Winnipeg Route 37

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Winnipeg Route 37
Winnipeg Route 37
Other name(s) Redwood Ave / Hespeler Ave / Johnson Ave W / Levis St / Watt St / Nairn Ave / Regent Ave W / Plessis Rd / Pandora Ave W / Ravenhurst St
Maintained by City of Winnipeg
Length 14.5 km (9.0 mi)
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
West end Route 62 (Salter St)
Major
junctions
Route 52 (Main St)
Route 42 (Henderson Hwy)
Route 30 south (Watt St)
PTH 59 / Route 20 (Lagimodiere Blvd)
East end Route 115 (Dugald Rd)

Route 37 is a major east-west arterial route in Winnipeg, Manitoba which connects the suburbs of Transcona and Elmwood with the downtown core.

Route description[edit]

The official route begins on Redwood Avenue at that road's intersection with Salter Street in the city's North End.[1] Route 37 passes over the Redwood Bridge and enters the suburb of Elmwood as Hespeler Avenue, until it meets Henderson Highway. Eastbound traffic bears south on Henderson before bearing right to follow Riverton Avenue, which curves into an eastbound Midwinder Avenue. After a short jog south on Levi; Street, it joins Nairn Avenue. Westbound traffic turns north off Nairn onto Watt Street before turning west onto Levis, then Johnson Avenue West. Meeting Henderson, route 37 heads south 3 blocks before bearing west on Hespeler Avenue.

Route 37 continues over the CP main line towards Transcona as Nairn Avenue, Regent Avenue West, Pandora Avenue West, and Pandora Avenue East. It turns southbound on Ravenshurst Street and ends at the intersection of Ravenshurst with Dugald Road.

History[edit]

Redwood Avenue was named for the red roof of a store that was once located on the banks of the Red River. Hespeler Avenue was named for William Hespeler, a member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in the early 1900s. Johnson Avenue was named for Francis Godschall Johnson, the governor of Assiniboia from 1855 to 1859. Stadacona Street was named after the Quebec village. Nairn Avenue is named for local businessman Stephen Nairn.[2] Watt Street was known as Archibald Street North prior to 1962.[3]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Sherlock's Map of Winnipeg and Surrounding Areas, Maps 9, 17, 18, 19, and 20, ISBN 978-1-895229-67-7 
  2. ^ History in Winnipeg Street Names from the Manitoba Historical Society. Accessed August 14, 2008.
  3. ^ "Winnipeg Metro Council notes (1960-1971)" (PDF). Retrieved November 13, 2014.