Whitemud Drive

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Whitemud Drive
Whitemud Drive traverses south Edmonton, signed as Highway 14 in southeast Edmonton (highlighted in green), as Highway 2 between Calgary Trail and Anthony Henday Drive (highlighted in red), and unsigned west of Henday (highlighted in orange)
Route information
Maintained by City of Edmonton
Length 28.2 km[1] (17.5 mi)
Major junctions
West end 231 Street
  Alberta Highway 216.svg Anthony Henday Drive
Fox Drive
Terwillegar Drive
Alberta Highway 2.svg Calgary Trail
Alberta Highway 2.svg Gateway Boulevard
East end Alberta Highway 216.svg Anthony Henday Drive
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities
Strathcona County
Major cities Edmonton
Highway system
Provincial highways in Alberta

Whitemud Drive is a major east–west freeway in southern Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that stretches from 231 Street at the western city limit to Anthony Henday Drive just east of Edmonton in Strathcona County. The portion in southeast Edmonton from Anthony Henday Drive to Calgary Trail / Gateway Boulevard is designated as Highway 14, and from there until Anthony Henday Drive in west Edmonton is designated as Highway 2.[2] The portion of Whitemud Drive from 170 Street and 75 Street forms part of the Edmonton inner ring road.

Route description[edit]

At its west end, Whitemud Drive begins at an unsignalized intersection with 231 Street at Edmonton's boundary with Parkland County, and ends in the east at an interchange with the eastern leg of Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) at Edmonton's boundary with Strathcona County. The road is preceded by the western segment of Highway 628 from Stony Plain, and succeeded by an eastern segment of Highway 628 to Highway 21. It is signed as Highway 2 between the west leg of Anthony Henday Drive and Calgary Trail/Gateway Boulevard, and Highway 14 between Calgary Trail/Gateway Boulevard and the east leg of Anthony Henday Drive.

Over its course, Whitemud Drive passes at-grade signalized intersections at Winterburn Road (215 Street) and Lewis Estates Boulevard/Guardian Road in the west before passing under the western leg of Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216), to which access is provided via an interchange.

Quesnell Bridge carrying Whitemud Drive over the North Saskatchewan River, prior to its widening completed in 2011

Continuing eastward, access is provided through interchanges at 178 Street, 170 Street, 159 Street, 149 Street (limited access), Fox Drive, 53 Avenue, Terwillegar Drive, 119/122 Street, (Frontage road begins) 111 Street, Calgary Trail/Gateway Boulevard (Highway 2), 99 Street (Frontage road ends), 91 Street, 66/75 Street, 50 Street, 34 Street, 17 Street and the eastern leg of Anthony Henday Drive. Along this portion, Whitemud Drive crosses the North Saskatchewan River on the Quesnell Bridge before Fox Drive, Whitemud Creek (its namesake) before 119/121 Street, Mill Creek before 50 Street, and Fulton Creek after 17 Street. It also passes under a Canadian Pacific rail line before 99 Street and over a Canadian National rail line after 17 Street.

The last recent at-grade intersection to be upgraded to an interchange was 17 Street. The overpass has two lanes open in each direction. The construction was completed in 2013.[3] As a result, Whitemud Drive is now free-flowing within the bounds of Anthony Henday Drive.

Exit list[edit]

From west to east. All exits are unnumbered.

Location km[4] mi Destinations Notes
Edmonton 0.0 0.0 Continues as Hwy 628 west (Township Road 524) to Enoch Cree Nation (Stony Plain I.R. No. 135)
231 Street / Range Road 261 Edmonton city limits
3.6 2.2 Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216) / Hwy 2 north (unsigned) Partial cloverleaf interchange (Hwy 216 exit 18);
Cloverstack interchange planned;[5]
west end of Hwy 2 designation
5.5 3.4 178 Street – West Edmonton Mall Diamond interchange
6.5 4.0 170 Street – West Edmonton Mall Split diamond interchange
7.7 4.8 159 Street Diamond interchange; access to 156 Street
8.9 5.5 149 Street Trumpet interchange; no eastbound exit
10.1 6.3 Quesnell Bridge across North Saskatchewan River
10.4 6.5 Fox Drive – Fort Edmonton Park Trumpet interchange
12.0 7.5 53 Avenue Diamond interchange
12.9 8.0 Terwillegar Drive Trumpet interchange (left exit); no access to and from 53 Avenue
13.9 8.6 Rainbow Valley Bridge across Whitemud Creek
14.8 9.2 119 Street / 122 Street Diamond interchange
16.4 10.2 111 Street – Southgate Centre Split diamond interchange;
west end of collector/express lanes (signals on collector lanes)
17.3 10.7 106 Street
17.9–
18.1
11.1–
11.2
Calgary Trail (Hwy 2 south) – Airport, Red Deer, Calgary
Gateway Boulevard – City Centre
East end of Hwy 2 designation;
west end of Hwy 14 designation
18.5 11.5 99 Street East end of collector/express lanes
19.8 12.3 91 Street Diamond interchange
21.4 13.3 75 Street / 66 Street Diamond interchange
23.1 14.4 50 Street Diamond interchange
24.7 15.3 34 Street Diamond interchange
26.5 16.5 17 Street Diamond interchange
Strathcona County 28.2 17.5 Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216) / Hwy 14 east (unsigned) Cloverleaf interchange (Hwy 216 exit 64);
east end of Hwy 14 designation
Continues as Hwy 628 east (Township Road 552) to Highway 21
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (December 14, 2016). "Length of Whitemud Drive in south Edmonton" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved October 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Whitemud Drive–17 Street Interchange". City of Edmonton. November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  4. ^ Google (December 14, 2016). "Whitemud Drive in south Edmonton" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Whitemud Drive Planning Study Update" (PDF). City of Edmonton. April 2014. p. 3. Retrieved November 16, 2017. Figure 2: Revised configuration for ultimate Anthony Henday