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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.

Highway 15 shield

Highway 15
Edmonton area with Highway 15 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation, Edmonton, and Fort Saskatchewan
Length93.2 km[1] (57.9 mi)
Major junctions
West endAlberta Highway 16.svg Yellowhead Tr in Edmonton
East end Hwy 16 (TCH) near Mundare
and rural
Sturgeon County, Strathcona County, Lamont County
Major citiesEdmonton, Fort Saskatchewan
TownsLamont, Mundare
Highway system
Provincial highways in Alberta
Hwy 14Hwy 16

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.[3]


Route descriptionEdit

The highway begins at the intersection of 50 Street and Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail) in Edmonton.[4] 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.

Manning DriveEdit


Manning Drive
Length14.4 km[2] (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.[5]

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[citation needed].

Major intersectionsEdit

Highway 15Edit

Starting from the west end of Highway 15:

Rural/specialized municipalityLocationkmmiDestinationsNotes
City of Edmonton0.00.0
50 Street continues south
   Yellowhead Trail (Hwy 16) – Lloydminster, JasperInterchange; exit 394 on Hwy 16; Hwy 15 travels north
1.71.1137 Avenue
50 Street
Manning Drive (to Fort Road)
Hwy 15 branches northeast
  Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216)Interchange; exit 46 on Hwy 216
14.18.8  Hwy 28A north (17 Street NE) – Gibbons, Cold Lake, Fort McMurray
Sturgeon County19.111.9  Hwy 37 west – Namao, Onoway
  To Hwy 825 north – Sturgeon Industrial Park
Hwy 15 turns southeast
↑ / ↓21.213.2Crosses the North Saskatchewan River
City of Fort Saskatchewan21.813.599 AvenueInterchange
22.814.2  Hwy 21 south – Sherwood Park, Camrose
94 Street
Hwy 15 branches east
Strathcona County35.221.9  Hwy 830 south – JosephburgWest end of Hwy 830 concurrency
41.926.0  Hwy 830 north – Hwy 38East end of Hwy 830 concurrency
Lamont County45.228.1  Hwy 45 north – Bruderheim, Two Hills
51.632.1  Hwy 29 east – Hairy Hill, St. PaulHwy 15 turns southeast
Lamont53.633.3  Hwy 831 south – Elk Island National ParkWest end of Hwy 831 concurrency
55.634.5  Hwy 831 north (48 Street) – WaskatenauEast end of Hwy 831 concurrency
Chipman65.140.5  Hwy 834 south – Tofield
Hilliard78.648.8Range Road 175
Mundare90.055.9  Hwy 855 north (Sawchuck Street) – AndrewHwy 15 branches south; west end of Hwy 855 concurrency
92.257.3   Hwy 16 – Vegreville, Lloydminster, EdmontonEast end of Hwy 855 concurrency
Continues as   Hwy 855 south – Ryley, Holden
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Manning DriveEdit

Starting from the south end of Manning Drive. The entire route is in Edmonton.

0.00.0Continues as Fort Road south
137 AvenueSplit intersection (traffic signals);
Fort Road splits into parallel one-way streets south of the intersection.
0.50.31  50 Street (Hwy 15 south)  Hwy 15 designation south end;
split intersection (traffic signals)
0.650.40Clareview Station DriveNorthbound right-in/right-out
0.80.50  142 Avenue – Clareview LRT StationSplit intersection (traffic signals)
1.10.68Miller Boulevard / 144 AvenueSplit intersection (traffic signals)
2.11.3153 AvenueAt-grade (traffic signals); north end of parallel one-way streets
2.71.7158 AvenuePartial seagull intersection (traffic signals); no southbound entrance
3.01.9160 AvenueSeagull intersection
3.42.1167 AvenueAt-grade (traffic signals)
  Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216)Cloverstack interchange; exit 46 on Hwy 216
7.64.718 Street NW (to 195 Avenue)At-grade
9.96.2Meridian (1) Street NAt-grade
12.37.6  Hwy 28A north (17 Street NE) / Fort RoadAt-grade
14.48.933 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


  1. ^ Manning Drive refers only to a section of the highway entirely within Edmonton.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Length of Highway 15 in Alberta". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Manning Drive". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Highway 15 in Alberta". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  5. ^ The Honourable Ernest C. Manning, 1943-68 Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine