Manitoba Highway 44

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Highway 44
Route information
Length: 152 km (94 mi)
Existed: 1968 – present
Major junctions
West end: PTH 9 at Lockport
  PTH 59
PTH 12
PTH 11
East end: PTH 1 (TCH) near the Ontario boundary
Location
Towns: Beausejour, Whitemouth, West Hawk Lake
Highway system

Manitoba provincial highways

PTH 42 PTH 45

Provincial Trunk Highway 44 (PTH 44) is a provincial highway in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

It begins at Highway 9 (Main St.) in the town of Lockport, just north of Winnipeg. From Lockport the highway travels east, passing through Beausejour before heading south-east after Highway 11 branches north towards Lac Du Bonnet and Pine Falls. It is the main highway through Whiteshell Provincial Park and ends at the Trans-Canada Highway just west of the Ontario boundary. It becomes very narrow as it passes through the Wilderness of the Park, and is very hilly and winding. The speed limit along Highway 44 is 100 km/h (60 mph).

History[edit]

Highway 44 was originally part of Provincial Trunk Highway 1.[1] When the new southerly alignment of Highway 1 was completed as part of the Trans-Canada Highway project in 1958, this section of Highway 1 became part of transprovincial Highway 4 (along with current Highways 9, 16, and 26).[2] The highway was renumbered to its current designation in 1968.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

Division Location km mi Destinations Notes
Whiteshell Provincial Park 0 0.0 PTH 1 (TCH) (Trans-Canada Highway) – Winnipeg, Falcon Lake, Kenora PTH 44 begins
highway travels north for the first 10 kilometres
Star Lake 2 1.2 PR 301 west – Falcon Lake
8 5.0 PR 312 east – Ingolf PTH 44 turns west 2 km past PR 312 junction
31 19 PR 307 north – Seven Sisters Falls, White Lake
Whitemouth 61 38 PTH 11 south – Elma, Hadashville begin PTH 11 north concurrence
65 40 PR 406 south – Elma PTH 11 / PTH 44 turns northwest
Whitemouth 67 42
73 45 PR 408 north – River Falls, Seven Sisters Falls
83 52 PTH 11 north – Lac du Bonnet, Powerview-Pine Falls PTH 44 turns west
end PTH 11 north concurrence
Brokenhead Seddons Corner 99 62 PR 214 north (Milner Ridge Rd) original PTH 11
Beausejour 114 71 PR 215 west / PR 302 south – La Broquerie, Richer, To PTH 12 south PTH 44 turns north
116 72 PTH 12 north – Grand Beach PTH 44 turns west
begin PTH 12 south concurrence
126 78 PTH 12 south – Anola, Ste. Anne, Steinbach end PTH 12 south concurrence
Garson 130 81
St. Clements 136 85 PR 212 – Cooks Creek, East Selkirk
141 88 PR 206 south – Dugald, Landmark, Oakbank
Kirkness 143 89 PTH 59 – Birds Hill, East Selkirk, Victoria Beach, Winnipeg
148 92 PR 204 north – Selkirk begin PR 204 south concurrence
Lockport 149 93 PR 204 south – East St. Paul, Winnipeg end PR 204 south concurrence
PTH 44 crosses the Red River
St. Andrews 150 93 PR 238 south (River Rd.)
152 94 PTH 9 – Gimli, Selkirk, Winnipeg PTH 44 ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1956". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba. 
  2. ^ "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1959". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba. 
  3. ^ "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1968". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba.