Alberta Highway 550
|Maintained by Alberta Transportation|
|Length||39.5 km (24.5 mi)|
|West end||Hwy 1 (TCH) near Bassano|
|Hwy 36 near Duchess|
|East end||Hwy 873 in Duchess|
|County of Newell|
|Provincial highways in Alberta
Alberta Provincial Highway No. 550, commonly referred to as Highway 550, is an east–west highway in southern Alberta, Canada. It is a two-lane undivided highway in the County of Newell runs from the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1), 5 km (3 mi) southeast of the Town of Bassano, through the Village of Rosemary, to Highway 873 in Duchess. Township Road 212 functions as a western extension of Highway 550 and connects to Bassano.
Highway 550, along Highway 873 between Brooks and Duchess, was originally designated as part of Highway 2, which at the time was an east–west interprovincial highway that ran through Calgary and Medicine Hat (the present-day Highway 2 was designated as Highway 1). In 1941, Highway 2 was renumbered to Highway 1 to allow for contiguous numbering through Western Canada along the future Trans-Canada Highway, which was commissioned in 1949. In the mid-1950s, the Trans-Canada Highway was realigned between Brooks and Bassano, resulting in the Duchess-Bassano section being decommissioned and reverting to the County of Newell. When the Secondary Highway system was established in the mid 1970s, the route became Highway 550.
From west to east: The entire route is in Newell County.
|||0.0||0.0||Township Road 212 – Bassano||Continues west|
|Hwy 1 (TCH) – Calgary, Medicine Hat|
|11.6||7.2||Hwy 862 north – Gem|
|||35.5||22.1||Hwy 36 – Hanna, Brooks|
|Duchess||39.5||24.5||Hwy 873 south / Range Road 144 – Brooks|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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- Road Map (PDF) (Map). County of Newell. 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
- Department of Public Works (1939). Alberta Official Road Map (PDF) (Map). Government of Alberta. §§ B-2, C-2.
- "Trans-Canada Highway Act". Department of Justice Canada. R.S.C. 1970, c. T-12. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
- The H.M. Gousha Company (1956). Shell Map of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba (Map). The Shell Oil Company. § E-13.
- Travel Alberta (1978–79). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Government of Alberta. § M-7.