Winnipeg Route 17

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Winnipeg Route 17
Winnipeg Route 17
Other name(s) Chief Peguis Trail
Maintained by City of Winnipeg
Length 5 km (3 mi)
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
West end Route 52 (Main St)
Route 42 (Henderson Hwy)
Gateway Rd
East end PTH 59 / Route 180 (Lagimodiere Blvd)
Inauguration 1990 (1990)[1]

Route 17, also known as Chief Peguis Trail, or CPT, is a major highway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The highway connects Routes 52 (Main Street) and 20 (Lagimodiere Boulevard). It is the lowest numbered city route. It is only 5 km long, but despite its short length, the speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph). The first section of roadway (between Main and Henderson) was opened on October 19, 1990, and officially named the Chief Peguis Trail on November 1, 1991.[2] The second section was opened on December 2, 2011.

Ribbon Cutting of the Chief Peguis Extension

The first extension routes most vehicular traffic away from collector and residential streets throughout the North Kildonan ward travelling west-east.

The extension includes features such as:

  • Grade-separated overpass at Rothesay St.
  • Pedestrian bridge just west of Gateway Road—allowing the Northeast Pioneers Greenway to pass overtop of the CPT, circumventing the at-grade crosswalk
  • Built-in Active Transportation trail along the northern projection

The City of Winnipeg anticipates [3] the route being further extended—west connecting with Routes 180 (McPhillips Street) and 90 (Brookside Blvd.) and east Plessis Road and potentially the East Perimeter.

Chief Peguis Trail crosses the Red River. The bridge over the river is called the Kildonan Settlers Bridge, and features names of local early settlers of the area on each street light.

Upon its ultimate completion, the Chief Peguis Trail would[when?] form part of a proposed inner beltway alternative to the Perimeter Highway.

See also[edit]

List of Manitoba Expressways


  1. ^ "Chief Peguis Trail extension opens". 2 December 2011.
  2. ^ City of Winnipeg Timeline 1989 - 1993
  3. ^ City of Winnipeg Master Transportation Plan (2011)

External links[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata