Alberta Highway 4
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|Length:||103 km (64 mi)|
|South end:||I-15 at Coutts|
|Hwy 36 at Warner
Hwy 52 near Stirling
Hwy 61 near Stirling
|North end:||Hwy 3 in Lethbridge|
|Warner No. 5 County, Lethbridge County|
Alberta Provincial Highway No. 4 is a north-south highway in southern Alberta, Canada. It is designated a core route in Canada's National Highway System, connecting Lethbridge to the United States, and comprises the southernmost leg of the CANAMEX Corridor. Highway 4 spans approximately 103 km (64 mi) from Alberta's border with Montana to the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3). It is preceded by Interstate 15, which connects Alberta with American cities such as Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
Between Lethbridge and Stirling, Highway 4 is designated part of the Red Coat Trail, which continues as Highway 61 east towards the Saskatchewan border and continues as Highway 3 west to Highway 2 near Fort Macleod.
Interstate 15 becomes Highway 4 as it crosses the international border between Montana and Alberta. The route is a four-lane divided highway for its entire length from the Village of Coutts, which is located at the border, to Highway 3 in the City of Lethbridge. Outside urban areas, the speed limit of Highway 4 is 110 km/h (70 mph).
Generally travelling in a northwest direction from Coutts, the highway bypasses the Town of Milk River and the Village of Warner, passes by the Hamlet of New Dayton, and provides access to the Village of Stirling via Highway 846. The highway enters Lethbridge as 24 Avenue S, and then turns north onto 43 Street S to Highway 3.
Within Lethbridge, Highway 4 once continued along 24 Avenue S, beyond 43 Street S, to Highway 5 (Mayor Magrath Drive), and then continued in a northwest direction along Scenic Drive S to Highway 3.
In September 1999, Highway 4 and Interstate 15 in Montana — being the main highway between the cities of Helena and Lethbridge — was designated the First Special Service Force Memorial Highway. It was named after this force as this was the route travelled in 1942 by its Canadian volunteers to join its American counterparts for training at Fort William Henry Harrison.
|Village of Coutts||0||Begins at Montana border
Preceded by I-15
|1||Hwy 500 branches off to the east|
|County of Warner No. 5||16||Hwy 501 branches off to the west
Hwy 501 concurrency begins
|Town of Milk River||19||Hwy 501 branches off to the east
Hwy 501 concurrency ends
|County of Warner No. 5||38||Hwy 36 branches off to the north|
|46||Hwy 506 branches off to the west|
|66||Hwy 52 branches off to the west|
|74||Hwy 61 branches off to the east
Hwy 846 branches off to the south to Stirling
| Red Coat Trail concurrency begins
|County of Lethbridge||86||Crosses Hwy 845|
|89||Hwy 508 branches off to the west|
|City of Lethbridge||100||Former alignment of Hwy 4 (24 Avenue S) branches off to the west|
|102.5||Hwy 512 (1 Avenue S) branches off to the east|
|103||Ends at Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Trail)
Succeeded by Hwy 843 (43 Street N)
| Red Coat Trail concurrency ends
- Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 2
- "National Highway System". Transport Canada. 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2011-03-17.
- "2010 Provincial Highways 1 - 216 Series Progress Chart". Alberta Transportation. March 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-17.
- Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (2010 ed.). Section N–6, N-7, O–7.
- 2010 Provincial Highways 1 - 216 Series Progress Chart (map, 8 MB) by Alberta Transportation.