It begins 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Bassano at its intersection with Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway). It continues through Drumheller and Stettler and before ending at intersection with Highway 13 and Highway 834 9 km (6 mi) southeast of Camrose.[2]

History[edit]

Intersection of Highway 56 and Highway 10

In the early 1990s, there was talk of extending Highway 56 from the Highway 1 to the US border. This was due in large part to then Alberta Premier Don Getty, who at the time was also the MLA for Stettler. All talk of this endeavor stopped once Getty retired from politics and was succeeded as Premier by Ralph Klein.

Major intersections[edit]

Starting from the south end of Highway 56:

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Continues as Range Road 201 south towards Crowfoot Ferry
Wheatland County 0 0.0 Hwy 1 (TCH) – Calgary, Medicine Hat Hwy 56 begins
50°50′03″N 112°39′31″W / 50.83421°N 112.65870°W / 50.83421; -112.65870 (56 x 1)
20 12 Hwy 561 east Hwy 561 concurrency begins
51°00′32″N 112°39′22″W / 51.00879°N 112.65600°W / 51.00879; -112.65600 (56 x 561_east)
Hussar 23 14 Hwy 561 west – Standard Hwy 561 concurrency ends
51°02′16″N 112°39′06″W / 51.03767°N 112.65179°W / 51.03767; -112.65179 (56 x 561_west)
40 25 Hwy 564 51°11′00″N 112°37′59″W / 51.18337°N 112.63299°W / 51.18337; -112.63299 (56 x 564)
Dalum 53 33 Hwy 569 51°17′59″N 112°37′50″W / 51.29963°N 112.63046°W / 51.29963; -112.63046 (56 x 569)
Town of Drumheller 65 40 Hwy 10 east – East Coulee Hwy 56 branches northwest
Hwy 10 concurrency begins
51°24′31″N 112°37′03″W / 51.40851°N 112.61759°W / 51.40851; -112.61759 (56 x 10)
Rosedale 66 41 Hwy 10X south – Wayne 51°25′02″N 112°37′49″W / 51.417177°N 112.630334°W / 51.417177; -112.630334 (56 x 10X)
Drumheller
(Townsite)
73 45 Hwy 9 west – Calgary Hwy 10 concurrency ends
Hwy 9 concurrency begins
51°27′28″N 112°42′03″W / 51.457913°N 112.700700°W / 51.457913; -112.700700 (56 x 9_west)
74 46 2 Street SW
Hwy 575 west (South Dinosaur Trail) – Nacmine
Hwy 9/56 branches north
51°27′43″N 112°42′39″W / 51.461864°N 112.710785°W / 51.461864; -112.710785 (56 x 575)
74.5 46.3 Crosses Red Deer River51°28′04″N 112°42′43″W / 51.467779°N 112.712040°W / 51.467779; -112.712040 (Red Deer River)
75 47 Hwy 838 west (North Dinosaur Trail) – Royal Tyrrell Museum 51°28′17″N 112°42′44″W / 51.471466°N 112.712245°W / 51.471466; -112.712245 (56 x 838)
76 47 Hwy 576 east 51°28′26″N 112°42′55″W / 51.473865°N 112.715306°W / 51.473865; -112.715306 (56 x 576)
Starland County Munson 85 53 Township Road 302 51°33′48″N 112°43′26″W / 51.563234°N 112.723884°W / 51.563234; -112.723884 (56 x Munson)
95 59 Hwy 9 east – Hanna, Saskatoon
Hwy 27 west – Morrin, Three Hills
Hwy 9 concurrency ends.
51°38′56″N 112°43′18″W / 51.648989°N 112.721557°W / 51.648989; -112.721557 (56 x 27 x 9_east)
118 73 Hwy 585 – Rumsey, Trochu 51°51′10″N 112°43′18″W / 51.85264°N 112.72153°W / 51.85264; -112.72153 (56 x 585)
County of Stettler No. 6 131 81 Hwy 589 east – Byemoor, Endiang 51°58′07″N 112°43′09″W / 51.96872°N 112.71930°W / 51.96872; -112.71930 (56 x 589)
Big Valley 138 86 Hwy 590 east – Innisfail 51°58′07″N 112°43′09″W / 51.96872°N 112.71930°W / 51.96872; -112.71930 (56 x 590)
140 87 UAR 55 west 52°02′28″N 112°43′10″W / 52.040974°N 112.719322°W / 52.040974; -112.719322 (56 x UAR55)
157 98 Hwy 594 west 52°12′04″N 112°43′09″W / 52.20115°N 112.71925°W / 52.20115; -112.71925 (56 x 594)
Town of Stettler 171 106 Hwy 12 – Lacombe, Coronation, Consort 52°19′24″N 112°43′09″W / 52.323378°N 112.719272°W / 52.323378; -112.719272 (56 x 12)
171.5 106.6 51 Avenue Hwy 56 branches east
52°19′38″N 112°42′56″W / 52.327345°N 112.715626°W / 52.327345; -112.715626 (56 x 51 Ave)
172 107 46 Street Hwy 56 branches north
52°19′40″N 112°41′58″W / 52.327642°N 112.699317°W / 52.327642; -112.699317 (56 x 46 St)
County of Stettler No. 6 182 113 Hwy 601 – White Sands, Red Willow 52°24′18″N 112°41′30″W / 52.40491°N 112.69175°W / 52.40491; -112.69175 (56 x 601)
↑ / ↓ 201 125 Hwy 53 – Bashaw, Ponoka, Donalda, Forestburg 52°34′47″N 112°41′30″W / 52.57967°N 112.69179°W / 52.57967; -112.69179 (Highway 53)
Camrose County Meeting Creek 213 132 UAR 210 west 52°40′41″N 112°42′57″W / 52.67817°N 112.71594°W / 52.67817; -112.71594 (56 x UAR210)
225 140 Hwy 609 west – Edberg, Ferintosh Hwy 609 concurrency begins
52°47′05″N 112°42′48″W / 52.78463°N 112.71342°W / 52.78463; -112.71342 (56 x 609_west)
226 140 Crosses Battle River52°47′16″N 112°42′47″W / 52.78785°N 112.71303°W / 52.78785; -112.71303 (Battle River)
228 142 Hwy 609 east – Rosalind Hwy 609 concurrency ends
52°48′49″N 112°42′47″W / 52.81351°N 112.71303°W / 52.81351; -112.71303 (56 x 609_east)
246 153 Hwy 13 – Camrose, Provost
Hwy 834 north – Tofield
Hwy 56 ends; becomes Hwy 834
52°58′50″N 112°42′48″W / 52.98067°N 112.71320°W / 52.98067; -112.71320 (56 x 13 x 834)
250 160 Hwy 26 – Camrose, Viking 53°01′05″N 112°42′48″W / 53.018127°N 112.713277°W / 53.018127; -112.713277 (834 x 26)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former
  •       Concurrency terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (February 3, 2017). "Highway 56 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ "2016 Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2017.