Alberta Highway 58

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Highway 58
Alberta Highway 58 Map.png
Highway 58 highlighted in red
Route information
Length 325.5 km[1] (202.3 mi)
Major junctions
West end Local road near Rainbow Lake
  Hwy 35 in High Level
Hwy 88 near Fort Vermilion
East end Local road near Garden River
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities
Mackenzie County
Towns Rainbow Lake, High Level
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 56Hwy 59

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 58, commonly referred to as Highway 58, is an east–west highway in northwest Alberta, Canada.[2] It starts west of the Rainbow Lake Airport and passes through the towns of Rainbow Lake and High Level before it ends at the Wood Buffalo National Park boundary west of Garden River.[1][3]

As of 2010, the highway was 283 km (176 mi) in length.[4] An extension to Wood Buffalo National Park opened on November 8, 2011 under a joint project between Government of Alberta, the Government of Canada, and the Little Red River Cree Nation (LRRCN) to construct 58 km (36 mi) of all weather roads to provide access to the LRRCN communities of Garden River and Fox Lake.[5] The project included the 42 km (26 mi) extension of Highway 58 to its current length of 325 km (202 mi).[6]

At its western extremity, Highway 58 continues as a winter road (commonly referred to as Border Road/Powerline Road/Sierra Road), which connects to Highway 97 (Alaska Highway) in British Columbia at Fort Nelson. At its eastern extremity, Highway 58 continues as a Garden River Road within Wood Buffalo National Park to Garden River.[3]

The highway is designated as a Northern/Remote Route within Canada's National Highway System.

Major intersections[edit]

From west to east:

Rural/specialized municipalityLocationkmmiDestinationsNotes
Mackenzie CountyRainbow Lake00.0Imperial Drive
High Level14087 Hwy 35 south – Peace RiverHwy 58 branches north
Hwy 35 concurrency begins
14188 Hwy 35 north – Hay RiverHwy 58 branches east
Hwy 35 concurrency ends
197122 Hwy 88 south – Fort Vermilion, La Crete, Slave Lake
John D'Or Prairie261162Range Road 71A
325202Wood Buffalo National Park boundary
Garden River Road – Garden River
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 9
  3. ^ a b Google (October 31, 2016). "Highway 58 in northern Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "2010 Provincial Highways 1 - 216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  5. ^ "Through Federal, Provincial and First Nation collaboration Garden River all weather access road opens". Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. 2011-11-08. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-04.
  6. ^ "2012 Provincial Highways 1 - 216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-31.