Perimeter Highway (Winnipeg)
|Auxiliary route of PTH 1|
|Maintained by Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation|
|Length:||89.5 km (55.6 mi)|
|Existed:||1955 – present|
|Beltway around Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|East end:||PTH 1 (TCH) / Route 135|
|West end:||PTH 1 (TCH) / Route 85|
|PTH 100 (TCH) (South Perimeter)|
|Length:||40 km (20 mi)|
| PTH 59 / Route 20
PTH 75 / Route 42
PTH 3 / Route 155
|PTH 101 (North Perimeter)|
|Length:||49.5 km (30.8 mi)|
PTH 7 / Route 90
PTH 8 / Route 180
PTH 9 / Route 52
PTH 59 / Route 20
PTH 15 / Route 115
Provincial Trunk Highways (PTH) 100 and 101 (locally known as the Perimeter Highway) form a beltway around the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Perimeter is approximately 90 km (56 mi) long. It is an alternate route around Winnipeg for through traffic, as there are no freeways through the city.
The highway was originally built in 1955, following the cancellation of a freeway system to accommodate traffic around Winnipeg to avoid the city centre rush hour traffic. The northeast section was left unbuilt at the time, as PTH 59 had received significant upgrades, making the need for a northeast section less pressing. PTH 59 continued to serve as the de facto northeast leg of the Perimeter until the mid-1990s, when the remaining segments of the highway were completed. The highway now encircles Winnipeg.
Most of the Perimeter is a four-lane divided expressway, with interchanges and at-grade intersections. The only section that remains two-lane is in the vicinity of the PTH 59N interchange. In September 2015 however, construction began on upgrading the current at-grade intersection at PTH 59 with a modified Cloverleaf interchange. Once complete, the remainder of the two-lane Perimeter will be upgraded to divided highway, thus making the entire ring road divided highway. Construction is expected to be complete by 2018.
The southern segment of the Perimeter Highway is part of the Trans-Canada Highway as a Winnipeg bypass, and designated as Highway 100. The northern segment is a provincial highway designated as PTH 101.
The Perimeter Highway bridge across the Red River and roadway at Pembina Highway was constructed in 1958. The job was tendered to Peter Leitch Construction Ltd. at a cost of $188,670. In December 1957, Dominion Bridge was awarded the contract ($80,157) to supply the structural steel for the overpass.
Exit numbering begins at Fermor Avenue and increases clockwise.
|Perimeter Highway (PTH 101) continues north|
|Springfield||0.0||0.0||1||PTH 1 (TCH) / Fermor Avenue (Route 135 west) – Kenora||Cloverleaf interchange
Signed as exits 1A (west) and 1B (east)
PTH 100 (TCH) begins
|2.0||1.2||Murdock Road||At grade|
|3.6||2.2||Symington Road||At grade|
|Winnipeg||5.2||3.2||Plessis Road||At grade|
|6.8||4.2||8||PTH 59 / Lagimodiere Boulevard (Route 20 north) – St. Pierre-Jolys||Partial cloverleaf interchange|
|7.9||4.9||Melnick Road north / Budd Road south||At grade|
|8.0||5.0||Canadian Pacific Railway||Level crossing|
|8.1||5.0||Aimes Road north / Sumka Road south||At grade|
|8.8||5.5||PR 300 south / St. Anne's Road (Route 150 north)||At grade; traffic signals|
|12.4||7.7||PR 200 south / St. Mary's Road (Route 52 north)||At grade; traffic signals|
|14.0||8.7||Crosses the Red River|
|15.9||9.9||18||PTH 75 south / Pembina Highway (Route 42 north) – Emerson, I-29||Cloverleaf interchange
Signed as exits 18A (north) and 18B (south)
|17.2||10.7||Waverley Street south||At grade; traffic signals|
|17.9||11.1||Kenaston Boulevard (Route 90 north)||At grade; traffic signals|
