Alberta Highway 57

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Highway 57
Route information
Length 82 km[1] (51 mi)
Existed 1950s – 1979
Major junctions
South end Hwy 39 in Alsike
North end Hwy 16 in Entwistle
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities
Brazeau, Parkland
Towns Drayton Valley
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 56Hwy 58

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 57, commonly referred to as Highway 57, was a highway in central Alberta, Canada that served the Town of Drayton Valley and existed between the 1950s and 1979. It is now part of Highway 22 and Highway 39.[2][3]

History[edit]

Highway 57 originally was a north–south gravel highway that linked Drayton Valley to Highway 16 in Entwistle.[4] In the mid-1950s, spurred on by increased oil activity, Highway 57 was extended from Drayton Valley eastward across the North Saskatchewan River. In 1955, a ferry that started operations[5] and travelled east to the Village of Breton, terminating Highway 39.[6] In 1957, the highway was realigned across a new bridge[7] and terminated at Hamlet of Alsike, 9 km (6 mi) north of Breton.[8] In the 1970s, work was being done to establish a north-south highway west of Highway 2, as at the time Highway 22 terminated at Cremona, 40 km (25 mi) north of Cochrane.[2] In 1980, the Highway 22 designation was extended north, which included a 56 km (35 mi) section of Highway 57 being renumbered; the remaining 27 km (17 mi) section of Highway 57 became part of Highway 39.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (January 26, 2017). "Former Highway 57 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Travel Alberta (1978–79). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). The Province of Alberta. §§ J-5, I-5.
  3. ^ a b Travel Alberta (1980). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). The Province of Alberta. §§ J-5, I-5.
  4. ^ The H.M. Gousha Company (1951). Shell Map of Montana (Map). The Shell Oil Company. Southern Alberta inset. §§ D-4, E-4.
  5. ^ Martin, Isobel (1977). Forests to Grainfields. Berrymoor, Alberta: Berrymoor/Carnwood Historical Society. p. 133. ISBN 0-919213-36-7. Archived from the original on January 10, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  6. ^ The H.M. Gousha Company (1956). Shell Map of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba (Map). The Shell Oil Company. §§ C-11, D-11.
  7. ^ "Transportation Infrastructure Management System - Existing Structures in the Provincial Highway Corridor" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. September 28, 2012. p. 108. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  8. ^ Department of Highways (1960). Alberta Official Road Map (PDF) (Map). The Province of Alberta. §§ D-6, D-7.