14 Street W (Calgary)

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14 Street W
Early morning Calgary (8664599793).jpg
14 St NW along Nose Hill Park (2013).
Location Calgary, Alberta

Southern section
14 Street SW
Length 6.0 km (3.7 mi)[1]
South end Canyon Meadows Drive
Major
junctions
Anderson Road
Southland Drive
North end Glenmore Trail

Central section
14 Street SW, 14 Street NW
Length 15.0 km (9.3 mi)[1]
South end 38 Avenue SW
Major
junctions
North end Hidden Valley Drive

Northern section
14 Street NW
Length 4.5 km (2.8 mi)[1]
South end Panatella Boulevard
Major
junctions
Stoney Trail (Hwy 201)
North end Hwy 566
(Calgary city limits)
Neighborhoods
Southern section

Central section

Northern section

14 Street W is the name of two major arterial roads and a short collector road in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; separated by the Elbow River and the West Nose Creek valley.[2] Originally proposed as a continuous route and north-south freeway, plans were cancelled in favor of 24 Street W, which became Crowchild Trail.

Route description[edit]

Southern segment[edit]

The south segment begins at Canyon Meadows Drive and is an expressway between Anderson Road and Glenmore Trail, passing by Heritage Park Historical Village and Rockyview General Hospital. 14 Street SW is part of bypass route which connects Highway 1 west and Highway 2 south, as well as part of a major north-south corridor which includes portions of Macleod Trail, Anderson Road, Glenmore Trail, and Crowchild Trail.

The City of Calgary is currently constructing transit-only lanes between Southland Drive and Glenmore Trail as part of the Southwest BRT project,[3] it scheduled to be operational in 2019.[4]

Central segment[edit]

The central portion of 14 Street W travels between the communities of Altadore and Elbow Park in the south and Hidden Valley in the north, passing through Calgary's inner city west of downtown. It starts at the intersection of 38 Avenue SW as 14 Street SW and travels north where it crosses the Bow River on the Mewata Bridge and becomes 14 Street NW. It continues north past SAIT and North Hill Centre, crossing 16 Avenue NW (Highway 1) and John Laurie Boulevard. It continues along the eastern edge of Nose Hill Park, ending in the community of Hidden Valley north of Country Hills Boulevard.

14 Street W used to be part of Highway 1A between 9 Avenue SW and 16 Avenue NW, but the designation was dropped in the 1970s.

Northern segment[edit]

The extreme northern portion of 14 Street NW connects the communities of Panorama Hills and Evanston. The northern segment is split by Stoney Trail, where ramps allow for right-in/right-out access; however grading is in place for a future partial-cloverleaf interchange. North of Symons Valley Parkway, 14 Street NW becomes a rural road and ends at the Calgary city limits at the Highway 566 intersection; continuing as Range Road 14 in Rocky View County. The roadway will be expanded to a four lane, arterial road as the future community of Keystone Hills, located to the east, is developed.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

From north to south,[2] the entire route is in Calgary.

km[1] mi Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 Canyon Meadows Drive Roadway turns east.
1.1 0.68 Anderson Road to Hwy 2 south
2.4 1.5 Southland Drive
3.6 2.2 90 Avenue SW
4.4 2.7 Heritage Drive – Heritage Park
5.3 3.3 75 Avenue SW – Rockyview General Hospital No westbound to southbound access.
6.0 3.7 Glenmore Trail to Hwy 1 west Semi-directional T interchange
2.9 km (1.8 mi) gap in 14 Street SW
8.9 5.5 38 Avenue SW
9.4 5.8 33 Avenue SW / Council Avenue
10.0 6.2 26 Avenue SW
10.9 6.8 17 Avenue SW
11.4 7.1 12 Avenue SW One-way; eastbound
11.6 7.2 11 Avenue SW One-way; westbound
11.6 7.2 10 Avenue SW – Sunalta station
11.7–
11.9
7.3–
7.4
9 Avenue SW east / Bow Trail west – City Centre Interchange; exit to 9 Ave SW, entrance from Bow Trail (6 Ave SW) only
11.9–
12.2
7.4–
7.6
Mewata Bridge crosses the Bow River
12.2 7.6 Memorial Drive Interchange; northbound to westbound exit, eastbound to southbound entrance
12.5 7.8 Kensington Road
13.1 8.1 5 Avenue NW / 6 Avenue NW
13.8 8.6 14 Avenue NW – SAIT, ACAD, Jubilee Auditorium, SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee station Diamond interchange
14.1 8.8 16 Avenue NW (Hwy 1) Diamond interchange
14.5 9.0 20 Avenue NW
14.9 9.3 24 Avenue NW
15.9 9.9 Northmount Drive
16.6 10.3 John Laurie Boulevard Single-point urban interchange; traffic signals
16.9 10.5 North Haven Drive
19.1 11.9 64 Avenue NW – Nose Hill Park
22.2 13.8 MacEwan Glen Drive / Bershire Boulevard
23.2 14.4 MacEwan Drive / Sandrac Drive
23.5 14.6 Country Hills Boulevard
23.9 14.9 Hidden Valley Drive
2.7 km (1.7 mi) gap in 14 Street NW
26.6 16.5 Panatella Boulevard
27.2 16.9 Stoney Trail (Hwy 201) Right-in/right-out (exit 52 on Hwy 201); no through traffic;
future partial cloverleaf interchange
27.7 17.2 Symons Valley Parkway
31.1 19.3 Hwy 566 (146 Avenue NW) Calgary city limits
Continues north as Range Road 14
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is not from Wikidata

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Google (December 18, 2016). "14 Street W in Calgary, AB" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Sherlock Publishing (2014). Sherlock's Map of Calgary (16th ed.). Langdon, Alberta: Sherlock Publishing. pp. E, 4, 5, 10, 11, 18, 19, 26, 34, 40, and 46. ISBN 1-895229-80-4. 
  3. ^ "Southwest BRT Route" (PDF) (Map). Transportation Infrastructure. City of Calgary. Retrieved April 3, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Project overview Southwest BRT". Transportation Infrastructure. City of Calgary. March 21, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2018. 
  5. ^ Keystone Hills Area Structure Plan (PDF) (Report). The City of Calgary. July 2015. Retrieved December 19, 2016.