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 (TCH) / 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.
|Continues as Hwy 16 (TCH) west – Yorkton, Saskatoon|
|Russell – Binscarth||||0||0||Manitoba – Saskatchewan boundary|
|Russell||16||10||PTH 83 north – Roblin||west end of PTH 83 overlap|
|17||11||PTH 45 east – Rossburn|
|||20||12||PR 579 west|
|||23||14||Road 116 North||former PR 479 east|
|||33||21||PR 478 – Esterhazy|
|||35||22||PTH 41 south – St. Lazare|
|Ellice – Archie /
Russell – Binscarth
|||37||23||PR 359 east|
|Prairie View||Foxwarren||49||30||PR 475 west|
|||56||35||PTH 83 south – Birtle||east end of PTH 83 overlap|
|||60||37||PR 476 north – Angusville|
|||68||42||PR 472 south – Solsgirth||former PR 474 south|
|||78||48||PR 264 north – Rossburn||west end of PR 264 overlap; former PR 254 north|
|Yellowhead||Kelloe||82||51||PR 264 south – Decker||east end of PR 264 overlap; former PR 254 south|
|||88||55||Road 141 West - Vista||former PR 472 north|
|||95||59||PTH 42 west – Shoal Lake, Birtle|
|||96||60||PTH 21 – Shoal Lake, Oakburn, Hamiota|
|Ipswich||103||64||Menzie Road / Green Bluff Road (Road 131 West)||former PR 470|
|||110||70||PR 354 south – Strathclair, Oak River||west end of PR 354 overlap|
|||114||71||PR 354 north – Elphinstone||east end of PR 354 overlap|
|Harrison Park||||124||77||PR 250 south – Rivers||west end of PR 250 overlap|
|||126||78||PR 250 north – Sandy Lake, Newdale||east end of PR 250 overlap|
|||127||79||Road 91 North||former PR 473 east|
|Oakview||||139||86||PR 270 to PTH 45 – Rapid City||former PTH 27 south|
|Minto – Odanah||||149||93||PTH 10 north / PTH 16A east – Minnedosa, Riding Mountain Park, Dauphin||west end of PTH 10 overlap|
|||151||94||PR 355 – Minnedosa, Cardale|
|||155||96||PTH 10 south – Brandon||east end of PTH 10 overlap|
|||157||98||PTH 16A north / PR 262 – Minnedosa|
|||169||105||PR 466 south|
|North Cypress – Langford||||171||106||Franklin Road (Road 95.5 West) - Franklin||former PR 466 north|
|||177||110||PR 464 south – Brookdale|
|Neepawa||187||116||PTH 5 north – Dauphin||west end of PTH 5 overlap|
|188||117||PTH 5 south – Carberry||west end of PTH 5 overlap; former PR 258 south|
|Glenella – Lansdowne||||203||126||PR 352 south – Sidney||west end of PR 352 overlap|
|||PR 352 north – Arden||east end of PR 352 overlap|
|WestLake – Gladstone||||215||134||PR 260 north – Plumas|
|||225||140||PTH 34 south – Gladstone, Austin||former PR 460 north|
|||237||147||PR 350 south – Katrime|
|||245||152||PTH 50 north – Langruth, Amaranth|
|||252||157||PR 242 – Westbourne, Lynchs Point, Bagot|
|||254||158||PR 242 north – Lynchs Point|
|Portage la Prairie||||256||159||PR 227 east|
|||267||166||Road 71 North - Poplar Point||former PR 249 east|
|||273||170||PTH 1 (TCH) / PR 305 south – St. Claude, Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg, Brandon||Interchange proposed|
|PTH 16 (TCH) ends • Yellowhead Route follows PTH 1 (TCH) east|
|Portage la Prairie||281||175||PTH 1A (TCH) east (City Route) – Portage la Prairie||Interchange|
|295||183||PTH 1A (TCH) west (City Route) – Portage la Prairie||Interchange; no eastbound exit|
|||296||184||PTH 26 east – Poplar Point|
|Cartier||||349||217||PTH 26 west – St. Francois Xavier|
|City of Winnipeg||362||225||PTH 100 (TCH) east / PTH 101 north (Perimeter Highway) – Kenora||Interchange; signed as exits 318A (east) and 318B (north).|
|West end of Route 85 (Portage Avenue) • PTH 1 (TCH) / Yellowhead Route continues.|
|368||229||Route 96 south (Moray Street)|
|370||230||Route 90 – Airport||Interchange; no direct eastbound exit to Route 90 north (signed via Empress Street).|
|371||231||PTH 1 (TCH) east (Broadway) – Kenora||East end of PTH 1 overlap; no eastbound entrance from Portage Avenue|
|371.2||230.7||Route 70 south (Maryland Street)|
|371.25||230.68||Route 70 north (Sherbrook Street)|
|372||231||Route 62 (Colony Street / Memorial Blvd)|
|372.6||231.5||Route 42 south (Donald Street)|
|372.8||231.6||Route 42 north (Smith Street)|
|373||232||Route 52 north (Main Street)||see Portage and Main
Mile Zero Yellowhead Highway
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "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.
- Manitoba’s Highway Renewal Plan 2011-2015 (PDF). Government of Manitoba (Report). pp. 12–13. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
- "Manitoba > PTH 16". Curtis Walker's Road Photos. Retrieved 27 July 2016.