Winnipeg Route 20

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Winnipeg Route 20
Winnipeg Route 20
Other name(s) Lagimodière Blvd
Part of PTH 59
Maintained by City of Winnipeg
Length 16 km (10 mi)
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
South end PTH 100 (TCH) (Perimeter Hwy)
Major
junctions
Route 165 west (Bishop Grandin Blvd)
PTH 1 (TCH) / Route 135 (Fermor Ave)
Route 115 west (Marion St)
Route 115 east (Dugald Rd)
Route 37 (Regent Ave W)
Concordia Ave
Route 17 west (CPT)
North end PTH 101 (Perimeter Hwy)

Route 20 (known locally as Lagimodière Boulevard) is a major north-south arterial route in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is also part of Manitoba Highway 59, the only Provincial Trunk Highway (other than the Trans-Canada Highway) that crosses through the city.

Route description[edit]

At about 16.7 km (10.4 mi), it is one of the longest roads in the city. It begins in the northeast, running through the suburb of North Kildonan before becoming the boundary between the suburbs of East Kildonan and Transcona. South of the CNR Redditt line, it enters the eastern section of St. Boniface, passing by the CNR Symington Yards and the Royal Canadian Mint before crossing the Perimeter Highway and leaving the city in the extreme southern part of St. Boniface.[1]

Route 20 maintains expressway standards through Winnipeg, generally as a 4-lane divided route, and has an 80 km/h (50 mph) speed limit for the most part, except for a brief section in the north end at Regent Avenue where the speed limit drops to 70 km/h (45 mph), and a section after the North Kildonan overpass where the speed limit raises to 90 km/h

History[edit]

During the 1960s, Highway 59 between the Trans-Canada and the North Perimeter Highways was rebuilt to the east of its original route, which followed what is now Molson Street, Panet Road, Dawson Road, and Speers Road. Following its completion, the newly reconstructed road was named Lagimodière Boulevard, after Jean Baptiste Lagimodière, an early pioneer of St. Boniface.[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Sherlock's Map of Winnipeg and Surrounding Areas, Maps, 10, 11, 18, 26, 27, and 33, ISBN 978-1-895229-67-7 
  2. ^ Manitoba Historical Society article on Jean Baptiste Lagimodière. Accessed August 14, 2008.
  3. ^ "Winnipeg Metro Council notes (1960-1971)" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-11-13.