Manitoba Highways

PTH 2-49

The PTH series are major, high-traffic highways. There are several levels of highway within the PTH designation, from multi-lane controlled access highways to two-lane improved gravel-surface. All are considered major highways, however.

PTH 2

PTH 2 runs essentially parallel to TCH 1 across Southern Manitoba and is often used as an alternate truck route.
Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: TCH 100 near PTH 3 south of Winnipeg
Western Terminus: Highway 13, Saskatchewan

PTH 3

PTH 3 is a major access route for the thriving Pembina Valley economic base. It is twinned from the junction with PTH 14 to Morden.
Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 75 (Route 42) as Route 155 in Winnipeg
Western Terminus: Highway 18, Saskatchewan
PTH 3 runs concurrently with other highways (PTH 18, 21, 34, 83) at several places in southwestern Manitoba.
Spur Routes
3A: Crystal City (E) through Clearwater

PTH 4

One of the newest designated PTH routes, it forms a bypass around the north end of Selkirk. Its primary purpose is as a route for crossing the Red.
Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 59
Western Terminus: PTH 9
Length: 9 km

PTH 5

PTH 5 has two distinct sections: a north-south section and an east-west section. It traverses the western part of Manitoba.
Southern Terminus: Highway 4 (North Dakota) Northern/Eastern Terminus: PTH 68 at Ste Rose du Lac Western Terminus: Highway 10 (Saskatchewan) Spur Routes
5A: Dauphin

PTH 6

Easily the longest highway in the province, and the most northerly of the PTH series, this road connects Thompson to Winnipeg.
Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: PTH 101 north of Winnipeg
Northern Terminus: PR 391 in Thompson

PTH 7

This north-south route is a major connector from Winnipeg to the Interlake Region. It is twinned from its southern terminus to north of its junction with PTH 67.
Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: Route 90, Winnipeg
Northern Terminus: PTH 68 near Arborg

PTH 8

This north-south route is the primary route to the Icelandic communities on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg. It is twinned from its southern terminus to just north of its junction with PTH 27.
Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: Route 180, Winnipeg
Northern Terminus: Hecla Island

PTH 9

This north-south route is the primary route to Selkirk and cottages along Lake Winnipeg. It is twinned from its southern terminus to Selkirk.
Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: Route 52, Winnipeg
Northern Terminus: Junction with PR 231 and PR 222, Gimli
Spur Routes
9A: Selkirk

PTH 10

This is the major north-south route in Western Manitoba, connecting Flin Flon to Brandon and points south.
Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: US 281, North Dakota
Northern Terminus: Highway 167, Saskatchewan
Spur Routes
10A: Flin Flon, 10A: Swan River, 10A: Dauphin, 10A: Ethelbert

PTH 11

Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: PTH 1 near Hadashville
Northern Terminus: PTH 59 south of Victoria Beach

PTH 12

This forms the Manitoba portion of "MOM's Route", an alternate route from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg. It is twinned from Steinbach to TCH 1.
Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: MN 313, Minnesota
Northern Terminus: Grand Beach

PTH 13

Appropriately enough, this connects TCH 1 to PTH 3.
Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: PTH 3, Carman
Northern Terminus: TCH 1, north of Oakville

PTH 14

This highway is one of a few to boast a twinned section. It is twinned from the junction with PTH 32 to PTH 3.
Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 75
Western Terminus: PTH 3

PTH 15

Possibly the straightest highway in Manitoba, given its length. I have driven it a number of times and can honestly say it does not have a lot of curve to it.
Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 11 at Elma
Western Terminus: Route 115, Winnipeg

PTH 17

One of only two PTH to have a gravel-surface section. The three miles at its most southerly end are gravel.
Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: PTH 9 at Netley
Northern Terminus: PR 224 at Hodgson

PTH 18

Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: ND 30, North Dakota
Northern Terminus: Highway 2 near Wawanesa

PTH 19

This is the only PTH to be completely gravel. Most of its length is in Riding Mountain National Park. Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 5 at Norgate
Western Terminus: PTH 10 north of Wasgamming

PTH 20

Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: PTH 5, Ochre River
Northern Terminus: PTH 10, Cowan
Spur Route
20A: Dauphin

PTH 21

Shares a portion of its route with PTH 3.
Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: ND 14, North Dakota
Northern Terminus: PTH 45, Oakburn

PTH 22

Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: PTH 23, Elgin
Northern Terminus: PTH 2, Souris

PTH 23

Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 59, La Rochelle
Western Terminus: PTH 21, south of Hartney

PTH 24

Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 10
Western Terminus: PTH 83

PTH 25

Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 10
Western Terminus: PR 259, Wheatland

PTH 26

This highway follows along the north shore of the Assiniboine River. Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: TCH 1, St. Francois-Xavier
Western Terminus: TCH 1, east of Portage La Prairie

PTH 27

This very short highway is a connector between PTH 9 and 8 just north of Winnipeg. Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 9
Western Terminus: PTH 8

PTH 29

Possibly the shortest highway in Manitoba, it is unsigned. Less than 1 km in length, it connects I-29 to PTH 75. Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: I-29, North Dakota
Northern Terminus: PTH 75 near Emerson

PTH 30

This highway connects Altona with the US border. Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: ND 18, North Dakota
Northern Terminus: PTH 14 and PR 332, Rosenfeld

PTH 31

This highway winds through the Pembina Valley towards Langdon, ND. Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: ND 1, North Dakota
Northern Terminus: PTH 3 and PR 240, near Darlingford

PTH 32

This highway connects Winkler to Walhalla, ND, a surprisingly busy port of customs. Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: ND 32, north of Walhalla, ND
Northern Terminus: PTH 3 and PR 428, Winkler

PTH 34

This highway traverses south-central Manitoba. Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: ND 20, North Dakota
Northern Terminus: TCH 16, Gladstone

PTH 39

This is the most northerly PTH with a primarily east-west route. Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 6
Western Terminus: PTH 10

PTH 41

Primary Orientation: North-South
Southern Terminus: TCH 1, Kirkella
Northern Terminus: TCH 16, Binscarth

PTH 42

Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 21 and TCH 16, Shoal Lake
Western Terminus: PTH 41, St. Lazare

PTH 44

Another of the highways with a twinned section. Twinned from PTH 59 to Beausejour. Highway also travels through Whiteshell Provincial Park.
Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: TCH 1, West Hawk Lake
Western Terminus: PTH 9, near Selkirk

PTH 45

Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 10, Erickson
Western Terminus: TCH 16, Russell

PTH 49

Another contender for 'shortest highway' award, at about .8 km, this is little more than a spur connecting SK 49 to PTH 83.
Primary Orientation: East-West
Eastern Terminus: PTH 83
Western Terminus: Highway 49, Saskatchewan

Unused Designations

28, 33, 35-38, 40, 43, 46-48 remain unused in the Manitoba PTH system as of September 2006.
Last updated September 3, 2006
Copyright ©2006 Alex Klages