Groat Road, looking south from 102 Avenue in the Groat Ravine.
|Maintained by||City of Edmonton|
|Length||6.4 km (4.0 mi)|
|South end||87 Avenue / Saskatchewan Drive|
|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. 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.
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. Heavy trucks are prohibited on Groat Road south of 107 Avenue.
List of neighbourhoods Groat Road runs through, in order from south to north.
|−0.6||−0.37||Through traffic follows University Avenue to Whyte (82) Avenue|
|University Avenue / Saskatchewan Drive||At-grade; roadway turns east; part of Saskatchewan Drive|
|0.0||0.0||87 Avenue / Saskatchewan Drive||Roundabout; Saskatchewan Drive continues as residential street|
|1.1||0.68||Emily Murphy Park Road – William Hawrelak Park, University of Alberta||Diamond T interchange|
|Groat Bridge crosses the North Saskatchewan River|
|River Valley Road / Victoria Park Road – City Centre||Partial cloverleaf / Directional T hybrid interchange|
|3.7||2.3||107 Avenue||Diamond interchange|
|4.5||2.8||111 Avenue – Westmount Centre||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|5.0||3.1||114 Avenue||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|5.8||3.6||118 Avenue||Traffic circle (traffic lights)|
|Continues as St. Albert Trail to Hwy 2 north|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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- City of Edmonton (2004). Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press. pp. 125–126.
- "City of Edmonton Truck Route" (PDF) (Map). City of Edmonton. April 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
- City of Edmonton map utility