Stony Plain Road

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Stony Plain Road
Location: Edmonton
Length: 16.0 km (9.9 mi)
Stony Plain Road is located in Edmonton
Stony Plain Road
Stony Plain Road
Start/End points of Stony Plain Road

Stony Plain Road is a major arterial road in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Parkland Highway is an alternative route to the corresponding section of Alberta Highway 16 in Parkland County.

Overview[edit]

Stony Plain Road[edit]

Downtown and Stony Plain Road looking east from Winterburn Road.
Stony Plain Road looking east from west of downtown.

Stony Plain Road enters Edmonton city limits at 231 Street. Soon after entering the city limits, the westbound and eastbound traffic lanes separate into two separate one-way streets. Stony Plain Road at this time refers only to the westbound street (101 Avenue), while eastbound traffic becomes 100 Avenue. Both sections cross Edmonton's ring road, Anthony Henday Drive. After Anthony Henday Northbound, there are a few eastbound lanes, to better serve Place LaRue, a commercial area with big-box stores, hotels, restaurants, and other commercial activity catering to travellers and commuters. This is especially true near the intersection with 170 Street; however, Stony Plain Road is primarily a westbound road, and the eastbound lanes end at 175 Street. After 170 Street the road again carries both directions of traffic, but 100 Avenue remains a one-way street until 163 Street. East of 170 Street the road passes by the Mayfield Common strip mall, and through some mixed residential-commercial areas (Glenwood) and a low-income neighbourhood (Britannia Youngstown). At 142 Street, Stony Plain Road becomes 102 Avenue, and continues through downtown.

103A / 104 Avenue[edit]

Oliver Square is located along 104 Avenue in the neighbourhood of Oliver.

Stony Plain Road begins again as an outshoot of 102 Avenue into the quiet, upscale residential neighbourhoods of Glenora and, after passing over Groat Road, Westmount. After crossing 121 Street, the road's name changes to 104 Avenue. 104 Avenue passes in front of the old Molson's brewery.

Prior to 1989, 104 Avenue formed the south boundary of the Old Canadian National rail yard. After the railway yard's closure, 104 Avenue became a major site of redevelopment. Here the road passes a block south of the boundary between Oliver and Downtown and the neighbourhoods of Queen Mary Park and Central McDougall, the so-called "North Edge" of downtown. In the area to either side of 116 Street, 104 Avenue is lined to north by the Oliver Square West and East strip malls and condo developments, and to the south by the Longstreet Mall and several other smaller strip malls. From 112 Street to 104 Street, 104 Avenue runs along the south side of MacEwan University City Centre Campus. Continuing east, 104 Avenue passes the 104 Street Promenade in Edmonton's warehouse district, the Bacarat Casino, and the Greyhound Bus terminal.

At 101 Street, the road again changes names to 103A Avenue, it then passes on the south side of the CN Tower, the north side of Edmonton City Hall, the south side of Edmonton Police Headquarters, and the north side of Chinatown. Eventually it merges into Jasper Avenue.

102 Avenue[edit]

102 Avenue is a short arterial road west of downtown Edmonton. The 102 Avenue is first occupied by Stony Plain Road at 149 Street. It then changes name to 102 Avenue at 142 Street. Before flying over Groat Road it passes by the Royal Alberta Museum and Government House (Alberta). Then it sees the start of Jasper Avenue at 125 Street. At 124 Street it goes from being an arterial to a collector road, as it enters the neighbourhood of Oliver. 102 Avenue comes to an end at 111 Street. 102 Avenue begins again after 110 Street as a local road, and continues through Downtown Edmonton.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

List of neighbourhoods Stony Plain Road runs through, in order from west to east:[1]

Interchanges and intersections[edit]

This is a list of major intersections, starting at the west end of Highway 16A.[1]

As Stony Plain Road (101 Avenue)[edit]

