|Maintained by||the City of Edmonton
and Alberta Transportation
|Length||14.5 km (9.0 mi)|
|South end||City Limits (41 Avenue SW)|
|Ellerslie Road, Anthony Henday Drive, 23 Avenue, 34 Avenue, Whitemud Drive, 51 Avenue, 63 Avenue, Whyte Avenue|
|North end||Saskatchewan Drive|
Gateway Boulevard runs in a northbound direction, beginning at the City of Edmonton limits as Highway 2. It continues past South Edmonton Common as a two-way freeway separated by a median; for this portion, the roadway actually has two names, the southbound Calgary Trail, and northbound Gateway Boulevard. Near 31 Avenue, Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulevard separate and become one-way arterials. Highway 2 continues along Whitemud Drive west, while Gateway Boulevard continues towards the city centre. Calgary Trail (104 Street) and Gateway Boulevard continue to run parallel through Old Strathcona to Saskatchewan Drive, where they end.
Gateway Boulevard was formerly known as Calgary Trail Northbound (south of 55 Avenue) and 103 Street (between 55 Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive), but in 2001, the entire stretch was renamed. Initially, the name change met with some controversy. The name Calgary Trail stood for many years, as this was Alberta's primary highway to Calgary following the rail lines. The rails once crossed Gateway Boulevard to use the High Level Bridge to enter downtown Edmonton, but now end just north of Whyte Avenue. The CPR still has a rail yard serving the industrial district along the east side of Gateway Boulevard.
List of neighbourhoods Gateway Boulevard runs through, in order from south to north.
- Blackmud Creek
- Rideau Park
- Empire Park
- Queen Alexandra
Interchanges and intersections
This is a list of major intersections, starting at the south end of Gateway Boulevard.
|Direction||Intersecting road||Current intersection type||Coordinates|
|Continues as Hwy 2 south – Edmonton International Airport, Leduc, Red Deer, Calgary|
|South-North||41 Avenue SW||Partial cloverleaf interchange A-4|
|Ellerslie Road (9 Avenue SW)||Diamond interchange|
|Hwy 216 / Anthony Henday Drive (Exit 39)||Stack interchange|
|19 Avenue NW / 102 Street||Right-in/right-out|
|23 Avenue NW||Diamond interchange|
|Freeway ends, splits into one-way pair|
|34 Avenue NW||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|G.A. MacDonald Avenue||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|Hwy 2 north / Hwy 14 east / Whitemud Drive||Diamond interchange (traffic lights)
Hwy 2 turns west.
|51 Avenue||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|54 Avenue (to Calgary Trail)||At-grade|
|Allendale Road / 63 Avenue||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|Whyte (82) Avenue||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|Saskatchewan Drive – City Centre||At-grade|
- http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2000/08/25/ctrll000825.html 'Gateway Boulevard' idea may lead nowhere. CBC News, 2000-08-25.
- "Name change brings mixed reviews". CBC News. 2000-09-26. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
- City of Edmonton map utility
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