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Alberta Provincial Highway No. 14, commonly referred to as Highway 14, is an east-west highway in central Alberta, Canada. It stretches from Edmonton through Wainwright to the AlbertaSaskatchewan border, running parallel to the more northern Highway 16.[2] Highway 14 is about 257 kilometres (160 mi) long.

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Highway 14
Poundmaker Trail
Alberta Highway 14 Map.png
Highway 14 highlighted in red
Route information
Length257.0 km[1] (159.7 mi)
Major junctions
West end Hwy 2 in Edmonton
 
East end Hwy 40 at the Saskatchewan border
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities
Strathcona County, Beaver County, Wainwright No. 61 M.D.
Major citiesEdmonton
TownsTofield, Viking, Wainwright
VillagesRyley, Holden, Irma
Highway system
Provincial highways in Alberta
Hwy 13Hwy 15

Along with Saskatchewan Highway 40 (with which it connects at the boundary), it forms part of the Poundmaker Trail, named after Chief Poundmaker of the Cree.

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

Highway 14 begins in south Edmonton as a freeway named Whitemud Drive at the Calgary Trail / Gateway Boulevard interchange, linking to Highway 2.[3] It travels east for 9 km (5.6 mi) along Whitemud Drive through neighbourhoods of southeast Edmonton until reaching the Anthony Henday Drive ring road, with which it is concurrent for 2 km (1.2 mi). Leaving the city, the highway veers east and intersects Highway 21 before the divided highway ends west of South Cooking Lake. It continues east toward Tofield where it bends southeast, paralleling the main line of the Canadian National Railway, and passes through Ryley, Poe, Holden, and Bruce before intersecting Highway 36 (Veterans Memorial Highway) in Viking. The highway continues through the communities of Kinsella, Irma, Fabyan, and Wainwright, crossing Highway 41 (Buffalo Trail). The route then travels due east and intersects Highway 17 to enter Saskatchewan. [1][4]

HistoryEdit

Highway 14 historically began in Old Strathcona at the intersection of 104 Street (Calgary Trail) and Whyte (82) Avenue, following Whyte Avenue and 79 Avenue out of Edmonton[5] until it was realigned to the newly constructed Sherwood Park Freeway further in the mid-1960s.[6] Just west of Sherwood Park, at the Highway 14X junction, Highway 14 branched south for 6 km (3.7 mi) along present-day Anthony Henday Drive before it turned east. In the 1980s, Highway 14 was rerouted to follow Whitemud Drive into the city; however it followed 50 Street and Sherwood Park Freeway as at the time Whitemud Drive terminated at 34 Street.[7] In 1999, Whitemud Drive was extended to present-day Anthony Henday Drive and Highway 14 was changed to its current alignment.[8]

Major intersectionsEdit

From west to east:[9]

