Alberta Highway 15

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Highway 15

Edmonton area with Highway 15 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation
Length93.2 km[1] (57.9 mi)
Major junctions
West end Hwy 16 (TCH) in Edmonton
Major intersections
East end Hwy 16 (TCH) / Hwy 855 near Mundare
Specialized and rural municipalitiesSturgeon County, Strathcona County, Lamont County
Major citiesEdmonton, Fort Saskatchewan
TownsLamont, Mundare
Highway system
Hwy 14 Hwy 16

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 15, commonly referred to as Highway 15 or Manning Drive,[a] is a highway in the Edmonton Region of Alberta, connecting northeast Edmonton to the City of Fort Saskatchewan and communities within Lamont County. It serves as an alternative to Highway 16 that bypasses Elk Island National Park. The highway follows the route of a railway line completed in 1905 by the Canadian Northern Railway. In Edmonton, the most southerly portion of the route is named Fort Road, followed by Manning Drive to the north, a developing freeway.

Highway 15 is designated as a core route of Canada's National Highway System, between Highway 16 and the intersection with Highway 28A within Edmonton and is part of the Edmonton-Fort McMurray corridor.[3]

Route description

The highway begins at the intersection of 50 Street and Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail) in Edmonton.[4] It proceeds north along 50 Street to Manning Drive, where it diverts northeast before passing over Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216). Before leaving Edmonton, Highway 15 continues northeast past the southern terminus of Highway 28A. Within Sturgeon County, it intersects with the eastern terminus of Highway 37 and then turns southeast to cross the North Saskatchewan River and intersect with the northern terminus of Highway 21 in the City of Fort Saskatchewan. From this junction, Highway 15 travels northeast again and then east, intersecting with Highway 45 and Highway 29. It then turns southeast and passes through the towns of Lamont and Mundare. At the outskirts of Mundare, it begins a 2.1 km (1.3 mi) concurrency with Highway 855 before ending at Highway 16.


A significant portion of Highway 15 between Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton is currently only two lanes. This has caused headaches for local commuters; more than 23,000 vehicles cross the bridge between Sturgeon County and Fort Saskatchewan daily (a 50% increase since 2009), and there have also been several fatal collisions in recent years.[5] On March 23, 2017, the provincial NDP government announced that the bridge spanning the North Saskatchewan River connecting Sturgeon County to Fort Saskatchewan would be twinned.[6] A second project would also see the remainder of the Fort Saskatchewan-Edmonton portion twinned.[7] The twinning of the highway (Project A) was completed for the projected completion date, in the fall of 2019,[8] while work is underway on construction of the new bridge, as well as a pedestrian bridge underneath it (Project B).[7] The new bridge is expected to open in 2022, to be utilized by traffic inbound to Fort Saskatchewan; outbound traffic will use the existing bridge.[7]

Manning Drive

Manning Drive

Length14.4 km[2] (8.9 mi)

Manning Drive is still under development. With the majority of its intersections at-grade, it retains its arterial road status. It was named in 1972 after Ernest Manning, the premier of Alberta from 1943 to 1968.[9]

It has formed as an alternative highway to the historic Fort Road, which was a major route connecting Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. Fort Road has since been destroyed in places to make room for development, and the drive was renamed from Manning Freeway although some old signs still remain.[citation needed]

Major intersections

Highway 15

Starting from the west end of Highway 15:

Rural/specialized municipalityLocationkmmiDestinationsNotes
City of Edmonton0.00.0 Yellowhead Trail (Hwy 16) – Lloydminster, JasperInterchange; Hwy 16 exit 394; Hwy 15 western terminus; 50 Street continues south
1.71.1137 Avenue
Manning Drive (to Fort Road) / 50 StreetHwy 15 follows Manning Drive
Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216)Interchange; Hwy 216 exit 46
14.18.8 Hwy 28A north (17 Street NE) – Gibbons, Cold Lake, Fort McMurrayHwy 28A southern terminus
Sturgeon County19.111.9 Hwy 37 west to Hwy 825 – Namao, Onoway, Sturgeon Industrial ParkHwy 37 eastern terminus
↑ / ↓21.213.2Crosses the North Saskatchewan River
City of Fort Saskatchewan21.813.599 AvenueInterchange
22.814.2 Hwy 21 south / 94 Street – Sherwood Park, CamroseHwy 21 northern terminus
Strathcona County35.221.9 Hwy 830 south – JosephburgWest end of Hwy 830 concurrency
41.926.0 Hwy 830 north – Hwy 38East end of Hwy 830 concurrency
Lamont County45.228.1 Hwy 45 north – Bruderheim, Two HillsHwy 45 western terminus
51.632.1 Hwy 29 east – Hairy Hill, St. PaulHwy 29 eastern terminus
Lamont53.633.3 Hwy 831 south – Elk Island National ParkWest end of Hwy 831 concurrency
55.634.5 Hwy 831 north (48 Street) – WaskatenauEast end of Hwy 831 concurrency
Chipman65.140.5 Hwy 834 south – Tofield
Hilliard78.648.8Range Road 175
Mundare90.055.9 Hwy 855 north (Sawchuck Street) – AndrewWest end of Hwy 855 concurrency
92.257.3 Hwy 16 – Vegreville, Lloydminster, Edmonton
Hwy 855 south – Ryley, Holden
Hwy 15 eastern terminus; Hwy 855 continues south
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Manning Drive

Starting from the south end of Manning Drive. The entire route is in Edmonton.

0.00.0Fort Road
137 Avenue
Split intersection; parallel one-way streets begins south of intersection; continues south as Fort Road
0.50.31 50 Street (Hwy 15 south)Split intersection; south end of Hwy 15 concurrency
0.80.50 142 AvenueSplit intersection; access to Clareview LRT Station
1.10.68Miller Boulevard / 144 AvenueSplit intersection
2.11.3153 AvenueNorth end of parallel one-way streets
2.71.7158 AvenuePartial seagull intersection (traffic signals); no southbound entrance
3.42.1167 Avenue
Anthony Henday Drive (Hwy 216)Combination interchange; Hwy 216 exit 46
7.64.718 Street NWAccess to 195 Avenue
9.96.2Meridian (1) Street N
12.37.6 Hwy 28A north (17 Street NE) / Fort Road
14.48.933 Street NE (Range Road 233)
Hwy 15 east – Fort Saskatchewan
Edmonton city limits; Hwy 15 continues northeast
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Manning Drive refers only to a section of the highway entirely within Edmonton.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Length of Highway 15 in Alberta". Google Maps. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Manning Drive". Google Maps. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Canada's National Highway System - Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety. September 2016. p. 29. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 6, 2016. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "Highway 15 in Alberta". Google Maps. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  5. ^ June 21, James Bonnell Published on; June 21, 2019 | Last Updated; Edt, 2019 11:04 Am (2019-06-21). "Highway 15 bridge twinning to begin in August". Sherwood Park News. Retrieved 2019-09-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Alberta, Government of. "Twinning the bridge into Fort Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  7. ^ a b c "Highway 15 twinning project". Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  8. ^ "Highway 15 twinning project".
  9. ^ The Honourable Ernest C. Manning, 1943-68 Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine