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Wye Road is a major arterial road and rural highway that links Sherwood Park from Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) on the east side of Edmonton to Highway 14 west of Tofield.[1] It is preceded by Sherwood Park Freeway, and east of Highway 21 is designated as Alberta Provincial Highway No. 630, commonly referred to as Highway 630.[2] Wye Road is part of a 40-kilometre-long (25 mi) continuous roadway that runs through Sherwood Park, Edmonton, and St. Albert that includes Sherwood Park Freeway, Whyte Avenue, portions of University Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive, Groat Road, and St. Albert Trail.

Highway 630 shield

Wye Road
Highway 630
Highway 630 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation
Length39.9 km[1] (24.8 mi)
Major junctions
West end Hwy 216 near Sherwood Park
  Hwy 21 in Sherwood Park
South end Hwy 14 near Tofield
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities
Strathcona County, Beaver County
Major citiesSherwood Park
Highway system
Provincial highways in Alberta
Hwy 629Hwy 631

Wye Road in Strathcona County, is a historic route from the early 1900s connecting Edmonton to Cooking Lake, parallel to a line of the Canadian National Railway,[3] and it and Highway 630 used to be synonymous for their entire length.[4] In the early 1990s, the portion of Highway 630 east of North Cooking Lake was realigned, resulting in the Highway 630 entering Beaver County and passing through Lindbrook[5] and subsequently paved,[6] while the original gravel route is still designated as Wye Road and links with Highway 14 near Hastings Lake.[7] The portion of Wye Road within Sherwood Park is maintained by Strathcona County and not officially part of Highway 630.[2][8]

Major intersectionsEdit

Starting from the west end of Wye Road:

Rural/specialized municipalityLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Strathcona CountySherwood Park−6.4−4.0
Continues as Sherwood Park Freeway towards Edmonton
  Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216)Interchange, exit 61 on Hwy 216;
Wye Road western terminus
−4.9−3.0Sherwood Drive, Range Road 233Traffic lights
−3.2−2.0Brentwood Boulevard, Range Road 232Traffic lights
−1.6−0.99Clover Bar Road, Range Road 231Traffic lights
0.00.0  Hwy 21 – Fort Saskatchewan, CamroseTraffic lights;
Hwy 630 western terminus
6.64.1  Hwy 824 – Ardrossan, South Cooking Lake
11.47.1  Hwy 830 – Josephburg, Half Moon Lake
North Cooking Lake21.213.2Range Road 210
26.416.4Wye Road (Township Road 514A)Wye Road leaves Hwy 630
Beaver CountyLindbrook36.922.9Township Road 512
39.924.8  Hwy 14 – Tofield, Wainwright, Edmonton
  Hwy 833 south – Camrose
Hwy 630 eastern terminus;
continues as Hwy 833
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Google (November 11, 2016). "Highway 630 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Provincial Highways 500 - 986 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Mundys map of Edmonton and suburbs". University of Calgary. Mundy Map and Blueprint Company. 1913. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  4. ^ Alberta Tourism (1990). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Government of Alberta. § I-6.
  5. ^ Alberta Tourism (1992). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Government of Alberta. § I-6.
  6. ^ Alberta Economic Development and Tourism (1996). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Government of Alberta. § I-6.
  7. ^ "County Map" (PDF). Strathcona County. May 3, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 24, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "Overall - Road Responsibility" (PDF). Strathcona County. October 17, 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 24, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.