Alberta Highway 28
Route map: Google
Alberta Provincial Highway No. 28, commonly referred to as Highway 28, is a highway in north-central Alberta, Canada that connects Edmonton to Cold Lake. It begins at Yellowhead Trail (Highway 16) in Edmonton as 97 Street NW, running through the city's north suburbs before entering Sturgeon County and passing CFB Edmonton. After merging with Highway 28A near Gibbons it winds through agricultural lands of north-central Alberta, roughly paralleling the North Saskatchewan River until Smoky Lake before continuing east through St. Paul County to Bonnyville. It turns northeast to CFB Cold Lake, before ending at Lakeshore Drive in the city of Cold Lake shortly thereafter.
Highway 28 highlighted in red
|Maintained by Alberta Transportation|
|Length||293 km (182 mi)|
|West end||Hwy 16 (TCH) in Edmonton|
|East end||Lakeshore Drive in Cold Lake|
|Sturgeon County, Thorhild County, Smoky Lake County, St. Paul No. 19 County, Bonnyville No. 87 M.D.|
|Major cities||Edmonton, Cold Lake|
|Towns||Bon Accord, Gibbons, Redwater, Smoky Lake, Bonnyville|
The highway is a component of Canada's National Highway System. Between Highway 28A near Gibbons and the intersection with Highway 63 near Radway, it forms part of the Edmonton-Fort McMurray corridor and is designated as a core route. For the remainder of the route from Radway to the eastern end at Cold Lake, it is designated as a feeder route.
Highway 28 was built in 1961, connecting Alberta's Lakeland to Edmonton by gravel road for the first time. Construction of the highway required splitting Mann Lake in two, creating Upper Mann Lake and Lower Mann Lake.
Prior to 2006, Highway 28 ran through St. Paul. A 46 km (29 mi) section of the current highway between Ashmont and Hoselaw was formerly designated as Highway 28A, a bypass of St. Paul. As part of an effort to simplify highway route numbering in the region, this section was re-signed as Highway 28 in 2006 forming a more contiguous route between Edmonton and Cold Lake, while Highway 28 through St. Paul was re-signed as Highway 29.
Alberta Provincial Highway No. 28X, commonly referred to as Highway 28X, was a 14-kilometre (9 mi) spur route of Highway 28. It began at Highway 28, approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Cold Lake, and travelled to the Saskatchewan boundary where it continued east as Saskatchewan Highway 55. In c. 1977, Highway 28X was part of a number of highways which were renumbered when Alberta Highway 55 was established between Athabasca and the Saskatchewan border.
Starting from the west end of Highway 28:
|City of Edmonton||−4.4||−2.7||Jasper Avenue||Former Hwy 28 southern terminus|
|0.0||0.0||Yellowhead Trail (Hwy 16) – Lloydminster, Jasper||Single-point urban interchange (Exit 389 on Hwy 16);|
Hwy 28 travels north
|7.3||4.5||Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216)||Interchange (Exit 39 on Hwy 216)|
|Sturgeon County||||8.1||5.0||Former Hwy 28A north||Interchange permanently closed and removed|
|12.0||7.5||Sturgeon Road – CFB Edmonton||Traffic signals|
|Namao||15.3||9.5||Hwy 37 – Onoway, Fort Saskatchewan||Traffic signals|
|||25.1||15.6||Hwy 642 west – Morinville|
|27.7||17.2||Hwy 803 north||Hwy 28 turns east; directional signage changes|
|Bon Accord||33.0||20.5||51 Street|
|Gibbons||39.9||24.8||Hwy 28A south – Edmonton||Trumpet interchange; Hwy 28 branches north|
|||53.3||33.1||Hwy 651 west – Legal|
|56.0||34.8||Range Road 221 – Opal|
|Redwater||59.9||37.2||Hwy 38 east (48 Avenue) – Bruderheim, Two Hills|
