Alberta Highway 666

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Highway 666
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation
Length: 36.85 km[1] (22.90 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Creek crossing on Range Road 85
East end: Hwy 40 south of Grande Prairie
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 665 Hwy 667

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 666, commonly referred to as Highway 666,[2] is a highway in the province of Alberta, Canada. It runs mostly west-east, on mostly existing township and range roads in the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 in Northern Alberta, for 37 km. The name highway 666 is often avoided, due to its association with the Number of the Beast. However, Alberta numbers its west-east minor highways from south to north, and decided not to skip 666, despite skipping numerous other numbers.

Route description[edit]

Hwy 40 bridge over Wapiti River and Hwy 666 east terminus

It starts on Range Road 85 at a creek crossing, south of this point Weyerhaeuser Canada Corporation maintains a network of forestry roads, extending approximately 100 km (62 mi) south to the Two Lakes Provincial Park and Nose Mountain camping areas, and further to the 30 m (98 ft) high Kakwa Falls on the Kakwa River. Highway 666 travels north east on Township Road 692, Range Road 82, and Township Road 700, to the hamlet of Grovedale. It then follows the south bank of Wapiti River, with O'Brien Provincial Park in between, before meeting up with Highway 40.[1] The Highway 40 bridge over Wapiti River south of Grande Prairie also crosses Highway 666, and with separate northbound and southbound exits to Hwy 666, it makes a Trumpet/Directional-T hybrid.[3]

It is used by Forestry and the Oil and Gas industry working in the area of the Wapiti River valley, as well as for recreational use (two summer campgrounds are open in this wilderness area). It is paved for its entire length.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

Starting from the west end of Highway 666:

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
Continues as Two Lakes Road towards Two Lakes Provincial Park
M.D. of Greenview No. 16 0 0.0 Creek Western terminus
54°57′3″N 119°11′44″W / 54.95083°N 119.19556°W / 54.95083; -119.19556 (666 km 00)
Grovedale 29 18 Range Road 64, Township Road 700 Hwy 666 branches north
55°1′24″N 118°51′55″W / 55.02333°N 118.86528°W / 55.02333; -118.86528 (666 km 29)
32 20 Road – O'Brien Provincial Park 55°3′18″N 118°51′27″W / 55.05500°N 118.85750°W / 55.05500; -118.85750 (666 km 32)
36 22 Hwy 40 – Grande Prairie, Grande Cache, Hinton Partially grade separated; eastern terminus
55°4′18″N 118°47′46″W / 55.07167°N 118.79611°W / 55.07167; -118.79611 (666 km 37)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Provincial Highways 500 - 986 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 22 
  3. ^ a b Google (May 3, 2017). "Highway 666 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 3, 2017.