Alberta Highway 61

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Highway 61 shieldRedcoat Highway Coat Trail

Highway 61
Red Coat Trail
Highway 61 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 147.1 km[2] (91.4 mi)
Existed: 1960[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: Hwy 4 near Stirling
  Hwy 36 near Wrentham
East end: Hwy 889 near Manyberries
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Warner No. 5 County, Forty Mile No. 8 County
Villages: Foremost
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 60 Hwy 62

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 61, commonly referred to as Highway 61, is an east–west highway in southern Alberta, Canada. In the west, Highway 61 starts at Highway 4 north of the Village of Stirling and ends at Highway 889 east of the Hamlet of Manyberries. It is part of the Red Coat Trail, a historical route north of the Canada–US border. The Red Coat Trail continues to Saskatchewan via Highway 889 and Highway 501.[2][3]

History[edit]

In 1959, Alberta announced $100,000 of improvements to the highway, and incorporation of it to the provincial highway system the following year.[1] Paving was completed by 1961.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

From west to east:

Rural/specialized municipality Location km mi Destinations Notes
County of Warner No. 5 Stirling 0 0.0 Hwy 4 (Red Coat Trail) – Lethbridge, Coutts
Hwy 846 south (1st Street)
RedCoatTrail.png Red Coat Trail follows Hwy 4 north.
49°31′22.53″N 112°31′21.47″W / 49.5229250°N 112.5226306°W / 49.5229250; -112.5226306 (61 x 4)
Wrentham 24 15 Hwy 36 – Warner, Taber, Brooks 49°31′24.60″N 112°11′59.83″W / 49.5235000°N 112.1999528°W / 49.5235000; -112.1999528 (61 x 36)
County of Forty Mile No. 8 53 33 Hwy 877 north – Grassy Lake Hwy 61 turns south
Hwy 877 concurrency begins
49°31′09.18″N 111°48′00.07″W / 49.5192167°N 111.8000194°W / 49.5192167; -111.8000194 (61 x 877 N)
Skiff 54 34 Hwy 877 south Hwy 61 turns east
Hwy 877 concurrency ends
49°29′37.93″N 111°47′58.40″W / 49.4938694°N 111.7995556°W / 49.4938694; -111.7995556 (61 x 877 S)
Foremost 70 43 Hwy 879 north (Centre Street) – Bow Island
1st Avenue E
Hwy 61 branches south
Hwy 879 concurrency begins
49°28′44.6″N 111°26′26.5″W / 49.479056°N 111.440694°W / 49.479056; -111.440694 (61 x 879 N)
72 45 Hwy 879 south – Aden Hwy 61 branches east
Hwy 879 concurrency ends
49°27′53.9″N 111°26′26.5″W / 49.464972°N 111.440694°W / 49.464972; -111.440694 (61 x 879 S)
Etzikom 98 61 Hwy 885 North and south intersections are offset.
Hwy 885 concurrency for 110 m (360 ft).
49°28′44.16″N 111°06′08.63″W / 49.4789333°N 111.1023972°W / 49.4789333; -111.1023972 (61 x 885)
Orion 119 74 Hwy 887 north – Seven Persons Hwy 61 turns north
Hwy 887 concurrency begins
49°27′56.40″N 110°48′41.43″W / 49.4656667°N 110.8115083°W / 49.4656667; -110.8115083 (61 x 887 N)
126 78 Hwy 887 south Hwy 61 turns east
Hwy 887 concurrency ends
49°24′04.48″N 110°48′42.27″W / 49.4012444°N 110.8117417°W / 49.4012444; -110.8117417 (61 x 887 S)
Manyberries 147 91 Saskatoon Street 49°24′20.85″N 110°41′26.47″W / 49.4057917°N 110.6906861°W / 49.4057917; -110.6906861 (61 x Manyberries)
150 93 Hwy 889 (Red Coat Trail) to Hwy 501 – Medicine Hat, Hwy 41, Eastend (SK) RedCoatTrail.png Red Coat Trail follows Hwy 889 south.
49°24′46.53″N 110°40′56.28″W / 49.4129250°N 110.6823000°W / 49.4129250; -110.6823000 (61 x 889)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stirling - Manyberries Road Will Be Improved". The Lethbridge Herald. April 25, 1959. 
  2. ^ 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 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ Google (November 4, 2016). "Highway 61 in southern Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 4, 2016.