Groat Road

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Groat Road
Groat Road.jpg
Groat Road, looking south from 102 Avenue in the Groat Ravine.
Groat Road is located in Edmonton
Groat Road
Groat Road
Start/End points of Groat Road
Namesake Maclom Groat
Maintained by City of Edmonton
Length 6.4 km[1] (4.0 mi)
Location Edmonton
South end 87 Avenue / Saskatchewan Drive
Major
junctions
Emily Murphy Park Road, Victoria Park Road, 107 Avenue, 111 Avenue
North end 118 Avenue / St. Albert Trail

Groat Road is an arterial road in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is named after Maclom Groat, a former Hudson’s Bay Company employee who settled in the present-day Groat Estates area in the 1880s.[2] Groat Road is part of a 40-kilometre-long (25 mi) continuous roadway that runs through Sherwood Park, Edmonton, and St. Albert that includes Wye Road, Sherwood Park Freeway, Whyte Avenue, portions of University Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive, and St. Albert Trail. Groat Road functions as a grade-separated parkway between 87 Avenue and 111 Avenue.[1]

Groat Road begins at the roundabout west of the University of Alberta at 87 Avenue, where it continues south as Saskatchewan Drive. It continues north with a 60 km/h (37 mph) speed limit and descends into the North Saskatchewan River valley, crossing the North Saskatchewan River along the Groat Bridge. It winds through the Groat Ravine with a 50 km/h (31 mph) speed limit, becoming 60 km/h (37 mph) north of 107 Avenue where it leaves the river valley. The Groat Road designation ends at signalised traffic circle at 118 Avenue, continuing north as St. Albert Trail.[1] Heavy trucks are prohibited on Groat Road south of 107 Avenue.[3]

Because of their short lengths, Wayne Gretzky Drive and Groat Road are the only freeways in Edmonton not to have a highway designation, until the completion of Terwillegar Drive.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

List of neighbourhoods Groat Road runs through, in order from south to north.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

This is a list of major intersections, starting at the south end of Groat Road.[4] The entire route is in Edmonton.

km[1]miDestinationsNotes
−0.6−0.37Through traffic follows University Avenue to Whyte (82) Avenue
University Avenue / Saskatchewan DriveAt-grade; roadway turns east; part of Saskatchewan Drive
0.00.087 Avenue / Saskatchewan DriveRoundabout; Saskatchewan Drive continues as residential street
1.10.68Emily Murphy Park Road – William Hawrelak Park, University of AlbertaDiamond T interchange
1.6–
1.8
0.99–
1.1
Groat Bridge crosses the North Saskatchewan River
1.8–
2.1
1.1–
1.3
River Valley Road / Victoria Park Road – City CentrePartial cloverleaf / Directional T hybrid interchange
3.72.3107 AvenueDiamond interchange
4.52.8111 Avenue – Westmount CentreAt-grade (traffic lights)
5.03.1114 AvenueAt-grade (traffic lights)
5.83.6118 AvenueTraffic circle (traffic lights)
Continues as St. Albert Trail to Hwy 2 north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition

See also[edit]

Route map:

KML is not from Wikidata

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Google (November 30, 2017). "Groat Road in Edmonton, AB" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  2. ^ City of Edmonton (2004). Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press. pp. 125–126.
  3. ^ "City of Edmonton Truck Route" (PDF) (Map). City of Edmonton. April 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  4. ^ a b City of Edmonton map utility