|Thorhild County||||69.9||43.4||Hwy 827 north – Egremont, Thorhild, Athabasca|
|76.4||47.5|| Hwy 63 north – Lac La Biche, Fort McMurray|
Hwy 829 south – Redwater
|Radway||82.6||51.3||UAR 158 south|
|Smoky Lake County||||93.0||57.8||Hwy 831 – Boyle, Lamont|
|Waskatenau||94.1||58.5||UAR 74 south|
|Warspite||104.4||64.9||UAR 104 south|
|Smoky Lake||115.7||71.9||Hwy 855 (50 Street) – Caslan, Andrew, Mundare|
|116.5||72.4||UAR 156 south|
|||139.0||86.4|| Hwy 857 south – Willingdon, Vegreville|
UAR 217 north – Bellis
|145.5||90.4||Hwy 36 north – Lac La Biche||West end of Hwy 36 concurrency|
|Vilna||153.0||95.1||UAR 116 south|
|||154.3||95.9||Hwy 859 south|
|Spedden||166.5||103.5||PAR 120 north – Garner Lake Provincial Park|
|County of St. Paul No. 19||||169.7||105.4||Hwy 866 north|
|Ashmont||176.7||109.8||Hwy 36 south – St. Paul, Two Hills||East end of Hwy 36 concurrency|
|||185.1||115.0||Hwy 867 north|
|193.5||120.2||Range Road 100 – Mallaig, Horseshoe Bay|
|198.4||123.3||Hwy 881 – Therien, St. Vincent, St. Paul|
|M.D. of Bonnyville No. 87||||206.5||128.3||Hwy 882 north – Glendon|
|Hoselaw||223.1||138.6||Hwy 41 south – St. Paul, Elk Point, Vermilion||West end of Hwy 41 concurrency|
|||233.3||145.0||UAR 96 west – Bonnyville Beach|
|Bonnyville||240.6||149.5||Hwy 41 north (55 Street) – La Corey||East end of Hwy 41 concurrency|
|242.5||150.7||Hwy 659 east (50 Avenue) – Lloydminster||Hwy 28 branches northeast|
|||247.2||153.6||Hwy 660 west|
|Fort Kent||251.9||156.5||Range Road 50|
|Beaver Crossing||278.6||173.1||Crosses the Beaver River|
|||280.4||174.2|| Hwy 55 east – Pierceland, Meadow Lake, Prince Albert|
To Hwy 897 south – Elizabeth Metis Settlement, Marwayne, Lloydminster
|Hwy 28 turns north;|
south end of Hwy 55 wrong-way concurrency
|City of Cold Lake||285.6||177.5||50 Avenue / Centre Avenue – CFB Cold Lake||Former Hwy 897|
|290.6||180.6||Hwy 55 west / 16 Avenue – Cold Lake Provincial Park, Lac La Biche||Hwy 28 turns northeast;|
north end of Hwy 55 wrong-way concurrency
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Google (January 2, 2018). "Highway 28 in Central Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
- "2016 Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 12, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
- Google (November 15, 2016). "Highway 28 in Central Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 15, 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 15, 2016.
- Maceachern, Meagan (2018-05-29). "The road to Hwy. 28 - Bonnyville Nouvelle". Bonnyville Nouvelle. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
- "Travel to St. Paul made easier with new Highway 29 designation". Alberta Transportation. October 10, 2006. Archived from the original on January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
- Travel Alberta (1976). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). The Province of Alberta. §§ H-6, H-7, H-8.
- Travel Alberta (1978–79). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). The Province of Alberta. §§ H-6, H-7, H-8.
- Tumilty, Ryan (June 6, 2012). "Eventual expansion planned for local highways". St. Albert Gazette. Archived from the original on January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
Alberta Transportation plans to twin Highway 28 and Highway 28A, running all the way into Edmonton. Functional alignment studies have been completed on all of 28A, and on Highway 28 between Gibbons and Highway 63 as well as from Edmonton to Highway 642, with the last remaining section expected soon.