Winnipeg Route 180

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Winnipeg Route 180
Winnipeg Route 180
Other name(s) McPhillips St
Maintained by City of Winnipeg
Length 10.7 km[1] (6.6 mi)
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
South end Route 57 (Notre Dame Ave)
Major
junctions
Route 47 (Logan Ave)
Route 25 (Inkster Blvd)
Route 23 (Leila Ave)
North end PTH 101 (Perimeter Hwy) / PTH 8 north

Route 180 (locally known as McPhillips St.) is a major arterial road/city route in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. It runs from Route 57 (Notre Dame Avenue) to Emes Avenue (Winnipeg city limits) near the Perimeter Highway, where it becomes Highway 8).

The route is the highest numbered city route in Winnipeg. It serves as a connector to Highway 8 and Selkirk from downtown Winnipeg via Notre Dame Ave. The speed limit is 60 km/h (37 mph) in the suburban area, except approaching the Perimeter where the speed limit becomes 80 km/h (50 mph).

History[edit]

George McPhillips (1848–1913) is commemorated by McPhillips Street in Winnipeg. The street was formerly the two mile limit of the Selkirk Settlers' lots, which started at the Red River and extended from it for four miles. The first two miles were reserved for buildings and residential pursuits. Beyond the limit was pasture land. George Jr. came from a family of land surveyors. His father, George Sr., was the first generation of the Irish-Canadian family to perform this work in Western Canada. George Sr. arrived in Manitoba in 1872 and set up a surveying business, joined by George Jr. until 1875 when he and his brothers Robert Charles McPhillips and Francis McPhillips opened an office of their own, McPhillips Brothers. The firm was active during the Winnipeg boom of 1881-82. Another brother, Albert Edward McPhillips was a lawyer in British Columbia and Henry McPhillips was a journalist.

In 1875, George Jr. was authorized by the Winnipeg city council to prepare an official map of the city, the first of its kind in the West. It was a difficult task because the few existing maps of subdivisions had to be revised and brought together. The first of these maps was done in January 1872 and comprised the homestead of James Ross, whose property extended from the Red River west to Princess Street. The width of the homestead was one city block, from James Avenue to Rupert Avenue. In the course of the project, McPhillips surveyed 625 streets, measuring 290 miles. The job gave him such publicity that, in 1883, he was asked by the council of Windsor, Ontario to prepare a map of that city. He later returned to Winnipeg. He died at his home at 168 Kennedy Street on 20 November 1913, and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Winnipeg 0.0 0.0 Notre Dame Avenue (Route 57) – Downtown Winnipeg
0.45 0.28 William Avenue – Health Sciences Centre
0.95 0.59 Logan Avenue (Route 47)
2.4 1.5 Borrows Avenue
3.9 2.4 Inkster Boulevard (Route 25 west)
4.7 2.9 Jefferson Avenue
5.4 3.4 William Avenue – Garden City Shopping Centre
5.8 3.6 Leila Avenue (Route 23)
9.6 6.0 Emes Road Winnipeg city limits;
south end of PTH 8 unsigned concurrency
R.M. West St. Paul 10.7 6.6 Perimeter Highway (PTH 101) Grade separated; PTH 101 exit 69;
north end of PTH 8 unsigned concurrency
Continues as PTH 8 north (McPhillips Street) – Gimli
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Google (August 9, 2017). "Route 180 in Winnipeg" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ Goldsborough, Gordon (November 8, 2008). "Memorable Manitobans: George McPhillips (1848-1913)". Manitoba Historical Society.