Highway 17 (Alberta–Saskatchewan)

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Highway 17
Route information
Length: 159 km (99 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Saskatchewan Highway 14 (jct).svg SK 14 near Macklin, SK
 
North end: Alberta Highway 641.svg AB 641 near Onion Lake, SK
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Vermilion River County, Wainwright No. 61 M.D.
Major cities: Lloydminster
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan
Hwy 16A AB Hwy 18
Hwy 16B SK Hwy 18

Highway 17 is a highway in Canada that straddles and criss-crosses the AlbertaSaskatchewan provincial boundary. The portion from the provincial boundary at Dillberry Lake Provincial Park to the provincial boundary 0.8 kilometres (0.5 miles) north of the North Saskatchewan River is designated Alberta Provincial Highway No. 17 by Alberta Transportation, commonly referred to as Highway 17.

Highway 17 is considered a part of both provincial highway systems. The entire length of the highway is maintained jointly by the respective provincial governments.[citation needed]

Route description[edit]

In the south, Highway 17 begins in Saskatchewan (SK) at SK Highway 14 near Macklin, 3.6 km (2.2 mi) east of Alberta (AB). SK Highway 14 is the continuation of AB Highway 13.[1]

The highway first enters Alberta before reaching Dillberry Lake Provincial Park.[2][1] A short distance later, it intersects with AB Highway 610 and SK Highway 680 before reaching AB Highway 14, which becomes SK Highway 40. For 2.5 km (1.6 mi), Highway 17 runs east concurrently with AB Highway 14. The concurrency ends 0.8 km (0.50 mi) shy of the provincial boundary.[1]

From AB Highway 14 to Lloydminster, Highway 17 crosses the Battle River, passes by the Hamlet of Rivercourse, intersects SK Highway 688, and intersects AB Highway 619. Its alignment runs concurrently with the provincial boundary from north of SK Highway 688 to north of SK Highway 798, crossing the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) within Lloydminster.[1]

North of SK Highway 798, prior to its intersection with AB Highway 45 and SK Highway 3, Highway 17 briefly weaves into Saskatchewan and then Alberta before returning to the provincial boundary alignment. Further to the north, prior to crossing the North Saskatchewan River, it weaves back and forth between the two provinces again.[1] After crossing the river, the highway again returns to the provincial boundary alignment and then ends at Onion Lake where it intersects with AB Highway 641.[3][4]

Lloydminster[edit]

In Lloydminster, Highway 17 runs along the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. It is named 50 Avenue and is historically called Meridian Avenue. Despite Lloydminster's size and 50 Avenue functioning as one of the primary north–south routes in the city, the highway is an undivided two-lane road for most of its course through the city.[1]

In 2011, the City of Lloydminster commenced a project to add lanes to Highway 17. Under the project, 50 Avenue will be widened in the southern part of the city. Through downtown, where widening is not feasible, the northbound lanes of Highway 17 will run along 49 Avenue within Saskatchewan, resulting in a couplet or one-way pair of streets.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

