Start/End points of Wayne Gretzky Drive
Wayne Gretzky Drive is a freeway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Originally Capilano Drive, it was officially renamed October 1, 1999 after NHL hockey player Wayne Gretzky, as a tribute to his years with the Edmonton Oilers. The same day, Wayne Gretzky's number 99 jersey was retired, at the then Skyreach Centre, which lies just west of Wayne Gretzky Drive, at 118 Avenue.
The freeway portion of Wayne Gretzky Drive was opened in 1969 by widening and connecting the residential streets of 75 Street south of the river, and 72 Street north of the river. It starts as arterial road 75 Street, then changes its name and speed limit at 101 Avenue to become a freeway. It crosses the North Saskatchewan River valley, by passing under 106 Avenue and Ada Boulevard. As it approaches Northlands and the Alberta Avenue area, it again returns into an arterial, with traffic lights. The exits to Northlands at 112 and 116 Avenues are clearly marked with overhead street signs in blue, and with the Northlands logo. Because of property constraints, to maintain the number of lanes, the freeway is divided into Wayne Gretzky Drive Northbound and Southbound, formally 72 and 73 Streets, at 118 Avenue. 119 Avenue services the north Rexall Place parking lot to the west, and is a dead end to the east, because it was blocked off from being used as a shortcut, disrupting traffic flow during major Northlands events. The northbound and southbound then converge again before crossing the LRT lines. Fort Road, which runs to the west, meets up with Wayne Gretzky Drive at an at-grade intersection, then runs concurrently along with it for approximately 180 metres (590 ft) to Yellowhead Trail. The single-point urban interchange at Yellowhead Trail, allows the Yellowhead to run as a freeway, and has the benefit of only one traffic light, and U-turns for westbound and eastbound traffic. At this interchange, Wayne Gretzky Drive changes its name to Fort Road.
Because of their short lengths, Wayne Gretzky Drive and Groat Road will be the only freeways in Edmonton not to have a highway designation, until the completion of Terwillegar Drive.
List of neighbourhoods Wayne Gretzky Drive runs through, in order from south to north:
A pedestrian bridge flysover Wayne Gretzky Drive at approximately 104 Avenue, connecting the neighbourhoods of Forest Heights and Terrance Heights. 53°32′48″N 113°26′32″W / 53.54667°N 113.44222°W
Capilano Bridge takes Wayne Gretzky Drive over the North Saskatchewan River, spanning 290 metres (950 ft). 53°33′20″N 113°26′19″W / 53.55556°N 113.43861°W
Grant Moellmann Bridge, takes Wayne Gretzky Drive over the LRT tracks and a CN spur that used to service the surrounding industrial area. It was opened in 1995 bridging the gap between 120 Avenue and Fort Road. It is named after Edmontonian ironworker Grant Moellmann (1935–1994) who fell to his death placing the bridge's last girder on November 24, 1994. A plaque was placed on the bridge in September 1998 to mark the significance of this naming. 53°34′31″N 113°27′11″W / 53.57528°N 113.45306°W
Interchanges and intersections
Wayne Gretzky Drive currently has five interchanges (bold), giving it freeway status for the 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) from 101 Avenue to 116 Avenue, and a maximum speed limit of 80 km/h.
Wayne Gretzky Drive - Edmonton, Alberta
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Ambulance Blasting Through Traffic On Wayne Gretzky Drive In Edmonton Mar '11 By David Cure-Hryciuk
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Fire Truck Blowing A Red Light On Wayne Gretzky Drive In Edmonton [HD] By David Cure-Hryciuk
Edmonton Fire Rescue on an emergency run, blasting through a red light with sirens blaring on Wayne Gretzky Drive.
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars - Sega Mega Drive Game (1995)
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Wayne Gretzky Drive, 112 Ave exit
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Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars - (Sega Genesis/Mega Drive)
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Seaforth Huron Expositor
Seaforth Huron Expositor
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:12:21 -0800
By David Akin, National Bureau Chief. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 3:02:41 EST PM. A Husky gas station at Wayne Gretzky Drive and 118 Avenue in Edmonton advertises a regular gas price of 70.4 cents on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (Ian Kucerak/Edmonton ...
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:40:00 -0700
Watch above: The Edmonton Police Services believes street racing is to blame for a two-vehicle collision that shut down a portion of Wayne Gretzky Drive Saturday morning. EDMONTON – Edmonton police believe two vehicles were street racing when they ...
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:11:21 -0800
Inflation rate drops to 9-month low. The Husky gas station at Wayne Gretzky Drive and 118 Avenue in Edmonton, Alta., advertises regular gas price of 70.4 cents on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (Ian Kucerak/QMI AGENCY) ...
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:06:31 -0800
Economists predicting layoffs in Alberta's oilsands as oil prices plunge The Husky gas station is seen at Wayne Gretzky Drive and 118 Avenue advertising a regular gas price of 70.4 cents in Edmonton, Alta., on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Ian Kucerak ...
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:55:44 -0800
Finalist Prizes: There are three (3) Finalist Prizes, each consisting of four (4) Tickets for a one-time admittance to The Edmonton Renovation Show at the Northlands Expo Centre, 118 Avenue & Wayne Gretzky Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, January ...
Yahoo! Canada Shine (blog)
Yahoo! Canada Shine (blog)
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:51:36 -0700
Wayne Gretzky Drive, located in Edmonton, is a 3-mile stretch of road christened for No. 99 in Oct. 1999. Like many roads, it has speed cameras to catch motorists that exceed the speed limit of 80 km or around 50 MPH – as San Jose Sharks play-by-play ...
Sat, 27 Apr 2013 08:19:28 -0700
Hahn comments that he wouldn't be surprised if this was the fee given to any motorist speeding down Wayne Gretzky Drive so people don't feel quite as bad paying it. Feelings of anger might be replaced with a sense of irony if you're forced to pay a ...
The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:52:59 -0700
Approaching the arena, you enter the grounds off Wayne Gretzky Drive. Depending upon which entrance you use, you can walk past a statue of Gretzky, who put the city on the map. Edmonton ultimately won five Stanley Cups in a seven-year span, though ...
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