Manitoba Highway 68

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Highway 68
Northern Woods and Water Route
Route information
Length: 213 km (132 mi)
Existed: 1952 – present
Major junctions
West end: PTH 5 at Ste. Rose Du Lac
  PR 325
PTH 6
PTH 7
East end: PTH 8 south of Riverton
Location
Towns: Eriksdale, Arborg
Highway system

Manitoba provincial highways

PTH 67 PTH 75

Manitoba Provincial Highway 68 (PTH 68) is an east-west provincial highway in the central region of Manitoba, Canada.

PTH 68 starts at PTH 5 east of Ste. Rose Du Lac and terminates at PTH 8 eleven kilometers south of Riverton. Between the eastern junction with PTH 6 at Eriksdale and its western terminus, the highway is part of the Northern Woods and Water Route. The most notable portion of PTH 68 is the bridge over Lake Manitoba at The Narrows.[1][2]

History[edit]

PTH 68 first appeared on the 1952 Manitoba Highway Map.[3] Originally, the highway served as an east-west connector route within the Interlake region between PTH 8 and PTH 6 at Eriksdale.

In 1987, the highway was extended to its current westbound terminus, replacing PR 235 between Ste. Rose Du Lac and PTH 6.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Microsoft Streets and Tips (Map) (2004 ed.). Microsoft Corporation Redmond Washington. 
  2. ^ "Northern Woods and Water Route, Canada". PlanetWare Inc. 1995–2009. 
  3. ^ "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1952". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba. 
  4. ^ "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1987". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba. 

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