Highway 14X shield
Highway 14X
Route information
Length3.1 km[1] (1.9 mi)
1996-1999: 6.4 km (4.0 mi)
Existed1950s–1999
Major junctions
South end Hwy 14 / Sherwood Park Fwy
North end Hwy 16A / Baseline Rd
Location
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
Specialized and rural municipalitiesStrathcona County
Major citiesEdmonton
Highway system
Hwy 14 Hwy 15

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 14X, commonly referred to as Highway 14X, was the designation of a former spur route of Highway 14 in Alberta, Canada. It was a short north-south provincial highway located in Strathcona County between Edmonton and Sherwood Park and is now part of Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216).

History

In the early 1950s, Highway 14 was a gravel highway which entered the Edmonton area from the southeast, briefly traveled north-south along Range Road 234, and then turned west and entered Edmonton along Wye Road (76 Avenue) and 82 (Whyte) Avenue.[2][3] At the same time, Highway 16 entered region from the east along Township Road 532, briefly turned south along Range Road 234, and then west along Baseline Road into Edmonton where it became 101 Avenue.[2][3] When Highway 14 was paved in the mid-1950s, the 3.2 km (2.0 mi) section of Range Road 234 connecting Highways 14 and 16 was also paved and became Highway 14X;[4] in the late 1950s, Highway 16 was realigned to enter Edmonton along 118 Avenue and the former section became Highway 16A.[5]

In 1968, a cloverleaf interchange was opened at the Highway 14X/14 junction as part of the Sherwood Park Freeway construction. In the early 1970s, Highway 14X and the north-south section of Highway 16A were divided with interchanges being opened at Highway 16 in 1971 and Baseline Road in 1975,[6] in conjunction with the province establishing a Restricted Development Area around Edmonton which included Highway 14X.[7] In 1996, Highway 16A was decommissioned and Highway 14X was extended north by renumbering to Highway 16,[8] extending the length of Highway 14X to 6.4 km (4.0 mi); however it was short-lived, as the city of Edmonton extended Whitemud Drive to Highway 14, located 3.4 km (2.1 mi) south of Sherwood Park Freeway. In 1999, Highway 14 was realigned to follow Whitemud Drive and as part of the Highway 14 realignment, Highway 14X was renumbered to Highway 216.[9]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Strathcona County. All exits are unnumbered.

km[1]miDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 Hwy 14 east – WainwrightContinued south; present-day part of Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216)
Hwy 14 west (Sherwood Park Freeway) / Wye Road east – Edmonton, Sherwood ParkSouthern terminus
3.11.9 Hwy 16A west (101 Avenue) / Baseline Road east – Edmonton, Sherwood ParkNorthern terminus (pre-1996); continued as Hwy 16A
5.8–
6.4
3.6–
4.0
  Hwy 16 (TCH) (Yellowhead Trail) – Edmonton, LloydminsterNorthern terminus (1996-1999)
Meridian StreetFreeway ended and continued north as Meridian Street; replaced by Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former

References

  1. ^ a b Google (January 22, 2017). "Former Highway 14X in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b The H.M. Gousha Company (1951). Shell Map of Montana (Map). The Shell Oil Company. Southern Alberta inset. §§ D-5, D-6, E-5, E-6.
  3. ^ a b The H.M. Gousha Company (1956). Shell Map of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba (Map). The Shell Oil Company. Edmonton inset.
  4. ^ The H.M. Gousha Company (1956). "British Columbia–Alberta" (Map). Shell Map of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The Shell Oil Company. § C-12.
  5. ^ Department of Highways (1960). Province of Alberta Official Road Map (PDF) (Map). Government of Alberta. §§ E-6, E-7.
  6. ^ "Transportation Infrastructure Management System - Existing Structures in the Provincial Highway Corridor" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. September 28, 2012. p. 186. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Transportation/Utility Corridors" (PDF). Government of Alberta. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  8. ^ Alberta Economic Development and Tourism (1996). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Government of Alberta. Edmonton inset.
  9. ^ Alberta Economic Development and Tourism (1999). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Government of Alberta. Edmonton inset.