|Kingsway Avenue, 108A Avenue|
|Maintained by||the City of Edmonton|
|Length||3.2 km (2.0 mi)|
|West end||121 Street / 118 Avenue|
|Princess Elizabeth Avenue, 109 Street, 111 Avenue, 101 Street|
|East end||97 Street|
Kingsway, sometimes called Kingsway Avenue, is an arterial road in central Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, that runs on a northwest to southeast path, cutting through the city's normal grid pattern. It skirts just to the south of Edmonton City Centre Airport, and connects to Kingsway Mall and the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Until 1939, the road was called Portage Avenue and represented the northern boundary of development. During the 1939 royal tour of Canada, 70,000 people lined the specially constructed grandstands to see the royal motorcade with King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, and Prime Minister King, the street was renamed in honour of King George VI. In 1951, their daughter, the then Princess Elizabeth, visited Edmonton, prompting the naming of the adjacent Princess Elizabeth Avenue. It starts as 118 Avenue and turns southeast by 121 Street (where the CN rail line used to be), continues straight to 97 Street and turns east again as it becomes 108A Avenue.
Before the completion of Yellowhead Trail, Kingsway would stretch from 118 Avenue to St. Albert Trail, as Highway 2 would follow 109 Street to Kingsway, turn northwest, and continue to St. Albert Trail.
List of neighbourhoods Kingsway runs through, in order from west to east.
This is a list of major intersections, starting at the west end of Kingsway. The entire route is in Edmonton.
|0.0||0.0||Continues west as 118 Avenue|
|121 Street – Via Rail Station||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|0.3||0.19||Airport Road / 119 Street||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|0.9||0.56||Airport Road||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|1.4||0.87||Princess Elizabeth Avenue – NAIT||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|1.7||1.1||109 Street – NAIT, City Centre||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|1.9||1.2||108 Street – Kingsway Mall||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|2.1||1.3||111 Avenue||At-grade (traffic lights); at-grade LRT crossing on 111 Ave|
|2.2||1.4||106 Street||Westbound exit only|
|Passes Kingsway/Royal Alex station|
|2.8||1.7||102 Street – Royal Alexandra Hospital||At-grade|
|2.9||1.8||101 Street||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|East end of Kingsway • West end of 108A Avenue|
|3.2||2.0||97 Street||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|108A Avenue continues east (no eastbound cross traffic)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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- ^ "Edmonton Area - 1926". University of Calgary. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
- ^ a b City of Edmonton map utility