Alberta Highway 69

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Highway 69
Route information
Length: 14 km (9 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Hwy 63 in Fort McMurray
East end: South of Saprae Creek
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
RM of Wood Buffalo
Major cities: Fort McMurray
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 68 Hwy 72

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 69[1] was a 14 km (8.7 mi) east–west provincial highway in northern Alberta, Canada that existed for approximately 38 years between 1975/76 and 2014/15. It is now a municipal roadway under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality (RM) of Wood Buffalo.

In the west, Highway 69 began at its intersection with Highway 63 at the south end of Fort McMurray, passing the Fort McMurray Airport and ending at a Canadian National's Lynton rail yard south of Saprae Creek and the Clearwater River.

History[edit]

Highway 69 was originally designated as a secondary road in 1975 or 1976 known as Highway 969.[2] It was redesignated as a primary highway in 1977 or 1978 and was renumbered as Highway 69.[3] In 2014, the Government of Alberta and the RM of Wood Buffalo signed an agreement that would transfer provincial land to the RM to facilitate urban development on the Saline Creek Plateau in exchange for transferring jurisdiction over Highway 69 to the RM.[4] The highway was transferred to the RM of Wood Buffalo sometime between March 2014 and March 2015.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 10 
  2. ^ Official Road Map 1976 (Map) (1976 ed.). Province of Alberta. 
  3. ^ Official Road Map 1978/79 (Map) (1978/79 ed.). Province of Alberta. 
  4. ^ Aimee Harper (January 30, 2014). "Province, municipality sign off on land-road deal". Fort McMurray Today (Sun Media Community Newspapers). Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ Provincial Highways 1 – 216 Progress Chart (Map). Alberta Transportation. March 2014. 
  6. ^ Provincial Highways 1 – 216 Progress Chart (PDF) (Map). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2016.