Alberta Highway 15
Alberta Provincial Highway No. 15, commonly referred to as Highway 15 or Manning Drive,[a] is a highway in the Edmonton Region of Alberta, connecting northeast Edmonton to the City of Fort Saskatchewan and communities within Lamont County. It serves as an alternative to Highway 16 that bypasses Elk Island National Park. The highway follows the route of a railway line completed in 1905 by the Canadian Northern Railway. In Edmonton, the most southerly portion of the route is named Fort Road, followed by Manning Drive to the north, a developing freeway.
Edmonton area with Highway 15 highlighted in red
|Maintained by Alberta Transportation, Edmonton, and Fort Saskatchewan|
|Length||93.2 km (57.9 mi)|
|West end||Yellowhead Tr in Edmonton|
|East end||Hwy 16 (TCH) near Mundare|
|Sturgeon County, Strathcona County, Lamont County|
|Major cities||Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan|
Highway 15 is designated as a core route of Canada's National Highway System, between Highway 16 and the intersection with Highway 28A within Edmonton and is part of the Edmonton-Fort McMurray corridor.
The highway begins at the intersection of 50 Street and Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail) in Edmonton. It proceeds north along 50 Street to Manning Drive, where it diverts northeast before passing over Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216). Before leaving Edmonton, Highway 15 continues northeast past the southern terminus of Highway 28A. Within Sturgeon County, it intersects with the eastern terminus of Highway 37 and then turns southeast to cross the North Saskatchewan River and intersect with the northern terminus of Highway 21 in the City of Fort Saskatchewan. From this junction, Highway 15 travels northeast again and then east, intersecting with Highway 45 and Highway 29. It then turns southeast and passes through the towns of Lamont and Mundare. At the outskirts of Mundare, it begins a 2.1 km (1.3 mi) concurrency with Highway 855 before ending at Highway 16.
|Length||14.4 km (8.9 mi)|
Manning Drive is still under development, with the majority of its intersections at-grade, it retains its arterial road status. It was named after Alberta Premier Ernest Manning (1943–1968) in 1972.
It has formed as a highway to the historic Fort Road, which was a major route connecting Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. Fort Road has since been destroyed in places to make room for development, and the drive was renamed from Manning Freeway, however some old signs still remain.
Starting from the west end of Highway 15:
|City of Edmonton||0.0||0.0|
|Yellowhead Trail (Hwy 16) – Lloydminster, Jasper||Interchange; exit 394 on Hwy 16; Hwy 15 travels north|
Manning Drive (to Fort Road)
|Hwy 15 branches northeast|
|Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216)||Interchange; exit 46 on Hwy 216|
|14.1||8.8||Hwy 28A north (17 Street NE) – Gibbons, Cold Lake, Fort McMurray|
|Sturgeon County||||19.1||11.9|| Hwy 37 west – Namao, Onoway|
To Hwy 825 north – Sturgeon Industrial Park
|Hwy 15 turns southeast|
|↑ / ↓||||21.2||13.2||Crosses the North Saskatchewan River|
|City of Fort Saskatchewan||21.8||13.5||99 Avenue||Interchange|
|22.8||14.2|| Hwy 21 south – Sherwood Park, Camrose|
|Hwy 15 branches east|
|Strathcona County||||35.2||21.9||Hwy 830 south – Josephburg||West end of Hwy 830 concurrency|
|41.9||26.0||Hwy 830 north – Hwy 38||East end of Hwy 830 concurrency|
|Lamont County||||45.2||28.1||Hwy 45 north – Bruderheim, Two Hills|
|51.6||32.1||Hwy 29 east – Hairy Hill, St. Paul||Hwy 15 turns southeast|
|Lamont||53.6||33.3||Hwy 831 south – Elk Island National Park||West end of Hwy 831 concurrency|
|55.6||34.5||Hwy 831 north (48 Street) – Waskatenau||East end of Hwy 831 concurrency|
|Chipman||65.1||40.5||Hwy 834 south – Tofield|
|Hilliard||78.6||48.8||Range Road 175|
|Mundare||90.0||55.9||Hwy 855 north (Sawchuck Street) – Andrew||Hwy 15 branches south; west end of Hwy 855 concurrency|
|||92.2||57.3||Hwy 16 – Vegreville, Lloydminster, Edmonton||East end of Hwy 855 concurrency|
|Continues as Hwy 855 south – Ryley, Holden|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
Starting from the south end of Manning Drive. The entire route is in Edmonton.
|0.0||0.0||Continues as Fort Road south|
|137 Avenue||Split intersection (traffic signals);|
Fort Road splits into parallel one-way streets south of the intersection.
|0.5||0.31||50 Street (Hwy 15 south)|| Hwy 15 designation south end;|
split intersection (traffic signals)
|0.65||0.40||Clareview Station Drive||Northbound right-in/right-out|
|0.8||0.50||142 Avenue – Clareview LRT Station||Split intersection (traffic signals)|
|1.1||0.68||Miller Boulevard / 144 Avenue||Split intersection (traffic signals)|
|2.1||1.3||153 Avenue||At-grade (traffic signals); north end of parallel one-way streets|
|2.7||1.7||158 Avenue||Partial seagull intersection (traffic signals); no southbound entrance|
|3.0||1.9||160 Avenue||Seagull intersection|
|3.4||2.1||167 Avenue||At-grade (traffic signals)|
|Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216)||Cloverstack interchange; exit 46 on Hwy 216|
|7.6||4.7||18 Street NW (to 195 Avenue)||At-grade|
|9.9||6.2||Meridian (1) Street N||At-grade|
|12.3||7.6||Hwy 28A north (17 Street NE) / Fort Road||At-grade|
|14.4||8.9||33 Street NE (Range Road 233)||At-grade; Edmonton city limits|
|Continues as Hwy 15 east towards Fort Saskatchewan|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- "Length of Highway 15 in Alberta". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
- "Manning Drive". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
- "Canada's National Highway System - Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety. September 2016. p. 29. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
- "Highway 15 in Alberta". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
- The Honourable Ernest C. Manning, 1943-68 Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.