Perimeter Highway (Winnipeg)

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PTH 100PTH 101

Perimeter Highway
Route information
Auxiliary route of PTH 1
Maintained by Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation
Length: 89.5 km (55.6 mi)
Existed: 1955 – present
Major junctions
Beltway around Winnipeg, Manitoba
East end: PTH 1 (TCH) / Route 135
West end: PTH 1 (TCH) / Route 85
PTH 100 (TCH) (South Perimeter)
Length: 40 km (20 mi)
PTH 59 / Route 20
PTH 75 / Route 42
PTH 3 / Route 155
PTH 101 (North Perimeter)
Length: 49.5 km (30.8 mi)
PTH 15 / Route 115
PTH 59 / Route 20
PTH 9 / Route 52
PTH 8 / Route 180
PTH 6 / Route 25
PTH 190
Highway system

Manitoba provincial highways

PTH 89 PTH 110
Portage Ave interchange

Provincial Trunk Highways (PTH) 100 and 101 (locally known as the Perimeter Highway) form a beltway around the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Perimeter is approximately 90 km (56 mi) long. It is an alternate route around Winnipeg for through traffic, as there are no freeways through the city.


The highway was originally built in 1955, following the cancellation of a freeway system to accommodate traffic around Winnipeg to avoid the city centre rush hour traffic. The northeast section was left unbuilt at the time, as PTH 59 had received significant upgrades, making the need for a northeast section less pressing. PTH 59 continued to serve as the de facto northeast leg of the Perimeter until the mid-1990s, when the remaining segments of the highway were completed. The highway now encircles Winnipeg.

Most of the Perimeter is a four-lane divided expressway, with interchanges and at-grade intersections. The only section that remains two-lane is in the vicinity of the PTH 59N interchange. In September 2015 however, construction began on upgrading the current at-grade intersection at PTH 59 with a modified Cloverleaf interchange.[1] Once complete, the remainder of the two-lane Perimeter will be upgraded to divided highway, thus making the entire ring road divided highway. Construction is expected to be complete by 2018.[2]

The southern segment of the Perimeter Highway is part of the Trans-Canada Highway as a Winnipeg bypass, and designated as Highway 100. The northern segment is a provincial highway designated as PTH 101.

The Perimeter Highway bridge across the Red River and roadway at Pembina Highway was constructed in 1958. The job was tendered to Peter Leitch Construction Ltd. at a cost of $188,670. In December 1957, Dominion Bridge was awarded the contract ($80,157) to supply the structural steel for the overpass.[3]

Exit list[edit]

km # Destinations Notes
0 1 PTH 1 (TCH) / Route 135 west (Fermor Avenue) – Steinbach, Falcon Lake, Kenora Signed as exits 1A (west) and 1B (east)

The Perimeter Highway designation is PTH 100 (TCH) west and PTH 101 north of here.

2.0 Murdock Road At-grade
3.6 Symington Road At-grade
5.2 Plessis Road At-grade
6.8 8 PTH 59 / Route 20 north (Lagimodiere Boulevard) – St. Pierre-Jolys, St. Malo Signed as exit 8
7.9 Melnick Road north / Budd Road south At-grade
8.0 Canadian Pacific Railway Level crossing
8.1 Aimes Road north / Sumka Road south At-grade
8.8 PR 300 south / Route 150 north (St. Anne's Road) At-grade / Traffic Signals
12.4 PR 200 south / Route 52 north (St. Mary's Road) – St. Adolphe, Dominion City, Emerson At-grade / Traffic Signals
15.9 18 PTH 75 south to Route 42 north (Pembina Highway) – Morris, Emerson, North Dakota Signed as exits 18A (north) and 18B (south)
16.2 Canadian National Railway Grade-separated
17.2 Waverley Street south At-grade / Traffic Signals
17.9 Route 90 north (Kenaston Boulevard) At-grade / Traffic Signals
20.2 Brady Road At-grade
21.4 PR 330 south – La Salle, Morris At-grade / Traffic Signals
21.9 Canadian Pacific Railway Level crossing
23.1 Municipal Road 9E At-grade
24.7 Municipal Road 8E At-grade
26.4 Municipal Road 7E At-grade
26.8 PTH 2 west – Treherne, Glenboro, Souris
no access when travelling eastbound (counter-clockwise)
28.0 PTH 3 / Route 155 east (McGillivray Blvd) – Carman, Morden, Winnipeg, To PTH 2 west At-grade / Traffic Signals
29.8 Oakland Road At-grade
30.2 Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR) Level crossing
30.7 La Verendrye Road At-grade
35.3 PR 427 west / Route 145 east (Wilkes Avenue)
36.1 At-grade
37.2 Caron Road west – no access when traveling northbound (clockwise) At-grade
38.1 40 PR 241 west / Route 105 east (Roblin Boulevard) – Headingley Signed as exit 40 clockwise

