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Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.34: Highway 5 in the South

Although roads in southern Manitoba tend to be straight, a result of the DLS system, in some instances they are deflected by the topography. PTH 5 is a prominent south/north route, extending north from the U.S. border, past Carberry and Neepawa, and then along the east side of Riding Mountain before turning west through Dauphin and Roblin. It is shown here 1 where it bypasses Cartwright 2 to the west before jogging east one mile 3 to cross 4 and then run alongside Badger Creek 5. Where it crosses the line between townships 2 and 3, it jogs west 6 about ½ mile (804 metres) the correction between townships 2 and 3 before continuing north across the Pembina River 7. In the west a gravel road 8 bypasses Holmfield 9 and then jogs east a half mile (804 metres) 10 at the township line. PTH 3 11 runs east/west south of Cartwright.

Also seen is the CP line 12 through Cartwright and Holmfield leading to Killarney (off the photo to the west). A long abandoned line 13 is barely visible running north-northeast from Holmfield.

Figure 18.34: Highway 5 in the South

Figure 18.34: Highway 5 in the South

Figure 18.34

Vertical air photo: A21749-54

Flight height: 24,520 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 88.29 mm

Scale: 1:82,300 (approx.)

Date: July 27, 1970

Location: Townships 2 and 3; Ranges 14 and 15WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/3 Holmfield