Alberta Highway 9
|Length:||325 km (202 mi)|
|West end:||Hwy 1 (TCH) / Hwy 797 near Langdon|
| Hwy 72 at Beiseker
Hwy 10 / Hwy 56 in Drumheller
Hwy 27 / Hwy 56 near Morrin
Hwy 36 near Hanna
Hwy 41 near Oyen
|East end:||Saskatchewan border near Alsask
continues east as Hwy 7
|Rocky View County, Wheatland County, Kneehill County, Starland County, Special Area No. 2, Special Area No. 3|
|Towns:||Irricana, Drumheller, Hanna|
|Villages:||Beiseker, Munson, Youngstown, Cereal|
Alberta Provincial Highway No. 9 is an east-west highway through south-central Alberta, Canada. It is designated a core route in Canada's National Highway System, connecting the Calgary Region with Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Highway 9 spans approximately 325 km (202 mi) from the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) east of Calgary to Alberta's border with Saskatchewan.
Highway 9 begins at its interchange with Highway 1 approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) east of Chestermere and 20 km (12 mi) west of Strathmore, and approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) north of Langdon via Highway 797. For its first 45 km (28 mi), Highway 9 generally runs in a north/south direction to Beiseker. At Beiseker, Highway 9 runs in an east-west direction for 64 km (40 mi) to Drumheller. It then runs north/south for 22 km (14 mi) from Drumheller to its intersection with Highway 27 east of Morrin. The highway then runs east/west for the balance of route to the Saskatchewan border, providing connections to Hanna and Oyen as well as numerous smaller communities, and generally running parallel to Highway 12 to the north. The highway continues as Saskatchewan Highway 7 in a northeast direction toward Saskatoon.
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Over the past few years, the province of Alberta has executed a number of upgrades to the highway, widening shoulders and realigning the road (most recently just west of Drumheller, although the new alignment now bypasses the Horseshoe Canyon landmark as a result). As of 2007, however, the province has yet to twin any stretch of the busy highway, and there have been calls for interchanges to be built at its junctions with Highway 21 and the Trans-Canada due to the number of fatal automobile accidents that have happened at these locations.
A full scale interchange was constructed in 2007 where Highway 9 crosses the Trans-Canada Highway. As well, the junction with Highway 21 was changed to a four-way stop in early 2011.
|Rocky View County||||0||0.0|| Hwy 1 (TCH) – Strathmore, Medicine Hat, Chestermere, Calgary
Hwy 797 south – Langdon
|Hwy 9 begins and travels north.
|||13||8.1||Hwy 564 – Delacour, Calgary|
|||19||12||Hwy 566 west – Kathyrn, Balzac, Calgary|
|||33||21||Hwy 567 west – Airdrie, Cochrane|
|Irricana||35||22||UAR 144 west|
|Beiseker||43||27||UAR 141 west|
|44||27|| Hwy 72 west – Crossfield
Hwy 806 north – Acme, Linden
|Hwy 9 branches east.|
|Wheatland County /
|||64||40||Hwy 21 – Three Hills, Strathmore|
|||70||43||Hwy 836 north – Carbon|
|||83||52||Hwy 840 south – Rosebud, Standard|
|Kneehill County||||99||62||Hwy 841 south – Dalum|
|Town of Drumheller||107||66||5 Street SE
Hwy 10 east / Hwy 56 south (Railway Avenue S) – East Coulee, Bassano
|Hwy 9 branches northwest
Hwy 56 concurrency begins
|108||67||2 Street SW
Hwy 575 west (South Dinosaur Trail) – Nacmine, Carbon
|Hwy 9/56 branches north|
|108.5||67.4||Crosses Red Deer River|
|109||68||Hwy 838 west (North Dinosaur Trail) – Royal Tyrrell Museum|
|110||68||Hwy 576 east|
|Starland County||Munson||119||74||Township Road 302|
|||129||80|| Hwy 27 west – Morrin, Three Hills, Olds
Hwy 56 north – Big Valley, Stettler, Camrose
|Hwy 9 branches east.
Hwy 56 concurrency ends.
|||142||88||Hwy 849 south – Michichi, Rosedale|
|||152||94||Hwy 851 – Delia|
|||162||101||UAR 122 north – Craigmyle|
|Special Area No. 2||||173||107||Hwy 855 north – Endiang, Halkirk|
|||175||109||Hwy 862 south – Gem|
|Hanna||182||113||Range Road 144|
|||190||120||Hwy 36 north – Castor, Killam, Viking||Hwy 36 concurrency begins.|
|||193||120||Hwy 36 south – Brooks, Vauxhall, Taber||Hwy 36 concurrency ends.|
|Special Area No. 3||Youngstown||238||148||Hwy 884 south – Jenner, Suffield||Hwy 884 concurrency begins.|
|||245||152||Hwy 884 north – Veteran||Hwy 884 concurrency ends.|
|Cereal||268||167||Hwy 886 – Consort, Buffalo|
|Oyen||292||181||Hwy 41 – Consort, Oyen, Medicine Hat|
|||310||190||Hwy 899 north – Altario, Provost||Hwy 899 concurrency begins.|
|||311||193||Hwy 899 south||Hwy 899 concurrency ends.|
|Sibbald||314||195||Range Road 20|
|||325||202||Alberta – Saskatchewan border|
|Continues as Hwy 7 east – Alsask, Kindersley, Rosetown, Saskatoon|
- Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 3
- "National Highway System". Transport Canada. 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2011-03-14.
- "2010 Provincial Highways 1 - 216 Series Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-14.
- Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (2010 ed.). Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. § L–6, L-7, L–8.
- 2010 Provincial Highways 1 - 216 Series Progress Chart (map, 8 MB) by Alberta Transportation.
- Mile by Mile. Alberta Highway # 9