Manitoba Highway 83

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Highway 83
Route information
Length: 402 km (250 mi)
Existed: 1953 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 83 (Canada–United States border)
 

PTH 3
PTH 2
PTH 1 (TCH)
PTH 16 (TCH)

PTH 5
North end: PTH 10 at Swan River
Location
Major cities: Melita, Virden, Birtle, Russell, Roblin
Highway system

Manitoba provincial highways

PTH 77 PTH 83A

Provincial Trunk Highway 83 (PTH 83) is a major north-south highway that runs in the far western region of the Canadian province of Manitoba. It travels from the North Dakota border south of Melita, north through Virden, Birtle, Russell, and Roblin to its northern terminus with PTH 10 just east of Swan River. Along with US 83, PTH 83 is part of the longest continuously numbered north-south highway in North America with a combined distance is 3,450 kilometers (2,140 mi).

PTH 83 travels no further than 32 kilometers (20 mi) east of the Saskatchewan border, and comes within 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) of the provincial boundary from the junction with PR 487 just north of Benito to the junction with PTH 57.

History[edit]

PTH 83 first appeared on the 1953 Manitoba Highway Map.[1]

Prior to 1953, PTH 83 was originally numbered as Highway 22. In 1953, the government re-designated it to match U.S. Route 83. As well, the current section of the highway between Russell and Swan River was known as Highway 31.[2]

Originally, the highway's northern terminus was at the Trans-Canada Highway in Virden, making the original length of the highway 104 kilometres (65 mi). The section of PTH 83 between the Trans-Canada Highway and Birtle was opened to traffic in 1954. At the same time, the highway was extended to Swan River, replacing Highway 31.

A small portion of PTH 83 is being reconstructed between Roblin and Russell due to a large slide. The area affected is located one kilometre north of PR 366 at the bottom of the Shell Valley. Traffic is being detoured around that portion of highway. The slide became serious enough to close the road on July 2, 2012. The area which is closed has slid several times in the past years. It was once home to a lookout point over the Assessippi Valley. That lookout point was declared unsafe and was closed during a previous partial collapse of the road.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

Division Location km mi Destinations Notes
Continues as US 83 south – Minot, Bismarck
Arthur 0 0.0 CanadaUnited States border
8 5.0 PR 251 west – Lyleton begin PR 251 east concurrence
12 7.5 PR 251 east – Coulter, Waskada end PR 251 east concurrence
22 14 PTH 3 west – Pierson, Carnduff, Estevan begin PTH 3 east concurrence
Melita 35 22 PTH 3 east – Deloraine, Boissevain, Killarney end PTH 3 east concurrence
36 22 PR 445 west
43 27 PR 452 east – Napinka
Albert 51 32 PR 345 – Tilston, Lauder
Pipestone Pipestone 69 43 PTH 2Weyburn, Reston, Souris, Wawanesa
87 54 PR 255 – Cromer, Oak Lake Beach
Wallace Virden 100 62 PR 257 – Kola, Virden
104 65 PTH 1 (TCH) east (Trans-Canada Highway) – Brandon, Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg PTH 83 turns west
begin PTH 1 west concurrence
105 65 PR 259 east – Lenore, Kenton, Rivers
110 68 PTH 1 (TCH) west (Trans-Canada Highway) – Elkhorn, Moosomin, Regina PTH 83 turns north
end PTH 1 west concurrence
116 72 Mile 66N formerly PR 441 west
Prairie View Municipality 133 83 PR 467 west – Willen
Miniota 137 85 PTH 24 east – Hamiota, Oak River, Rapid City
152 94 PR 355Birdtail Sioux First Nation, Isabella, Cardale, Minnedosa
Birtle 163 101 PR 568 west – Wattsview
Birtle 169 105 PTH 42 east – Shoal Lake PTH 83 turns west
begin PTH 42 west concurrence
highway turns north as it leaves Birtle
172 107 PTH 42 west – St. Lazare end PTH 42 west concurrence
182 113 YellowheadShield.jpg PTH 16 (TCH) east (Yellowhead Highway) – Shoal Lake, Minnedosa, Neepawa PTH 83 turns west
begin PTH 16 west concurrence
Foxwarren 189 117 PR 475 west PTH 16/83 turns northwest
Ellice / Russell 200 120 PR 359 east – Rossburn
Russell 201 125 PTH 41 south – St. Lazare, McAuley, Kirkella PTH 16/83 turns north
Binscarth 204 127 PR 478Esterhazy, Spy Hill, Silverton, Inglis
214 133 Mile 116N formerly PR 479 east
217 135 PR 579 west – Millwood
Russell 220 140 PTH 45 east – Rossburn, Oakburn, Erickson PTH 16/83 turns west
221 137 YellowheadShield.jpg PTH 16 (TCH) west (Yellowhead Highway) – Langenburg, Yorkton, Saskatoon PTH 83 turns north
end PTH 16 west concurrence
Russell / Shellmouth-Boulton 231 144 PR 264 east – Cracknell, Rossburn formerly PR 254 east
Shellmouth-Boulton 241 150 PR 482 north – Asessippi Provincial Park
243 151 PR 366 east – Inglis, Grandview PTH 83 descends into the Shell Valley
245 152 Highway crosses over the Shell River
Shell River 257 160 Mile 141N formerly PR 589 east
271 168 PR 583 east – Shevlin
Roblin 276 171 PTH 5 west – Wroxton, Yorkton, Melville, Regina PTH 83 turns east
begin PTH 5 east concurrence (200m)
across the CNR tracks
276 171 PTH 5 east – Grandview, Gilbert Plains, Dauphin PTH 83 turns north
end PTH 5 east concurrence
279 173 Mile 153N formerly PR 591 east
280 170 PR 593 west – Deepdale
289 180 Mile 180N formerly PR 483 east
295 183 PR 594 north – Duck Mountain Provincial Park PTH 83 turns west
299 186 Mile 169W formerly PR 592 south
302 188 PR 363 west – Togo PTH 83 turns north just before junction
312 194 PR 367 east – San Clara, Boggy Creek, Childs Lake
Duck Mountain Provincial Forest 333 207 PTH 57 west – Madge Lake, Kamsack
Swan River 349 217 Mile 192N (Alpine Rd.) formerly PR 586 north
359 223 PTH 49 west – Arran, Pelly, Norquay, Sturgis, Preeceville
Benito 362 225
366 227 PR 487 north – Thunderhill Ski Area formerly PR 588 north
PTH 83 turns east
374 232 PR 486 east – Durban formerly PR 586 south
PTH 83 turns northeast toward Swan River
Kenville 387 240 PR 487 west – Thunderhill Ski Area
394 245 PR 486 south – Durban
Swan River 397 247 PTH 83A north (Centennial Drive) – Town Center PTH 83 turns east on to bypass
402 250 PTH 10 – Flin Flon, The Pas, Minitonas, Dauphin
PTH 10A north / PTH 83A south (Main Street E.) – Town Center
PTH 83 ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1953". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba. 
  2. ^ "The Province of Manitoba Official Highway Map; 1952". Infrastructure and Transportation, Province of Manitoba. 
  3. ^ "‘Highway to heck’ now just Highway 83". Winnipeg Sun. December 19, 2012.