Highway 22X shield
Highway 22X
Calgary area with Highway 22X highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Ministry of Transportation
Length54 km[1] (34 mi)
Major junctions
East end Hwy 24 / Hwy 901 near Carseland
Major intersections Hwy 2A in Calgary
Hwy 201 in Calgary
Hwy 2 in Calgary
West end Hwy 22 near Priddis
Location
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
Specialized and rural municipalitiesWheatland County, Rocky View County, Foothills No. 31 M.D.
Major citiesCalgary
Highway system
Hwy 22 Hwy 23
Looking east at the west terminus of Alberta Highway 22X from Alberta Highway 22
Looking east at the west terminus of Alberta Highway 22X from Alberta Highway 22

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 22X, commonly referred to as Highway 22X, is a highway in and around Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta, extending 54 kilometres (34 mi) to the east from Highway 22.[2] It is concurrent with Stoney Trail (Highway 201) between 53 Street SW and 88 Street SE in Calgary, becoming a freeway and forming the southernmost portion of a ring road around Calgary.

Route description

Highway 22X begins at Highway 22 near Priddis, running east toward Calgary and at 53 Street SW it becomes concurrent with Stoney Trail (Highway 201).[1] It crosses over Macleod Trail towards the Bow River, then over Deerfoot Trail, and the concurrency ends when Stoney Trail branches north and Highway 22X continues east to its end at Highway 24 east of Calgary, continuing to Gleichen as Highway 901.[1]

History

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Until it was upgraded in the 2010s as part of the Stoney Trail ring road project, the Marquis of Lorne Trail portion of Highway 22X had earned a reputation of being an accident-prone road. Southward growth of Calgary had turned the small rural highway (it remained a 2-lane rural arterial road for many years) into an urban street that was not suited for high traffic volumes.[citation needed]

Until the late 1990s, all of Highway 22X within the City of Calgary went by the name "Marquis of Lorne Trail" (with the French variant "Marquis de Lorne" used frequently by the city, although signage retained the English version), until the owners of Spruce Meadows successfully lobbied the city to rename the portion west of Macleod Trail after the internationally known show-jumping facility. That portion of 22X is now known as "Spruce Meadows Trail". In 2009, the province announced plans to complete the southeastern portion of Stoney Trail south from Highway 1A. This project included major upgrades to the Marquis of Lorne segment of 22X west from approximately 88th Street to Macleod Trail. Completed in late 2013, the upgrade resulted in the City renaming Marquis of Lorne Trail west of 88 Street as Stoney Trail and the province also re-designated the highway as Highway 201 (the designation of the rest of Stoney Trail).[1]

Future

Alberta Transportation has plans for the Highway 22X corridor to eventually be developed into a freeway. [3]

Major intersections

Rural/specialized municipalityLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Foothills CountyPriddis0.00.0 Hwy 22 (Cowboy Trail) – Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Bragg Creek, CochraneContinues as Hwy 22 north
City of Calgary6.54.085 Street SW / 144 Street WCalgary city limits; becomes Spruce Meadows Trail
9.76.053 Street SW / Range Road 21
11.37.037 Street SW / 96 Street WIntersection closed; former Hwy 773 south
12.3–
13.7
7.6–
8.5
Stoney Trail (Hwy 201)Interchange; exit 10 on Hwy 201
Gap in Highway 22X
27.817.3 Stoney Trail (Hwy 201) / 88 Street SEInterchange; exit 96 on Hwy 201; no access to 88 Street SE to/from Hwy 22X
Rocky View CountyIndus37.423.2 Hwy 791 north / Range Road 281A – Chestermere
44.227.5Range Road 273 – LangdonFormer Hwy 797
Wheatland County54.133.6 Hwy 24 – Cheadle, Carseland, Vulcan
Hwy 901 east – Siksika Nation, Gleichen
Continues as Hwy 901 east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

Route map:

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e Google (January 4, 2017). "Highway 22X in southern Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Executive Summary" (PDF). CastleGlenn Consultants Inc. Alberta Transportation. September 2011. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 29, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2017.