|↑ / ↓||20.2||12.6||Brady Road||At grade|
|Macdonald||21.4||13.3||PR 330 south||At grade; traffic signals|
|21.9||13.6||Canadian Pacific Railway||Level crossing|
|23.1||14.4||Municipal Road 9E||At grade|
|24.7||15.3||Municipal Road 8E||At grade|
|26.4||16.4||Municipal Road 7E||At grade|
|26.8||16.7||PTH 2 west – Treherne||At-grade
Eastbound (counter-clockwise) right-in/right-out
|28.0||17.4||PTH 3 to PTH 2 / McGillivray Blvd (Route 155 east) – Oak Bluff, Carman, Treherne||At grade; traffic signals|
|29.8||18.5||Oakland Road||At grade|
|30.2||18.8||Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR)||Level crossing|
|30.7||19.1||La Verendrye Road||At grade|
|Winnipeg||35.3||21.9||PR 427 west / Wilkes Avenue (Route 145 east)||Partial cloverleaf interchange|
|36.1||22.4||Caron Road west||Southbound (counter-clockwise) right-in/right-out|
|37.2||23.1||Service road west||Southbound (counter-clockwise) right-in/right-out|
|38.1||23.7||40||PR 241 west / Roblin Boulevard (Route 105 east) – Headingley||Partial cloverleaf interchange
Signed as exits 40A (east) and 40B (west) counterclockwise
|38.6||24.0||Crosses the Assiniboine River|
|39.3||24.4||Augier Ave east
Oak Forest Crescent west
|Northbound (clockwise) right-in/right-out
Southbound (counter-clockwise) right-in/right-out
|40.0||24.9||42||PTH 1 (TCH) / Portage Avenue (Route 85 east) – Airport, Brandon||Cloverleaf interchange
Signed as exits 42A (east) and 42B (west)
PTH 100 (TCH) ends / PTH 101 begins
|40.7||25.3||Service road – Assiniboia Downs||Southbound (counter-clockwise) right-in/right-out|
|42.0||26.1||PR 425 (Saskatchewan Avenue)||Grade separated; no access, intersection permanently closed|
|43.1||26.8||45||CentrePort Canada Way (PTH 190 east)||Partial cloverleaf interchange
Signed as exits 45A (east) and 45B (west)
|44.0||27.3||Boychuk Road||At grade|
|Rosser||45.6||28.3||Selkirk Avenue / Township Road 63||At grade|
|47.3||29.4||Township Road 64||At grade|
|48.5||30.1||50||PR 221 (Rosser Road)||Partial cloverleaf interchange|
|51.2||31.8||Service Road||At grade|
|51.3||31.9||Canadian National Railway||Level crossing|
|52.1||32.4||PTH 6 north / Paterson Drive south – Ashern||At grade; traffic signals|
|52.9||32.9||Summit Road||At grade|
|54.6||33.9||Sturgeon Road||At grade|
|56.2||34.9||Klimpke Road||At grade|
|57.9||36.0||60||PTH 7 to Brookside Boulevard (Route 90 south) – Airport, Stonewall||Cloverleaf interchange
Signed as exits 60A (South) and 60B (North)
|59.5||37.0||King Edward Street||At grade|
|59.8||37.2||Canadian Pacific Railway||Level crossing|
|West St. Paul||62.8||39.0||PR 409 north (Pipeline Road)||At grade|
|65.5||40.7||Second Street south / Holmes Road north||At grade|
|66.8||41.5||69||PTH 8 north / McPhillips Street (Route 180 south) – Gimli||Cloverleaf interchange
Signed as exits 69A (south) and 69B (north)
|69.0||42.9||Canadian Pacific Railway||Level crossing|
|69.6||43.2||71||PTH 9 north / Main Street (Route 52 south) – Selkirk||Cloverleaf interchange
Signed as exits 71A (south) and 71B (north)
|↑ / ↓||70.3||43.7||Crosses the Red River|
|East St. Paul||70.7||43.9||72||PR 204 north / Henderson Highway (Route 42 south) – Lockport||Partial cloverleaf interchange|
|72.5||45.0||Raleigh St south
Sperring Ave north
|Eastbound (clockwise) right-in/right-out
Westbound (counter-clockwise) right-in/right-out
|73.8||45.9||PTH 59 / Lagimodiere Boulevard (Route 20 south) – Grand Beach||At grade
Cloverleaf interchange under construction
|76.2||47.3||Wenzel Street||At grade|
|↑ / ↓||77.0||47.8||Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR)||Level crossing|
||No major junctions|
|Winnipeg||80.2||49.8||Gunn Road||At grade|
