Alberta Highway 663

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Highway 663
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation
Existed: 1964 – present
West segment
Length: 153 km (95 mi)
West end: Hwy 44 in Fawcett
Major
junctions:
Hwy 2
Hwy 63
East end: Hwy 55 west of Lac La Biche
East segment
Length: 40 km (20 mi)
West end: Hwy 881 east of Lac La Biche
East end: Torchwood Lake
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Westlock County, Athabasca County, Lac La Biche County
Major cities: Boyle, Lac La Biche
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 661 Hwy 665

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 663[2] is a highway in the province of Alberta, Canada. It runs west-east from Highway 44 near Fawcett, runs concurrent with Highway 2 and Highway 63 to Boyle. Then to a concurrency with Highway 55 (Northern Woods and Water Route) in Lac La Biche before extending north around Lakeland Provincial Park to Torchwood Lake. It is also known as Taylor Road in Boyle, and 88 Avenue in Lac La Biche.

History[edit]

In the 1940s the roads that become Secondary Highways were only dirt trails. Farmers would have to use axes to clear the brush of the boreal forest from the road allowance, and use plows and machinery pulled by horses to maintain the roads and fill in low spots that filled with water during spring melt and summer rains. These were not all weather roads, there were no snow ploughs to keep the roads clear over the winter months, so in the 1950s the larger farm trucks could only make it through a few months of the year. By 1957, the road saw an application of gravel to the surface, and was graded. A formal surveying crew came through in 1963 to clear brush and mark the path of the highway which was constructed in 1964.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

Starting from the west end of Highway 663:

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Westlock County Fawcett 0 0.0 Hwy 44 – Edmonton, Westlock, Slave Lake Western terminus
54°33′34″N 114°6′9″W / 54.55944°N 114.10250°W / 54.55944; -114.10250 (663 km 000)
17 11 Hwy 801 – Cross Lake Provincial Park 54°33′29″N 113°50′11″W / 54.55806°N 113.83639°W / 54.55806; -113.83639 (663 km 017)
Athabasca County 43 27 Hwy 812 north – Sunset Beach 54°35′14″N 113°29′3″W / 54.58722°N 113.48417°W / 54.58722; -113.48417 (663 km 043)
51 32 Hwy 2 south – Clyde, Edmonton Hwy 663 branches north; Hwy 2 concurrency begins
54°35′14″N 113°21′33″W / 54.58722°N 113.35917°W / 54.58722; -113.35917 (663 km 051)
54 34 Hwy 2 north – Athabasca Hwy 663 branches east; Hwy 2 concurrency ends
54°36′1″N 113°19′33″W / 54.60028°N 113.32583°W / 54.60028; -113.32583 (663 km 054)
Colinton 60 37 Railway Avenue 54°37′14″N 113°15′0″W / 54.62056°N 113.25000°W / 54.62056; -113.25000 (663 km 060)
63 39 Hwy 827 – Athabasca, Thorhild 54°37′4″N 113°12′27″W / 54.61778°N 113.20750°W / 54.61778; -113.20750 (663 km 063)
83 52 Hwy 63 south – Redwater, Edmonton Hwy 663 branches east; Hwy 63 concurrency begins
54°35′13″N 112°56′30″W / 54.58694°N 112.94167°W / 54.58694; -112.94167 (663 km 083)
Boyle 91 57 Hwy 63 north – Fort McMurray Hwy 663 branches east; Hwy 63 concurrency ends
54°35′16″N 112°49′3″W / 54.58778°N 112.81750°W / 54.58778; -112.81750 (663 km 091)
92 57 Hwy 831 (Lakeview Road) – Waskatenau 54°35′14″N 112°48′12″W / 54.58722°N 112.80333°W / 54.58722; -112.80333 (663 km 092)
97 60 Range Road 190 – Mewatha Beach 54°35′15″N 112°43′39″W / 54.58750°N 112.72750°W / 54.58750; -112.72750 (663 km 097)
101 63 Bondiss Drive – Bondiss 54°35′56″N 112°40′44″W / 54.59889°N 112.67889°W / 54.59889; -112.67889 (663 km 101)
144 89 Pine Avenue – Caslan 54°37′51″N 112°31′2″W / 54.63083°N 112.51722°W / 54.63083; -112.51722 (663 km 113)
Lac La Biche County 119 74 Hwy 855 – Fort McMurray, Atmore, Smoky Lake 54°37′52″N 112°25′29″W / 54.63111°N 112.42472°W / 54.63111; -112.42472 (663 km 119)
Hylo 134 83 Railway Avenue 54°40′32″N 112°12′38″W / 54.67556°N 112.21056°W / 54.67556; -112.21056 (663 km 134)
153 95 Hwy 55 – Athabasca, Lac La Biche 54°45′44″N 112°3′14″W / 54.76222°N 112.05389°W / 54.76222; -112.05389 (663 km 153)
Hwy 663 is discontinuous for 8 km (5.0 mi)
Lac La Biche County 161 100 Hwy 881 – Fort McMurray, Conklin, Lac La Biche 54°45′44″N 111°56′16″W / 54.762124°N 111.937678°W / 54.762124; -111.937678 (663 km 161)
Beaver Lake 164 102 Birch Drive 54°45′43″N 111°54′6″W / 54.76194°N 111.90167°W / 54.76194; -111.90167 (663 km 164)
201 125 Torchwood Lake Eastern terminus
54°51′37″N 111°26′1″W / 54.86028°N 111.43361°W / 54.86028; -111.43361 (663 km 201)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (April 26, 2017). "Highway 663 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 22 
  3. ^ Lac La Biche Heritage Society (2006). "Lac La Biche Yesterday and today". Our Roots. University of Calgary. p. 62. Retrieved 2009-11-05.