Alberta Road Condition Reports

Here are a couple of Webcamera Images (to the right) obtained from the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) in cooperation with The Alberta Misistry of Transportation and Infrastucture. AMA is responisble in Alberta for reporting of the provincial road condition reports.

Road condition reports for Alberta can be obtained by AMA
http://www.ama.ab.ca/road_report/road_reports_main.htm or by calling the following telephone numbers:

  • Calgary: (403) 246 5853
  • Edmonton: (780) 471 6056
  • Grande Prairie: (780) 532 0148
  • Lethbridge: (403) 320 7623
  • Medicine Hat: (403) 527 3664
  • Red Deer: (403) 342 6611
  • Fort McMurray: (780) 799 4135
  • Rural Areas (800) 642 3810

The province of Alberta has a network of over 20,000 kilometers (12,427 mi) of paved highways, maintained by the Government of Alberta. Another 41,000 kilometers (25,476 mi) of paved public roads are maintained in cooperation by municipal authorities and provincial authorities. From the total of 180,000 kilometers (111,847 mi) of public roads, approximately 140,000 kilometers (86,992 mi) are unpaved, generally made up of gravel.

Primary Highways are numbered from 1 to 100, with the exception of the ring roads around Calgary and Edmonton, which are numbered 201 and 216, denoting their bypass linkages between highways 2 & 1 and 2 & 16 respectively.

Alberta Highways 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 16, 28, 28A, 35, 43, 49, and 63 are considered Core Routes of Canada’s National Highway System. Highway 28 from Highway 63 to Cold Lake is considered a national highway system feed route and Highway 58 between Rainbow Lake and Highway 88 is considered a national highway system Northern Route.

Highways 1, 2, 3, 4, 16, and 43 are also considered Alberta’s most important interprovincial and international highways and are divided highways (expressways) or freeways for much or all of their length.

The Highway 15/28A/28/63 corridor between Edmonton and Fort McMurray is considered one of Alberta’s most important intraprovincial highways.