Traffic direction Intersecting road Notes Coordinates
Continues as Hwy 16A west (Parkland Highway) – Spruce Grove, Stony Plain
West-East 231 Street (Edmonton City Limits) At-grade 53°32′29″N 113°42′49″W / 53.54139°N 113.71361°W / 53.54139; -113.71361 (SPR km 00)
Winterburn Road (215 Street) Partial cloverleaf interchange 53°32′28″N 113°41′19″W / 53.54111°N 113.68861°W / 53.54111; -113.68861 (SPR km 01)
Westbound only 100 Avenue One-way transition
Eastbound traffic follows 100 Avenue
Westbound traffic follows Stony Plain Road
53°32′28″N 113°40′12″W / 53.54111°N 113.67000°W / 53.54111; -113.67000 (SPR km 03)
Hwy 216 / Anthony Henday Drive (Exit 21) Cloverstack interchange
Alberta Highway 16A.svg Hwy 16A ends.
53°32′28″N 113°39′32″W / 53.54111°N 113.65889°W / 53.54111; -113.65889 (SPR km 04)
West-East 184 Street At-grade (traffic lights)
Two-way traffic resumes.
53°32′28″N 113°38′23″W / 53.54111°N 113.63972°W / 53.54111; -113.63972 (SPR km 05.0)
178 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°32′29″N 113°37′39″W / 53.54139°N 113.62750°W / 53.54139; -113.62750 (SPR km 05.7)
Westbound only 175 Street At-grade (traffic lights)
One-way begins.
53°32′29″N 113°37′22″W / 53.54142°N 113.62287°W / 53.54142; -113.62287 (SPR km 06.0)
170 Street (to Mayfield Road) Split intersection (traffic lights) 53°32′29″N 113°36′57″W / 53.54139°N 113.61583°W / 53.54139; -113.61583 (SPR km 06.5)
West-East 163 Street At-grade (traffic lights)
Two-way traffic resumes.
53°32′29″N 113°36′10″W / 53.54139°N 113.60278°W / 53.54139; -113.60278 (SPR km 07)
156 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°32′29″N 113°35′25″W / 53.54139°N 113.59028°W / 53.54139; -113.59028 (SPR km 08)
149 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°32′30″N 113°34′41″W / 53.54167°N 113.57806°W / 53.54167; -113.57806 (SPR km 09.0)
102 Avenue At-grade Y intersection (traffic lights) 53°32′35″N 113°33′44″W / 53.54306°N 113.56222°W / 53.54306; -113.56222 (SPR km 10.0)
Continues as 102 Avenue; Stony Plain Road turns northeast
  •       Route transition

As only Stony Plain Road[edit]

Traffic direction Intersecting road Notes Coordinates
Southwest-Northeast 102 Avenue At-grade Y intersection (traffic lights) 53°32′35″N 113°33′44″W / 53.54306°N 113.56222°W / 53.54306; -113.56222 (SPR km 10.0)
136 Street At-grade 53°32′41″N 113°33′23″W / 53.54472°N 113.55639°W / 53.54472; -113.55639 (SPR km 10.5)
Groat Road Flyover 53°32′52″N 113°32′45″W / 53.54778°N 113.54583°W / 53.54778; -113.54583 (SPR km 11)
West-East 124 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°32′49″N 113°32′9″W / 53.54694°N 113.53583°W / 53.54694; -113.53583 (SPR km 12.0)
Continues as 104 Avenue

As 102 Avenue[edit]

Traffic direction Intersecting road Notes Coordinates
Continues as Stony Plain Road To Hwy 16A west
West-East Stony Plain Road At-grade Y intersection (traffic lights) 53°32′35″N 113°33′44″W / 53.54306°N 113.56222°W / 53.54306; -113.56222 (102 km 1.1)
Groat Road Flyover 53°32′35″N 113°32′25″W / 53.54306°N 113.54028°W / 53.54306; -113.54028 (102 km 2.5)
125 Street At-grade 53°32′35″N 113°32′16″W / 53.54306°N 113.53778°W / 53.54306; -113.53778 (102 km 2.7)
124 Street
(To Jasper Avenue)
At-grade (traffic lights)
City Centre traffic turns south.
53°32′35″N 113°32′9″W / 53.54306°N 113.53583°W / 53.54306; -113.53583 (102 km 2.8)
Becomes residential street.
116 Street At-grade 53°32′35″N 113°31′17″W / 53.54306°N 113.52139°W / 53.54306; -113.52139 (102 km 3.8)
111 Street At-grade 53°32′35″N 113°30′44″W / 53.54306°N 113.51222°W / 53.54306; -113.51222 (102 km 4.4)

As 103A / 104 Avenues[edit]

Traffic direction Intersecting road Notes Coordinates
Continues as Stony Plain Road
West-East 121 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°32′46″N 113°31′51″W / 53.54611°N 113.53083°W / 53.54611; -113.53083 (SPR km 12.3)
116 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°32′46″N 113°31′17″W / 53.54611°N 113.52139°W / 53.54611; -113.52139 (SPR km 12.9)
109 Street At-grade (traffic lights)
Formerly the "rathole" underpass.
Passes MacEwan University
53°32′46″N 113°30′30″W / 53.54611°N 113.50833°W / 53.54611; -113.50833 (SPR km 13.8)
105 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°32′46″N 113°30′4″W / 53.54611°N 113.50111°W / 53.54611; -113.50111 (SPR km 14.2)
104 Street At-grade (traffic lights)
Passes Rogers Place
53°32′46″N 113°29′57″W / 53.546223°N 113.499183°W / 53.546223; -113.499183 (SPR km 14.4)
101 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°32′46″N 113°29′37″W / 53.54611°N 113.49361°W / 53.54611; -113.49361 (SPR km 14.7)
Becomes 103A Avenue
100 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°32′46″N 113°29′28″W / 53.54611°N 113.49111°W / 53.54611; -113.49111 (SPR km 14.9)
97 Street At-grade (traffic lights) 53°32′48″N 113°29′14″W / 53.54667°N 113.48722°W / 53.54667; -113.48722 (SPR km 15)
92 Street / Jasper Avenue At-grade 53°32′56″N 113°28′31″W / 53.54889°N 113.47528°W / 53.54889; -113.47528 (SPR km 16)

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