Originally Posted by kyle_olsen
Calgary didn't get the ring road because of the CANAMEX, we got the south Deerfoot extension.
The CANAMEX is supposed to not have traffic lights along its entire Alberta length now.
Highway 2 north of Nanton has no traffic lights and is high speed, but that it is a small portion of the CANMEX Hwy in Alberta, and there still quite a number of traffic lights. Here's the summery:
(US Border to Lethbridge) - never been on the highway, but there are still lights in Lethbridge
(Lethbridge to Fort Macleod) - still the odd traffic signal in Lethbridge and 50 km/h through Fort Macleod, though both a Fort Macleod bypass
and Lethbridge bypass
are being studied by Alberta Transportation.
(Fort Macleod to Edmonton) - as already mentioned, Clarsholm and Nanton
(QE 2 to Hwy 16 in Edm) - brand new roadway to bypass Edmonton, but there's lights on it...brilliant
(Edmonton to Hwy 43) - no lights and interchanges at most major intersections
(Hwy 16 to BC Border) - still some 2 lane sections, a couple lights in Whitecourt though a bypass is proposed, slow down for Valleyview, and numerous lights in Grande Prairie though a bypass is being constructed.
Still a ways to go to eliminate lights on the entire CANAMEX. What I would like to see is the entire route renumbered as Highway 2 for a consistant number, similar to what happend with the Yellowhead Hwy approx 25 years ago.