Manitoba Highway 16
|Length:||273 km (170 mi)|
|Existed:||1928 – present|
|West end:||Saskatchewan border near Harrowby
continues west as Hwy 16 (TCH) toward Yorkton and Saskatoon
|East end:||PTH 1 / PR 305 west of Portage La Prairie|
|Towns:||Russell, Binscarth, Shoal Lake, Minnedosa, Neepawa, Gladstone|
Provincial Trunk Highway 16 (PTH 16) is a provincial highway in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It is the Manitoba section of the Yellowhead Highway, and also the Trans-Canada Highway Yellowhead section. The main purpose of this highway is to connect Winnipeg with other Canadian cities such as Saskatoon and Edmonton. The highway runs from Bloom at an intersection with the Trans Canada Highway and Provincial Road 305 10 km west of Portage la Prairie to the Saskatchewan boundary 16 km west of Russell, where it continues as Saskatchewan Highway 16.
The highway is two lanes through Manitoba, with two small divided sections at the north and south junctions with PTH 10 around Minnedosa, which it runs in concurrence with just west of the town. Twinning and upgrading to expressway status is being planned in the future.
- Minnedosa - Highway 16A
The route was known as PTH 4 until 1977, when it was renumbered to allow the entire length of the Yellowhead Highway to retain the number 16 designation across all four provinces of western Canada.
The highway has had some reconfigurations in its time. When the highway first appeared on the 1928 Manitoba Highway Map, the highway's eastern terminus with PTH 1 was located in Portage la Prairie. From Portage la Prairie, the road traveled north following the current PR 240 to Mile 71N (formerly PR 249). The highway would then turn west and rejoin its current configuration just south of Macdonald. The junction was moved to its current location in 1950, and the old section was designated as PTH 4A between 1953 and 1965.
In the Minnedosa area, the section of highway from PTH 16A and PR 262 to Franklin Road (formerly PR 466 north) was constructed and opened to traffic in 1948. Prior to this, the highway turned north for two kilometres and then west past the hamlet of Franklin to Minnedosa, meeting PTH 10 south at the town limits. It then shared the highway to a point three kilometres north of its current junction with PTH 10 north at what is now the turnoff to the Ski Valley Recreation Area. PTH 4 would then turn west and rejoin the current configuration just east of Basswood. The current section of PTH 16 between its current northbound/westbound junction with PTH 10 and Basswood was constructed and opened to traffic in 1953.
After these reconfigurations, PTH 4 met southbound PTH 10 two kilometres south of Minnedosa and then shared the highway through the town along what is now PTH 16A to its current northbound/westbound junction. The highway was extended two kilometers farther west in 1971 to its current junction with southbound PTH 10 with the construction of the Minnedosa bypass.
The current section between Shoal Lake and the southbound junction of PTH 83 was constructed and opened to traffic in 1958. Prior to this, PTH 4 would meet PTH 21 in Shoal Lake (northbound PTH 21 ended at this point). The highway would continue west along what is now PTH 42 to meet PTH 83 south at Birtle. The two highways would then run in concurrence from Birtle to the current junction seven kilometers east of Foxwarren, where it would then rejoin its current configuration.