Signed as exits 40A (east) and 40B (west) counterclockwise

38.6 Assiniboine River
39.3 Augier Ave east – no access when traveling southbound (counter-clockwise)
Oak Forest Crescent west – no access when traveling northbound (clockwise)
40.0 42 PTH 1 (TCH) / Route 85 east (Portage Avenue) – Portage la Prairie, Brandon Signed as exits 42A (east) and 42B (west)
The Perimeter Highway designation is PTH 100 (TCH) east and PTH 101 north of here.
40.7 Assiniboia Downs – no access when traveling northbound (clockwise) At-grade
42 PR 425 (Saskatchewan Avenue) Grade separated / No access
42 Canadian Pacific Railway Grade-separated
43.1 45 PTH 190 east (CentrePort Canada Way) Signed as exits 45A (east)/ 45B (west)
44.0 Boychuk Road At-grade
45.6 Selkirk Avenue, Township Road 63 At-grade
47.3 Township Road 64 At-grade
48.5 50 PR 221 – Rosser
51.2 At-grade
51.3 Canadian National Railway Level crossing
52.1 PTH 6 north / Paterson Drive south – Grand Rapids, Thompson At-grade / Traffic Signals
52.9 Summit Road At-grade
54.6 Sturgeon Road At-grade
56.2 Klimpke Road At-grade
57.9 60 PTH 7 – Stonewall, To Route 90 (Brookside Boulevard) 1 km south Signed as exits 60A (South) and 60B (North)
59.5 King Edward Street At-grade
59.8 Canadian Pacific Railway Level crossing
62.8 PR 409 north (Pipeline Road) At-grade / Traffic Signals
65.5 Second Street south / Holmes Road north
66.8 69 PTH 8 north / Route 180 south (McPhillips Street) – Gimli Signed as exits 69A (south) and 69B (north)
69.0 Canadian Pacific Railway Level crossing
69.6 71 PTH 9 north / Route 52 south (Main Street) – Selkirk, Winnipeg Beach Signed as exits 71A (south) and 71B (north)
70.3 Red River
70.7 72 PR 204 north / Route 42 south (Henderson Highway) – Lockport Signed as exit 72
72.5 Raleigh St south – no access when traveling westbound (counter clockwise))
Sperring Ave north – no access when traveling eastbound (clockwise)
73.8 PTH 59 / Route 20 south (Lagimodiere Boulevard) – Grand Beach At-grade / Traffic signals
76.2 Wenzel Street At-grade
77.0 Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR) Level crossing
80.2 Gunn Road At-grade
83.5 Canadian Pacific Railway Level crossing
83.6 PTH 15 east / Route 115 west (Dugald Road) – Dugald, Anola, Elma At-grade / Traffic Signals
85.3 St. Boniface Road At-grade
87.0 Niakwa Road At-grade
87.2 Great Winnipeg Water District Railway (GWWDRR) Level crossing
88.6 Navin Road At-grade
89.5 1 PTH 1 (TCH) / Route 135 west (Fermor Avenue) – Steinbach, Falcon Lake, Kenora The Perimeter Highway designation is PTH 100 (TCH) south and PTH 101 north of here.

Inner city beltway, the second half of the Perimeter plan[edit]

This roadway is what was to be part of a two ring road system, with the outer Perimeter Highway, and an inner ring. The inner ring was initially tabled in the 1960s and was slow to progress.

The inner ring, also sometimes referred to as the inner city beltway, was to be (Route 17) the Chief Peguis Trail to the north, heading west to Route 96 (William R. Clement Pkwy), circling to Route 165 (Bishop Grandin Blvd), and from there to a point near Northern Blower on Route 37 (Regent Ave). Several years ago a group working with a councillor, worked to stop the loop from going into the Transcona area, and had the roadway's land designated a natural prairie grass park. From this point on Regent, the road was supposed to loop north back to Route 17 (Chief Peguis Tr). The current plan has had to move the eastern portion to Plessis Road. Plessis Road is not as suited to the required connection and space for intersections, but is the only remaining viable option.

While construction of the east–west Bishop Grandin portion was done years ago, the northern portions have remained unlinked, with only the short portion between Route 52 (Main Street) and Lagimodière. This has provided an effective link over the Red River, but the short span of road leaves much of the north part of the city with difficult navigation choices on an east–west basis, often pushing major cross town traffic to use residential roads and regional arteries like Inkster, MacIvor and Springfield Roads.

The city of Winnipeg completed the extension of Route 17 (Chief Peguis Tr) to Lagimodière Blvd in [4] December 2011. This brings the inner ring road one step further to completion.

The absence of a link between the intersection of Route 52 (Main St) and Route 17 (Chief Peguis Tr) toward Route 90 (Brookside Blvd) makes east-west travel difficult, and is an important link for the north part of town to significant areas like the Airport and Red River Community College, as well as the future CentrePort (an inland port).

The land for these links is owned by the city and simply awaits the laying of roadway. These type of major traffic arteries are designed to carry crosstown traffic efficiently with fewer environmentally damaging starts and stops. Further these roadways are designed to move traffic away from direct contact with residential streets.


Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Rollason, Kevin. "Work starts on interchange at Perimeter, Highway 59". Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Lawson, Kim. "Cloverleaf at Perimeter, Hwy 59 Under Construction". AM 680 CJOB. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Giant Overpass, Bridge For City Perimeter Route". The Winnipeg Tribune. January 30, 1958. 
  4. ^ "Chief Peguis Trail extension opens". CBC News. December 2, 2011. 
Preceded by
Highway 1
Trans-Canada Highway
Highway 100
Succeeded by
Highway 1