Winnipeg Route 57

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Winnipeg Route 57
Winnipeg Route 57
Other name(s) Provencher Blvd / William Stephenson Way / Pioneer Ave / Cumberland Ave / Notre Dame Ave / Dublin Ave
Maintained by City of Winnipeg
Length 8.5 km (5.3 mi)
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
Coordinates 49°53′56″N 97°09′22″W / 49.899°N 97.156°W / 49.899; -97.156
East end Route 30 (Archibald St)
Major
junctions
Route 52 south (Main St)
Route 85 west (Portage Ave)
Route 42 north (King St)
Route 42 south (Donald St)
Route 62 (Balmoral St)
Route 70 north (Sherbrook St)
Route 70 south (Maryland St)
Route 180 north (McPhillips St)
West end Route 90 (King Edward St)

Route 57 is a major road located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It connects the suburbs of St. James and St. Boniface with the West End and the downtown core.

Route Description[edit]

Route 57 begins as Dublin Avenue at Route 90 in the St. James Industrial Area near the Winnipeg airport. It follows Dublin Avenue, then diverts onto eastbound Notre Dame Avenue. Between Sherbrook Street and Portage Avenue, Route 57 follows different streets, Notre Dame Avenue (westbound), Fort Street (northbound), or Cumberland Avenue (eastbound) and Carlton Street (southbound). The westbound route passes through the Exchange District.

East of Portage Avenue, Route 57 passes by Shaw Park and The Forks as it follows Pioneer Avenue (westbound) or William Stephenson Way (eastbound) via Main Street. It crosses the Provencher Bridge into St. Boniface and follows Provencher Boulevard, the main street of Old St. Boniface. It crosses the Seine River before ending at Archibald Street.

History[edit]

Dublin Avenue is named after the Irish capital. Notre Dame Avenue was named for a girls' school which was located on the road (it later moved to Academy Road). William Stephenson Way (formerly Water Avenue) is named after the British-Canadian spy, who was born in Winnipeg.[1]

Provencher Boulevard is named for Norbert Provencher, the first Roman Catholic Bishop of St. Boniface.[1] Many city heritage buildings, including the former St. Boniface City Hall, are located along Provencher.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History in Winnipeg Street Names". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "St. Boniface City Hall". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 1 November 2014.