This is the travel route for Provincial Trunk Highway 16 (PTH 16) from west to east:
|0||Saskatchewan - Manitoba border||Hwy 16 (TCH) west – Langenburg, Yorkton, Wynyard, Saskatoon||Manitoba leg of Yellowhead Highway begins|
|3||Municipality of Russell – Binscarth||Harrowby Road||PTH 16 descends into the Assiniboine River valley; highway travels through valley for 3km|
|16||Russell||PTH 83 north – Roblin, Benito, Swan River||begin PTH 83 south concurrence|
|17||PTH 45 east – Rossburn, Oakburn, Erickson||PTH 16/83 turns south|
|20||PR 579 west – Millwood|
|23||Mile 112N||formerly PR 479 east|
|33||Binscarth||PR 478 – Inglis, Silverton, Spy Hill, Esterhazy|
|35||PTH 41 south – St. Lazare, McAuley, Kirkella||PTH 16/83 turns southeast|
|37||R.M. of Ellice – Archie /
Municipality of Russell – Binscarth
|PR 359 east – Rossburn|
|49||Prairie View Municipality||Foxwarren||PR 475 west||PTH 16/83 turns east|
|56||PTH 83 south – Birtle, Miniota, Virden||end PTH 83 south concurrence|
|60||PR 476 north – Angusville|
|68||PR 472 south – Solsgirth||formerly PR 474 south|
|78||PR 264 north – Rossburn||begin PR 264 south concurrence
PR 264 was formerly PR 254
|82||R.M. of Yellowhead||PR 264 south – Decker, Crandall||end PR 264 south concurrence|
|88||Vista Road||formerly PR 472 north|
|95||Shoal Lake||PTH 42 west – Birtle, St. Lazare|
|96||PTH 21 – Oakburn, Hamiota, Hartney|
|103||Green Bluff Road / Menzie Road||formerly PR 470|
|110||Strathclair||PR 354 south – Oak River||begin PR 354 north concurrence|
|114||PR 354 north – Elphinstone||end PR 354 north concurrence|
|124||R.M. of Harrison Park||Newdale||PR 250 south – Rivers||begin PR 250 north concurrence|
|126||PR 250 north – Sandy Lake||end PR 250 north concurrence|
|127||Mile 91N||formerly PR 473 east|
|139||R.M. of Oakview||Basswood||PR 270 – Rackham, Rapid City||route was PTH 27 south prior to 1966|
|149||R.M. of Minto – Odanah||Minnedosa|| PTH 10 north – Erickson, Wasagaming, Dauphin
PTH 16A east – Minnedosa
|PTH 16 turns south
begin PTH 10 south concurrence
|151||PR 355 – Minnedosa, Cardale||PR 355 east enters Minnedosa as 6th Avenue NW|
|155||PTH 10 south – Brandon, Boissevain, International Peace Garden||PTH 16 turns east
end PTH 10 south concurrence
|157||PTH 16A north / PR 262 – Minnedosa|
|169||PR 466 south|
|171||R.M. of North Cypress – Langford||Franklin Road||formerly PR 466 north|
|177||PR 464 south – Brookdale|
|187||Neepawa||PTH 5 north – McCreary, Ste. Rose du Lac, Dauphin||begin PTH 5 south concurrence|
|188||PTH 5 south – Carberry, Glenboro, Cartwright||end PTH 5 south concurrence
formerly PR 258 south
|203||Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne||PR 352 – Birnie, Arden, Edrans, Sidney|
|215||Municipality of WestLake – Gladstone||PR 260 north – Plumas|
|225||Gladstone||PTH 34 south – Austin, Holland, Pilot Mound||Pembroke Rd. (formerly PR 460 north) also intersects here|
|237||Woodside||PR 350 south – Katrime, MacGregor|
|245||PTH 50 north – Langruth, Alonsa, McCreary|
|252||Westbourne||PR 242 south – Bagot, Treherne, Somerset||begin PTH 242 north concurrence|
|254||PR 242 north – Lynch’s Point||end PR 242 north concurrence|
|256||R.M. of Portage la Prairie||PR 227 east – Warren|
|267||Mile 71N||formerly PR 249 east
PTH 16 turns south towards PTH 1
|273||Bloom|| PTH 1 (TCH) – Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, Brandon, Virden, Regina
PR 305 south – Hood Bridge, St. Claude
|PTH 16 ends; road continues south as PR 305
unnumbered Yellowhead Highway turns east and follows PTH 1 to Winnipeg
- "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1968". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba.
- "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1928". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba.
- "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1947-1948". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba.
- "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1950". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba.
- "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1960". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba.
- "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1948-1949". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba.
- "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1953". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba.
- "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1961". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba.
- "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1971". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba.
Route map: Bing