Fort Road, Edmonton

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Fort Road
Old Fort Road
Fort Road, Edmonton is located in Edmonton
Fort Road, Edmonton
Fort Road, Edmonton
Start/End points of Fort Road
Former name(s)Fort Trail
Maintained bythe City of Edmonton
Length18.0 km[1] (11.2 mi)
LocationEdmonton
South end112 Avenue / Stadium Road, Edmonton
Major
junctions
82 Street, 118 Avenue, Wayne Gretzky Drive, Yellowhead Trail, 66 Street, 137 Avenue, Manning Drive
North endHwy 15 / Hwy 28A

Fort Road was a major route in connecting Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. It was formed on the west side of the CN Rail tracks that formerly connected the two cities, and crossed the North Saskatchewan River just south of the current Highway 15 bridge. As the city of Edmonton expanded its grid street system, and realigned the highway to Manning Drive, portions of Fort Road ceased to exist. At the intersection of Fort Road and 66th street stands the Transit Hotel, which opened in 1908.[2]

Fort Road is divided into three major sections: the southern section between 112 Avenue and Wayne Gretzky Drive is a collector road through established residential neighbourhoods; the central section between Yellowhead Trail and 137 Avenue is a 4-6 lane arterial road, where it is the northern continuation of Wayne Gretzky Drive and the southern continuation of Manning Drive; and the northern section north of 153 Avenue is a rural road segmented by Anthony Henday Drive. A former alignment of Fort Road exists in Sturgeon County known as Old Fort Trail and aligns to the former crossing of the North Saskatchewan River into Fort Saskatchewan.

Major intersections[edit]

This is a list of major intersecting streets, starting at the south end of Fort Road.[3] The entire route is in Edmonton.

km[1]miDestinationsNotes
0.00.0Continues as 86 Street
86 StreetRoadway turns northeast; no exit
0.10.062115 AvenueSouth end of one-way traffic (southbound);
northbound connection via 115 Avenue, 84 Street, and 116 Avenue
0.60.3782 StreetNorth end of one-way traffic (southbound)
300 m (980 ft) gap in Fort Road
0.90.56Continues as 80 Street
80 StreetRoadway turns northeast; no exit
1.20.75120 AvenueAt-grade (traffic lights)
2.11.3Wayne Gretzky Drive / 124 AvenueAt-grade (traffic lights)
Fort Road turns north following alignment of Wayne Gretzky Drive
2.31.4 Yellowhead Trail (Hwy 16)Single-point urban interchange, exit 392 on Hwy 16
3.11.966 Street
127 AvenueSouthbound right-in/right-out
3.62.2 129 Avenue – Belvedere station
4.22.6132 Avenue
5.23.2137 AvenueSplit intersection
Continues as Manning Drive
2.8 km (1.7 mi) gap in Fort Road
8.05.0153 Avenue
9.25.726 StreetRoadway turns north, continues as 26 Street NW
100 m (330 ft) gap in Fort Road
9.35.8dead end
9.66.0167 AvenueRoadway turns west, continues as 167 Avenue NW (South of Anthony Henday Drive)
300 m (980 ft) gap in Fort Road
9.96.2167 Avenue167 Avenue NW (North of Anthony Henday Drive) turns North-East, continues as Fort Road
10.9–
11.7
6.8–
7.3
18 StreetFollows 18 Street alignment, goes by Fort Road
13.78.5Meridian Street – Changes from Fort Road NW to Fort Road NE
17.811.1 Manning Drive (Hwy 15) – Fort Saskatchewan
Hwy 28A north (17 Street NE) – Gibbons
Via 17 Street NE
18.011.2227 Avenue NERoadway turns east, continues as 227 Avenue NE
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Route map:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (29 November 2018). "Fort Road in Edmonton, AB" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Transit Hotel Turns 100". Edmonton Journal. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  3. ^ "City of Edmonton - Maps". maps.edmonton.ca. Retrieved 2016-06-12.