|83.5||51.9||Canadian Pacific Railway||Level crossing|
|83.6||51.9||PTH 15 east / Dugald Road (Route 115 west) – Anola||At grade; traffic signals|
|Springfield||85.3||53.0||St. Boniface Road||At grade|
|87.0||54.1||Niakwa Road||At grade|
|87.2||54.2||Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway (GWWDRR)||Level crossing|
|88.6||55.1||Navin Road||At grade|
|1||PTH 1 (TCH) / Fermor Avenue (Route 135 west) – Kenora||Cloverleaf interchange
Signed as exits 1A (west) and 1B (east)
PTH 101 ends
|Perimeter Highway (PTH 100 (TCH)) continues south|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Inner city beltway, the second half of the Perimeter plan
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This roadway is what was to be part of a two ring road system, with the outer Perimeter Highway, and an inner ring. The inner ring was initially tabled in the 1960s and was slow to progress.
The inner ring, also sometimes referred to as the inner city beltway, was to be (Route 17) the Chief Peguis Trail to the north, heading west to Route 96 (William R. Clement Pkwy), circling to Route 165 (Bishop Grandin Blvd), and from there to a point near Northern Blower on Route 37 (Regent Ave). Several years ago a group working with a councillor, worked to stop the loop from going into the Transcona area, and had the roadway's land designated a natural prairie grass park. From this point on Regent, the road was supposed to loop north back to Route 17 (Chief Peguis Tr). The current plan has had to move the eastern portion to Plessis Road. Plessis Road is not as suited to the required connection and space for intersections, but is the only remaining viable option.
While construction of the east–west Bishop Grandin portion was done years ago, the northern portions have remained unlinked, with only the short portion between Route 52 (Main Street) and Lagimodière. This has provided an effective link over the Red River, but the short span of road leaves much of the north part of the city with difficult navigation choices on an east–west basis, often pushing major cross town traffic to use residential roads and regional arteries like Inkster, MacIvor and Springfield Roads.
The city of Winnipeg completed the extension of Route 17 (Chief Peguis Tr) to Lagimodière Blvd in  December 2011. This brings the inner ring road one step further to completion.
The absence of a link between the intersection of Route 52 (Main St) and Route 17 (Chief Peguis Tr) toward Route 90 (Brookside Blvd) makes east-west travel difficult, and is an important link for the north part of town to significant areas like the Airport and Red River Community College, as well as the future CentrePort (an inland port).
The land for these links is owned by the city and simply awaits the laying of roadway. These type of major traffic arteries are designed to carry crosstown traffic efficiently with fewer environmentally damaging starts and stops. Further these roadways are designed to move traffic away from direct contact with residential streets.
Route map: Google
- Rollason, Kevin. "Work starts on interchange at Perimeter, Highway 59". Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- Lawson, Kim. "Cloverleaf at Perimeter, Hwy 59 Under Construction". AM 680 CJOB. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- "Giant Overpass, Bridge For City Perimeter Route". The Winnipeg Tribune. January 30, 1958.
- "PTH 59 – PTH 101 Interchange Construction Project" (Map). Government of Manitoba. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
- "Chief Peguis Trail extension opens". CBC News. December 2, 2011.