Province Rural Municipality Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Saskatchewan Eye Hill No. 382 Macklin 0 0.0 Hwy 14 – Unity, Biggar, Saskatoon
To Hwy 13 west – Provost, Camrose
Hwy 17 begins
Signed as Saskatchewan Highway 17 (jct).svg SK Hwy 17
AB Hwy 13 begins 3.6 km (2.2 mi) to the west
52°20′50″N 109°57′36″W / 52.347170°N 109.960104°W / 52.347170; -109.960104 (17 km 0)
Senlac No. 411 16 9.9 Township Road 410 – Senlac 52°29′34″N 109°57′33″W / 52.492855°N 109.959187°W / 52.492855; -109.959187 (17 km 16)
↑ / ↓ ↑ / ↓ 25 16 Alberta – Saskatchewan boundary Cosigned as Alberta Highway 17.svgSaskatchewan Highway 17 (jct).svg AB/SK Hwy 17
52°34′08″N 110°01′28″W / 52.568825°N 110.024356°W / 52.568825; -110.024356 (17 km 25)
Alberta M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 27 17 Passes Dilberry Lake Provincial Park 52°34′45″N 110°01′28″W / 52.579096°N 110.024356°W / 52.579096; -110.024356 (17 km 27)
41 25 Hwy 610 west – Chauvin, Edgerton
To Hwy 680 east
SK Hwy 680 begins 3.2 km (2.0 mi) to the east
52°41′48″N 110°03′12″W / 52.696694°N 110.053234°W / 52.696694; -110.053234 (17 km 41)
57 35 Hwy 14 west (Poundmaker Trail) – Wainwright, Edmonton Hwy 17 turns east
Hwy 14 concurrency begins
52°51′25″N 110°03′13″W / 52.856817°N 110.053667°W / 52.856817; -110.053667 (17 km 57)
59 37 Hwy 14 east (Poundmaker Trail)
To Hwy 40 east – Cut Knife, The Battlefords
Hwy 17 turns northHwy 14 concurrency ends
SK Hwy 40 begins 0.8 km (0.50 mi) to the east
52°50′30″N 110°01′05″W / 52.841669°N 110.017930°W / 52.841669; -110.017930 (17 km 59)
↑ / ↓ 61 38 Crosses the Battle River 52°51′25″N 110°01′08″W / 52.856817°N 110.019003°W / 52.856817; -110.019003 (17 km 61)
Vermilion River County Rivercourse 79 49 Township Road 470 – Paradise Valley 53°00′58″N 110°01′46″W / 53.016172°N 110.029431°W / 53.016172; -110.029431 (17 km 79)
82 51 Hwy 688 east – Lone Rock 53°02′46″N 110°01′46″W / 53.046006°N 110.029431°W / 53.046006; -110.029431 (17 km 82)
↑ / ↓ ↑ / ↓ 83 52 Alberta – Saskatchewan boundary 53°02′55″N 110°00′23″W / 53.048741°N 110.006469°W / 53.048741; -110.006469 (17 km 83)
Saskatchewan Wilton No. 472 96 60 Hwy 619 west – Viking 53°09′42″N 110°00′19″W / 53.161632°N 110.005301°W / 53.161632; -110.005301 (17 km 96)
City of Lloydminster 107 66 25 Street Functions as Hwy 17 bypass
53°15′35″N 110°00′19″W / 53.259597°N 110.005404°W / 53.259597; -110.005404 (17 km 107)
108 67 42 Street
(Future one-way transition)[5]
Northbound traffic will transition east to 49 Avenue
53°16′34″N 110°00′20″W / 53.276103°N 110.005423°W / 53.276103; -110.005423 (17 km 107)
109 68 Ray Nelson Drive (Yellowhead Highway)
YellowheadShield.jpg Hwy 16 (TCH) west – Vermilion, Edmonton
YellowheadShield.jpg Hwy 16 (TCH) east – The Battlefords, Saskatoon
53°16′41″N 110°00′20″W / 53.2780888°N 110.005441°W / 53.2780888; -110.005441 (17 km 109)
110 68 57 Street
(Future one-way transition)[5]
Northbound traffic will transition back to 50 Avenue
53°17′35″N 110°00′20″W / 53.293114°N 110.005459°W / 53.293114; -110.005459 (17 km 110)
112 70 67 Street Functions as Hwy 17 bypass
53°18′26″N 110°00′20″W / 53.307165°N 110.005423°W / 53.307165; -110.005423 (17 km 112)
Britannia No. 502 115 71 Hwy 774 east 53°20′10″N 110°00′18″W / 53.336199°N 110.004879°W / 53.336199; -110.004879 (17 km 115)
125 78 Hwy 798 east 53°25′28″N 110°00′18″W / 53.424479°N 110.004867°W / 53.424479; -110.004867 (17 km 125)
↑ / ↓ ↑ / ↓ 129 80 Alberta – Saskatchewan boundary 53°27′31″N 110°00′20″W / 53.458747°N 110.005575°W / 53.458747; -110.005575 (17 km 129)
Alberta Vermilion River County
No major junctions
↑ / ↓ ↑ / ↓ 132 82 Alberta – Saskatchewan boundary 53°29′15″N 110°00′21″W / 53.487562°N 110.005828°W / 53.487562; -110.005828 (17 km 132)
Saskatchewan Britannia No. 502 135 84 Hwy 45 west – Marwayne, Two Hills
Hwy 3 east – Paradise Hill, St. Walburg, Prince Albert
53°30′42″N 110°00′19″W / 53.511713°N 110.005403°W / 53.511713; -110.005403 (17 km 135)
↑ / ↓ ↑ / ↓ 143 89 Alberta – Saskatchewan boundary 53°34′49″N 110°00′20″W / 53.580185°N 110.005644°W / 53.580185; -110.005644 (17 km 143)
Alberta Vermilion River County 147 91 Crosses the North Saskatchewan River 53°36′13″N 110°00′39″W / 53.603661°N 110.010952°W / 53.603661; -110.010952 (17 km 147)
↑ / ↓ ↑ / ↓ 143 89 Alberta – Saskatchewan boundary 53°34′49″N 110°00′20″W / 53.580185°N 110.005644°W / 53.580185; -110.005644 (17 km 143)
Saskatchewan Frenchman Butte No. 501 148 92 Hwy 797 east – Frenchman Butte 53°37′23″N 110°00′18″W / 53.623020°N 110.005026°W / 53.623020; -110.005026 (17 km 148)
Makaoo I.R. 120 Onion Lake 159 99 Hwy 641 west – Tulliby Lake Hwy 17 ends
53°43′03″N 110°00′21″W / 53.717493°N 110.005746°W / 53.717493; -110.005746 (17 km 159)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Concurrency terminus
  •       Route transition
  •       Unopened

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Google (November 4, 2016). "Highway 17 in Alberta and Saskatchewan" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 12, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (2015 ed.). Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. § I–8, J–8, and K–8.
  4. ^ Saskatchewan Official Road Map (Map) (2015/2016 ed.). Saskatchewan Government. § A–4 and A–5.
  5. ^ a b c "North-South Corridor Project". City of Lloydminster. Retrieved April 13, 2016.