Manitoba Highway 34

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Highway 34
Route information
Length: 142 km (88 mi)
Existed: 1955 – present
Major junctions
South end: ND 20 (Canada–United States border)
 

PTH 3
PTH 23
PTH 2

PTH 1 (TCH)
North end: PTH 16 (TCH) at Gladstone
Location
Towns: Crystal City, Pilot Mound, Holland, Austin
Highway system

Manitoba provincial highways

PTH 32 PTH 39
KML is from Wikidata

Provincial Trunk Highway 34 (PTH 34) is a provincial highway in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It runs from the U.S. border (where it meets with ND 20) to PTH 16 at the town of Gladstone.

PTH 34 is two lanes and runs north-south in the south-central region of the province. It is the main highway for the towns of Crystal City, Pilot Mound, and Holland. While the village of Austin is actually located 1 km east of the highway along PTH 1, the highway itself provides access to Austin's Agricultural Museum, which hosts the annual Thresherman's Reunion and Stampede each July.

The speed limit is 90 km/h (55 mph).

History[edit]

PTH 34 first appeared on the 1955 Manitoba Highway Map.[1] When it was first added, the highway was a much shorter route between Gladstone and Holland, with the southern terminus located at PTH 2. The highway's southern terminus was extended to PTH 23 in 1957,[2] and then to PTH 3 the following year.[3]

The section between PTH 3 and the US border was originally designated as Highway 17. This southernmost portion was redesignated to PTH 34 in 1964.[4]

When the highway was initially added, it was originally slated to end at Highway 3 in the south and Highway 4 (now PTH 16) in the north. As a result, the highway was designated as 34 to reflect this configuration.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

Division Location km mi Destinations Notes
Continues as ND 20 south – Calvin, Devils Lake, Jamestown
Louise 0 0.0 CanadaUnited States border
5 3.1 Mile 3N formerly PR 201 east
10 6.2 PTH 3 west – Cartwright, Killarney, Boissevain, Deloraine begin PTH 3 east concurrence
15 9.3 PTH 3A west – Clearwater
PR 423 east
Crystal City 17 11 Hay Street PTH 3/34 turns northeast
Pilot Mound 24 15 PR 253 west – Neelin, Killarney
29 18 PTH 3 east – Manitou, Morden, Carman, Winnipeg end PTH 3 east concurrence
PTH 34 turns north
Swan Lake First Nation 48 30 PTH 23 – Ninette, Baldur, Miami, Roland
Lorne 58 36 PR 245 west – Bruxelles begin PR 245 east concurrence
63 39 PR 245 east – Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Roseisle, Carman end PR 245 east concurrence
PTH 34 turns west for 1.5 km, then continues north
Victoria 70 43 PR 449 east – Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes
Holland 72 45 PTH 2 – Souris, Glenboro, St. Claude, Treherne
85 53 Assiniboine River bridge PTH 34 turns west for 1.5 km, then continues north
89 55 Ladysmith Road formerly PR 350 north
North Norfolk 96 60 Mile 55N formerly PR 461 east
100 62 PR 352 north – Sidney PTH turns northwest for 2 km, then continues north
Austin 113 70 PTH 1 (TCH) (Trans-Canada Highway) – Virden, Brandon, Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg
123 76 Mile 70N formerly PR 353 west
Westbourne Gladstone 142 88 YellowheadShield.jpg PTH 16 (TCH) (Yellowhead Highway) – Minnedosa, Neepawa, Portage la Prairie PTH 34 ends, road continues north as Pembroke Street (formerly PR 460 north)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Manitoba Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. 1955. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ Manitoba Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. 1957. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ Manitoba Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. 1958. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ Manitoba Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. 1964. Retrieved March 6, 2015.