Alberta Highway 16A

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Highway 16A
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Segments of Highway 16A in Alberta
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation
Evansburg – Entwistle segment
Length 13.6 km[1] (8.5 mi)
West end Hwy 16 east of Wildwood
Major
junctions
Hwy 22 west of Evansburg
East end Hwy 16 / Hwy 22 in Entwistle
Parkland Highway
Length 34.8 km[2] (21.6 mi)
West end Hwy 16 west of Stony Plain
Major
junctions
Hwy 60 at Acheson
East end Hwy 216 in Edmonton
Vegreville segment
Length 9.5 km[3] (5.9 mi)
West end Hwy 16 west of Vegreville
East end Hwy 16 east of Vegreville
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities
Yellowhead County, Parkland County, County of Minburn No. 27
Major cities Edmonton, Spruce Grove
Towns Stony Plain, Vegreville
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 16Hwy 17

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 16A, commonly referred to as Highway 16A, is the designation of three alternate routes off Alberta Highway 16 (the Yellowhead highway) in Alberta, Canada. The EvansburgEntwistle section is called 16A:08 by Alberta Transportation, while 16A:24 runs through Vegreville. The section west of Edmonton is labelled 16A:14 and 16A:16 on Alberta Transportation maps, but is better known as Parkland Highway and Stony Plain Road.

Evansburg – Entwistle[edit]

Highway 16A:08 parallels Highway 16 to the north, intersecting Highway 22, and passing through Evansburg, the Pembina River Provincial Park, and Entwistle.

Major intersections[edit]

Starting from the west end of Highway 16A:[4]

Rural/specialized municipalityLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Yellowhead County0.00.0 Hwy 16 (TCH) – Edson, Jasper
2.71.7 Hwy 22 – Mayerthorpe
Evansburg8.55.3UAR 115 south (Range Road 75)
↑ / ↓9.55.9Crosses the Pembina River
Parkland County9.5–
10.5
5.9–
6.5
Passes through Pembina River Provincial Park
Entwistle13.68.5 Hwy 16 (TCH) – Edmonton
Hwy 22 south – Drayton Valley
Interchange; Hwy 16 exit 289
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Parkland Highway[edit]

Alberta Highway 16A.svgParkland Highway.svg

Parkland Highway

Length: 30.5 km (19.0 mi)
West end: Hwy 16 near Stony Plain
East end: 231 Street, Edmonton

Running for 35 km (22 mi), the Parkland Highway (Highway 16A) runs parallel to Highway 16, located 3.2 km (2.0 mi) to the north. The highway starts west of Stony Plain, Alberta near the hamlet of Carvel. Parkland Highway goes through the bedroom communities of Stony Plain, where it is a central thoroughfare, and Spruce Grove where it is the southern boundary. At Acheson it intersects with Highway 60. Highway 16A enters Edmonton along Stony Plain Road, splits into one-way streets where eastbound traffic follows 100 Avenue, before ending at Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216).

Highway 16A and the Parkland Highway were established in 1997 when the Highway 16 designation was moved to Highway 16X,[5] a bypass route that became Yellowhead Trail in Edmonton.

Major intersections[edit]

All exits are unnumbered.

Rural/specialized municipalityLocationkm[2]miDestinationsNotes
Parkland County0.00.0 Hwy 16 (TCH) – Hwy 43, JasperInterchange (Hwy 16 exit 344); eastbound entrance, westbound exit
5.43.4Parkland Drive (Township Road 530) – Spring LakeFormer Hwy 29
Town of Stony Plain10.96.850 StreetEastbound right-in/right-out
11.37.0 Hwy 779 (48 Street)Partial cloverleaf interchange
Fifth Meridian, 114° Longitude
12.88.0South Park Drive / North Park DriveTraffic signals
14.18.8Boundary RoadTraffic signals
City of Spruce Grove15.79.8Jennifer Heil Way / Campsite RoadTraffic signals
16.510.3Nelson Drive / Westgrove DriveTraffic signals
17.310.7Calahoo Road / Golden Spike RoadTraffic signals
18.011.2King Street – City CentreTraffic signals
19.011.8Century RoadTraffic signals
Parkland CountyAcheson25.716.0Range Road 264Right-in/right-out
27.317.0 Hwy 60 (Devonian Way) – DevonPartial cloverleaf interchange
City of Edmonton30.519.0231 Street, Range Road 261Edmonton city limits
32.220.0Winterburn Road (215 Street)Partial cloverleaf interchange
33.420.8One-way transition
33.4–
34.8
20.8–
21.6
Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216) / Hwy 2Cloverstack interchange (Hwy 216 exit 21); Hwy 2 is unsigned; Hwy 16A ends
Eastbound traffic continues as 100 Avenue; westbound traffic continues as Stony Plain Road towards Downtown Edmonton
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Vegreville[edit]

