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Highway 10 Near Minnedosa

PTH 10 is a major north/south road in Manitoba starting at the U.S. border, south of Boissevain and passing through or by Boissevain, Brandon, Dauphin, Swan River, and the Pas to finish at Flin Flon. Shown here is a section of the road 1 where it bypasses Minnedosa 2. Before construction of the bypass in 1967, traffic had to pass through the centre of the town. In the south PTH 10 follows the range line between 18 and19WI 3. It veers east 4 and then north again 5 to cross the Little Saskatchewan River 6 necessitating substantial road cuts 7 (light-toned). Further north it reverts to a route along north/south section lines 8. South of Minnedosa it is joined by Highway 16 (part of the Yellowhead Route) from Neepawa in the east 9. The two follow the same route around Minnedosa then Highway 16 veers off to the northwest 10. Major roads now bypass most small communities; this is true of Basswood 11 in the northwest corner of the photo. Note also in the west, the north/south PR 270 12. At the township line between townships 14 and 15, it has a curve 13 caused by the correction line between the townships. Here the correction is about ¾ mile (1207 metres) to the west 14 but PR 270 jogs ¼ mile (402 metres) to the east to follow the nearest north/south section line 15.

Also visible is the CP line; it enters Minnedosa from the east 16, passes through town 17, and then climbs up the north side of the Little Saskatchewan Valley 18. It then runs parallel to Highway 16 and is only clearly visible where it runs through Basswood 19.

Figure 18.32

Highway 10 Near Minnedosa