Saskatchewan Highway 969

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Highway 969
Route information
Length 114.6 km[1] (71.2 mi)
History Formerly Hwy 169
Major junctions
South end Hwy 2 near Montreal Lake
  Hwy 926 near Montreal Lake
North end Hwy 165 south of La Ronge
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 968Hwy 970

Highway 969 is a provincial highway in the northeast region of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It runs from Highway 2 to Highway 165. Highway 969 is about 115 km (71 mi) long.[1]

Route description[edit]

Highway 969 begins at Highway 2 just east of Prince Albert National Park. The road begins moving to the east and then swings to the northeast. Highway 969 enters the town of Montreal Lake, which is named after the nearby Montreal Lake. Highway 926 leaves to the east soon after leaving Montreal Lake. Now paralleling the lake, Highway 969 passes through Timber Bay.[2]

The highway then heads north to the beginning of Montreal River where the original community of Molanosa was located and then continues north to its northern terminus at Highway 165. Highway 969 comes within a few hundred meters of the exact geographical center of the province of Saskatchewan (near the community of Molanosa).[2]

History[edit]

The highway was originally part of Provincial Highway 2 that connected Prince Albert to La Ronge.[3] Highway 2 was realigned in the 1960s, and the route was renumbered as Highway 169,[4] but was renumbered to Highway 969 in the early 1980s as part of the establishment of the 900-series highways.[5][6] Highway 969 used to follow Candle Lake Road south of Montreal Lake; however, when the road was removed from the provincial highway system, and Highway 969 was realigned to follow former Highway 930.[7]

Major intersections[edit]

From south to north. The entire route is in Northern Administration District.

Locationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
0.00.0 Hwy 2 – Prince Albert, La RongeHwy 969 southern terminus; west end of former Hwy 930
Montreal Lake7.54.7Candle Lake RoadFormer Hwy 969 alignment; east end of former Hwy 930
15.09.3 Hwy 926 east – Candle Lake
Timber Bay27.317.0
Molanosa72.144.8
114.671.2 Hwy 165 to Hwy 2 – La Ronge, CreightonHwy 969 northern terminus; adjacent to Hwy 2 intersection
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Google (February 23, 2018). "Highway 969 in Saskatchewan" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 23, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure (2016). Saskatchewan Official Road Map (PDF) (Map) (2016/2017 ed.). Government of Saskatchewan. § E-6. 
  3. ^ The H.M. Gousha Company (1956). "Saskatchewan & Manitoba" (Map). Shell Map of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The Shell Oil Company. §§ B-3, C-3. 
  4. ^ Department of Highways and Transportation (1972). Saskatchewan Official Highway Map (Map). Queen's Printer. § E-3. 
  5. ^ Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation (1980). Official Highway Map (Map). Queen's Printer. §§ E-5, E-6. 
  6. ^ Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation (1984). Official Highway Map (Map). Queen's Printer. §§ E-5, E-6. 
  7. ^ "Saskatchewan Traffic Safety Accident Facts". SGI. 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2018.