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, stretching 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]

Whitemud Drive begins in the west 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), which is accessed through a partially signalized 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, 111 Street, Calgary Trail/Gateway Boulevard (Highway 2), 99 Street, 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 now has no traffic signals between the western and eastern junctions with Anthony Henday Drive.

Exit list[edit]

From west to east. All exits are unnumbered.

Location km[4] mi Destinations Notes
Continues as Hwy 628 west (Township Road 524) to Enoch Cree Nation (Stony Plain I.R. No. 135) and Stony Plain
Edmonton 0.0 0.0 231 Street / Range Road 261 Enters the City of Edmonton at the 231 Street west right of way
53°30′44″N 113°42′48″W / 53.51222°N 113.71333°W / 53.51222; -113.71333 (231 St)
3.6 2.2 Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216) / Hwy 2 north Partial cloverleaf interchange (Hwy 216 exit 18); Cloverstack interchange planned;[citation needed] Hwy 2 is unsigned
53°30′44″N 113°39′33″W / 53.51222°N 113.65917°W / 53.51222; -113.65917 (AHD (west))
West end of Hwy 2 designation • Freeway begins
5.5 3.4 178 Street – West Edmonton Mall Diamond interchange
53°30′44″N 113°37′48″W / 53.51222°N 113.63000°W / 53.51222; -113.63000 (178 St)
6.5 4.0 170 Street – West Edmonton Mall Divided diamond interchange
53°30′43″N 113°36′55″W / 53.51194°N 113.61528°W / 53.51194; -113.61528 (170 St)
7.7 4.8 159 Street Diamond interchange; access to 156 Street
53°30′43″N 113°35′48″W / 53.51194°N 113.59667°W / 53.51194; -113.59667 (159 St)
8.9 5.5 149 Street Trumpet interchange; no eastbound exit
53°30′44″N 113°34′45″W / 53.51222°N 113.57917°W / 53.51222; -113.57917 (149 St)
10.1 6.3 Quesnell Bridge across North Saskatchewan River53°30′23″N 113°34′0″W / 53.50639°N 113.56667°W / 53.50639; -113.56667 (N Sask Rvr)
10.4 6.5 Fox Drive – Fort Edmonton Park Trumpet interchange
53°30′13″N 113°34′0″W / 53.50361°N 113.56667°W / 53.50361; -113.56667 (Fox Dr)
12.0 7.5 53 Avenue Diamond interchange
53°29′25″N 113°34′19″W / 53.49028°N 113.57194°W / 53.49028; -113.57194 (53 Ave)
12.9 8.0 Terwillegar Drive Trumpet interchange (left exit); no access to and from 53 Avenue
53°28′57″N 113°34′12″W / 53.48250°N 113.57000°W / 53.48250; -113.57000 (Terwillegar Dr)
13.9 8.6 Rainbow Valley Bridge across Whitemud Creek53°28′57″N 113°33′16″W / 53.48250°N 113.55444°W / 53.48250; -113.55444 (Whitemud Cr)
14.8 9.2 119/122 Street Diamond interchange
53°28′59″N 113°32′28″W / 53.48306°N 113.54111°W / 53.48306; -113.54111 (119/122 St)
16.4 10.2 111 Street – Southgate Centre West end of collector/express lanes (signals on collector lanes)
53°28′58″N 113°31′1″W / 53.48278°N 113.51694°W / 53.48278; -113.51694 (111 St)
17.3 10.7 106 Street 53°28′52″N 113°30′15″W / 53.48111°N 113.50417°W / 53.48111; -113.50417 (106 St)
17.9 11.1 Calgary Trail (Hwy 2 south) – Airport, Red Deer, Calgary Southbound one-way
53°28′49″N 113°29′43″W / 53.48028°N 113.49528°W / 53.48028; -113.49528 (Calgary Tr)
18.1 11.2 Gateway Boulevard – City Centre Northbound one-way; northbound Hwy 2 access to Whitemud Drive
53°28′49″N 113°29′31″W / 53.48028°N 113.49194°W / 53.48028; -113.49194 (Gateway Blvd)
East end of Hwy 2 designation • West end of Hwy 14 designation
18.5 11.5 99 Street East end of collector/express lanes
53°28′49″N 113°29′10″W / 53.48028°N 113.48611°W / 53.48028; -113.48611 (99 St)
19.8 12.3 91 Street Diamond interchange
53°28′58″N 113°28′0″W / 53.48278°N 113.46667°W / 53.48278; -113.46667 (91 St)
21.4 13.3 75/66 Street Diamond interchange
53°29′06″N 113°26′33″W / 53.48500°N 113.44250°W / 53.48500; -113.44250 (75/66 St)
23.1 14.4 50 Street Diamond interchange
53°29′14″N 113°25′05″W / 53.48722°N 113.41806°W / 53.48722; -113.41806 (50 St)
24.7 15.3 34 Street Diamond interchange
53°29′14″N 113°23′37″W / 53.48722°N 113.39361°W / 53.48722; -113.39361 (34 St)
26.5 16.5 17 Street Diamond interchange
53°28′55″N 113°22′07″W / 53.48194°N 113.36861°W / 53.48194; -113.36861 (17 St)
Strathcona County 28.2 17.5 Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216) / Hwy 14 east Cloverleaf interchange (Hwy 216 exit 64); Hwy 14 is unsigned
53°28′58″N 113°20′33″W / 53.48278°N 113.34250°W / 53.48278; -113.34250 (AHD (east))
East end of Hwy 14 designation • Freeway ends
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.