Residents

Civic Addressing Program

The signs appearing at the end of rural driveways in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth are the new numbering for dwellings and other structures. These numbers are assigned in accordance with the Provincial guidelines for addressing and are tied to the new road naming scheme.

Roads that run east/west have been assigned a name based on distance from the Canada-U.S. border. The road which forms the south boundary of the of the grid from the international border is given the name: Road 75N. The first road north of Road 75N would be Road 76N, the next road north would be Road 77N, and so on.

Roads that run north/south have been assigned a name based on distance from the Principal Meridian. The road which forms the easternmost boundary of the grid is 129 miles west of the meridian, so it is given the name Road 129W. The first road west of Road 129W would be Road 130W, and so on.

The numbering for structures is based on two factors: i) the "block” of the road segment (e.g. Between Road 129W and Road 130W is Block 129), and ii) the distance that the driveway is located along that road segment. A rural address comprises a number and a road name, just the same as in any community (e.g. 123 Main Street). The road name and community must be stated to complete the civic number posted at the end of your property.

 Civic Addressing Map

The accompanying map demonstrates examples of rural addressing for 4 labeled structures.

Example 1: 129045 Road 75N: The structure shown on Road 75N is 450 meters west of the intersection with Road 129W. The point is, therefore in block 129, so the first three digits of the address are "129”. The distance along the road segment determines the last three digits, in this case: "045” (address numbers increase every 10 metres).

Example 2: 75048 Road 130W: The point on Road 130W is 480 metres north of the intersection with Road 75N. The point is, therefore, in block 75, so the first two digits of the address are "75”. The distance along the road segment determines the last three digits, in this case: "048”.

Example 3: 129125 Road 76N: The point on Road 76N is 1250 metres west of the intersection with Road 129W. The point is, therefore, in block 129, so the first three digits of the address are "129”. The distance along the road segment determines the last three digits, in this case: "125”.

Example 4: 75083 Road 129W: The point on Road 129W is 830 metres north of the intersection with Road 75N. The point is, therefore, in block 75, so the first two digits of the address are "75”. The distance along the road segment determines the last three digits, in this case: "083”.

 

On east/west roads the Provincial guidelines recommend that addresses on the south side of the road are even and the addresses on the north side are odd. Similarly, the north/south roads have even addresses on the west side and odd addresses on the east side.

Once the address system is understood, it is relatively easy to locate any addressed property on section roads anywhere in the Province. This system is extremely useful for emergency responders, such as fire, police and ambulance, to find the incident location even if they are unfamiliar with the local area.

 Civic Addressing Map

*IMPORTANT NOTICE!*

In the case of an emergency, dial 911 and give the operator your civic number(located on the blue sign at the end of the lane), road number (the road number the approach is accessed off of) and municipality or community you are located in. Ex) 12345 Rd 160W,  RM of Wallace-Woodworth.

Urban areas within the RM of Wallace-Woodworth have blue civic signs with house numbers located at the end of the lane. In this case the operator would require a full address such as 123 Government Road S  Virden, MB

Please ensure all members of your family know your full address. We recommend posting "your" address in your home near the phone for quick reference. The template below may be used to post your address in your home to ensure a known location.

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