Highway 16A:24 runs through the Town of Vegreville as 50 Avenue.

Major intersections[edit]

Starting from the west end of Highway 16A:[4]

Locationkm[3]miDestinationsNotes
County of Minburn No. 270.00.0 Hwy 16 (TCH) – EdmontonInterchange Hwy 16 exit 481; eastbound exit, westbound entrance
Vegreville5.23.2 60 Street (Hwy 857 north) – WillingdonWest end of Hwy 857 concurrency
6.33.950 Street
7.24.5 47 Street (Hwy 857 south) – BruceEast end of Hwy 857 concurrency
County of Minburn No. 279.55.9 Hwy 16 (TCH) – LloydminsterInterchange Hwy 16 exit 492; westbound exit, eastbound entrance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Former alignments[edit]

Strathcona County[edit]

Alberta Highway 16A (1970s).svg

Highway 16A
Location Strathcona County
Length 7.2 km[6] (4.5 mi)

Highway 16 used to follow Baseline Road (101 Avenue), past Refinery Row, and linked with Highway 16 in Strathcona County. It began at the Edmonton city limits, located approximately 1.1 km (0.68 mi) east of the 50 Street intersection, and traveled east for 3.9 km (2.4 mi) to Highway 14X where it turned north for 3.3 km (2.1 mi) and terminated at Highway 16.[6] In 1996, the province reverted the Baseline Road to Strathcona County while the north-south section became part of Highway 14X.[7] Highway 14X was later renumbered Highway 216 in 1999,[8] and signed as a part of Anthony Henday Drive in 2010.

Downtown Edmonton[edit]

Alberta Highway 16A (1970s).svg

Highway 16A
Location Edmonton
Length 15.8 km[9] (9.8 mi)

The Strathcona County segment of Highway 16A used to part of a larger route which passed through central Edmonton, itself an original alignment of Highway 16.[10] At the time, Highway 16 entered west Edmonton along Stony Plain Road and followed Mayfield Road, and Highway 16A originated at the intersection Highway 16, Stony Plain Road, Mayfield Road. It travelled east along Stony Plain Road and 102 Avenue through the former town of Jasper Place for 5.3 km (3.3 mi) to 124 Street where it turned south for 150 m (490 ft) and then turned east onto Jasper Avenue for 3.9 km (2.4 mi), passing through Downtown Edmonton. At 95 Street, Highway 16A turned south for 170 m (560 ft) before turning east along Rowland Road for 1.7 km (1.1 mi) and crossing the North Saskatchewan River along the Dawson Bridge. East of 84 Street, Highway 16A followed 106 Avenue for 500 m (1,600 ft) to 79 Street (later using 84 Street), where it traveled south 900 m (3,000 ft) before turning east onto 101 Avenue and leaving Edmonton.[9][11]

Highway 16A was phased out in the early 1980s.

Route map: Google

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (January 10, 2017). "Highway 16A through Evansburg/Entwistle" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Google (January 10, 2017). "Parkland Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Google (January 10, 2017). "Highway 16A through Vegreville" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "2015 Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Highways 16 and 16X Renumbered to Provide Greater Consistency". Government of Alberta. June 4, 1997. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Google (January 10, 2017). "Old Highway 16A through Strathcona County" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Alberta Environmental Protection, Resource Data Division. 1996. Edmonton inset. 
  8. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Alberta Environmental Protection, Resource Data Division. 1999. Edmonton inset. 
  9. ^ a b Google (January 10, 2017). "Old Highway 16A through Edmonton" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Department of Public Works. 1940. Edmonton inset. 
  11. ^ Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Government of the Province of Alberta. 1962. Edmonton inset.