Manitoba Provincial Road 373


Manitoba Provincial Road 373
Provincial Road 373
Route information
Maintained by Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation
Length: 170 km[1] (106 mi)
Major junctions
South end: PTH 6 near Setting Lake
  PR 374 south of Cross Lake
North end: Local streets in Norway House
Highway system

Manitoba provincial highways

← PR 367 PR 374 →

Provincial Road 373 (also known as Highway 373 or PR 373 by the Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation) is a highly recoginized all-weather provincial road in Division 22 of Manitoba. The road was made famous by a group of singers from Norway House, who named their band Highway 373. Road 373 begins at an intersection with Highway 6 in Setting Lake, heads eastward through rural regions, and terminating at an intersection with local roads in Norway House. There is one major intersection along the way, Road 374, which heads north to Cross Lake. Road 373's entire length is declared a class A1 provincial road.[2]

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Route description

Road 373 begins at an intersection with Provincial Trunk Highway 6 in Setting Lake. The highway begins to the southeast, paralleling and intersecting with local roads in a rural region of northern Manitoba. Houses and businesses ae scarce for the distance, except in the town at its other terminus, Norway House. Road 373 passes to the south of Duck Lake along the way, with several twists and turns coming at Cross Lake. There, Road 374 begins to the north along Road 373. Road 374 heads north across the lake to the town of Cross Lake via the Kichi Sipi Bridge.[1]

There is a ferry service across the Nelson River at Whiskey Jack. East of the ferry the road parallels the Nelson River for most of its length. The highway heads to the southwest, intersecting mainly with local roads before entering Norway House at just past 100 miles (160 km). Just south of Norway House, Road 373 turns westward along the shores of Playgreen Lake and turns south soon after. Road 373 terminates at the entrance to the Norway House Indian Reservation at 110 miles.[1]

History

Road 373 was assigned to its routing at an unknown date. The Jenpeg Generating Station, a generating station along Road 373, was built in the 1970s and cost $310 million. It regulates water flowing north out of Lake Winnipeg.[3] In 2000, Road 373 had its crossing over the Muhigan River upgraded.[4] In 2004, $131,000 was put aside for flashing lights at train tracks along Road 373. These include two light signals, a bell, and AC/DC-type track circuits.[5] The highway became nationally recognized in the 2000s, when a band from Norway House won an award for their music, under the name Highway 373.[6]

Junction list

Division # Location Km[1] Roads intersected Notes
22 Setting Lake
0
PTH 6
Jenpeg
79
PTH 374 Southern terminus of Road 374
Norway House
177
Local streets
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

  • Manitoba Provincial Road 374

References

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