Rural/specialized municipalityLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
City of Edmonton0.0–
0.6
0.0–
0.37
Continues as    Whitemud Drive west (Hwy 2 north) to Hwy 16 (TCH) west – St. Albert, Jasper
   Calgary Trail (Hwy 2 south) – Airport, Red Deer, Calgary
Gateway Boulevard north – City Centre
99 Street
Interchange; part of Whitemud Drive
1.91.291 StreetInterchange
3.62.275 Street / 66 StreetInterchange
5.23.250 StreetInterchange
6.84.234 StreetInterchange
8.65.317 StreetInterchange
Strathcona County10.36.4  Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216 north)
  Hwy 628 east (Township Road 522)
Interchange (Hwy 216 exit 64)
Hwy 14 branches south; west end of Hwy 216 concurrency
11.9–
15.5
7.4–
9.6
  Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216 west)Bretona Interchange[10] (Hwy 216 exit 66)
Hwy 14 branches east; east end of Hwy 216 concurrency
West end of Poundmaker Trail
20.112.5  Hwy 21 – Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, CamroseInterchange
27.116.8Divided highway ends
27.317.0  Hwy 824 north – Ardrossan
South Cooking Lake29.118.1South Cooking Lake Road
Beaver County51.832.2  Hwy 630 north – Lindbrook, Sherwood Park
  Hwy 833 south – Camrose
Tofield59.837.2  To Hwy 834 north (46 Avenue)Tofield west access
61.138.046 AvenueTofield east access
63.339.3  Hwy 834 – Chipman, Round Hill
Ryley78.548.8  Hwy 854 south – BawlfWest end of Hwy 854 concurrency
80.349.9  Hwy 854 north – MundareEast end of Hwy 854 concurrency
Holden93.157.8  Hwy 855 – Mundare, Daysland
Bruce107.666.9  Hwy 857 – Vegreville
Viking127.579.2  Hwy 36 – Two Hills, Killam
129.380.3  To Hwy 619 east (Range Road 130)
143.889.4  Hwy 26 west – Camrose
Kinsella147.891.8  Hwy 870 south – LougheedWest end of Hwy 870 concurrency
148.692.3  Hwy 870 north – InnisfreeEast end of Hwy 870 concurrency
M.D. of Wainwright No. 61Irma170.3105.8  Hwy 881 – Mannville, Hardisty
185.2115.1  Hwy 883 north
187.2116.3Crosses the Battle River
Fabyan188.9117.4Range Road 75
Wainwright198.3123.21 Street – CFB Wainwright
201.6125.3  Hwy 41 – Vermilion, Consort
216.2134.3  Hwy 610 south – Edgerton, Ribstone, Chauvin
222.7138.4  Hwy 894 northWest end of Hwy 894 concurrency
226.0140.4  Hwy 894 south – EdgertonEast end of Hwy 894 concurrency
232.5144.5  Hwy 897 north – Paradise Valley, Kitscoty
253.8157.7   Hwy 17 south – Dillberry Lake Provincial Park, MacklinWest end of Hwy 17 concurrency
256.2159.2   Hwy 17 north – LloydminsterEast end of Hwy 17 concurrency
257.0159.7AlbertaSaskatchewan border
Continues as   Hwy 40 (Poundmaker Trail) – Cut Knife, The Battlefords
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Former Auxiliary RoutesEdit

There are three former auxiliary routes of Highway 14 located in the Edmonton area.

Highway 14AEdit

 

Highway 14A
LocationEdmonton
Length3.0 km (1.9 mi)

There are two former alignments of Highway 14A. The first route followed Connors Road and 83 Street between Highway 14, which at the time followed Whyte (82) Avenue, and downtown Edmonton via the Low Level Bridge. The route was phased out in the 1970s.

 

Highway 14A
LocationStrathcona County
Length5.0 km (3.1 mi)

The second route of Highway 14A was 76 Avenue through Strathcona County. Highway 14 formerly shifted south from Whyte (82) Avenue to 76 Avenue before continuing east. When the Sherwood Park Freeway opened in 1968, Highway 14 was moved to the new route and the former route was renumbered as Highway 14A. The route was phased out in the 1970s.

Highway 14XEdit

 

Highway 14X
LocationStrathcona County

Highway 14X was a spur connecting Highway 14 with Highway 16A and Highway 16. The route became part of Highway 216 in 1999.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Google (November 11, 2017). "Highway 14 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  3. ^ Google (November 11, 2016). "Highway 14 in Edmonton" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  4. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (2015 ed.). Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. § J–6, I–6, J–7, and J–8.
  5. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (1962 ed.). Government of the Province of Alberta. § Edmonton inset.
  6. ^ Province of Alberta Canada Official Road Map 1969 (Map). Government of the Province of Alberta. § Edmonton inset.
  7. ^ Province of Alberta Canada 1988 Official Road Map (Map). Alberta Tourism and Small Business. § Edmonton
  8. ^ Province of Alberta Canada Official Road Map 1999 (Map). Alberta Tourism and Small Business. § Edmonton
  9. ^ Alberta Road Atlas (2005 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. pp. 56, 57, 65, 66, and 67.
  10. ^ "Transportation Infrastructure Management System - Existing Structures in the Provincial Highway Corridor" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. September 28, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2016.

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