Winnipeg Route 17

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Winnipeg Route 17 shield

Winnipeg Route 17
Chief Peguis Trail
Route 17 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by City of Winnipeg
Length5.1 km[2] (3.2 mi)
Existed1990[1]–present
Major junctions
West endRoute 52 (Main St)
 Route 42 (Henderson Hwy)
East endPTH 59 / Route 20 (Lagimodiere Blvd)
Highway system
Manitoba provincial highways
Winnipeg City Routes
Route 180Route 20

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).

Route description[edit]

Route 17 the lowest numbered city route. Despite its comparatively short length of 5 km (3 mi), 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.[3] 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 Street
  • 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

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.

Chief Peguis Trail is part of a proposed strategic inner ring road, alternative to the Perimeter Highway.[4]

Future[edit]

The City of Winnipeg is studying a 10 km (6 mi) western extension connecting with Routes 180 (McPhillips Street) and 90 (Brookside Boulevard).

anticipates [5] the route being further extended—west and east Plessis Road and potentially the East Perimeter.


Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Winnipeg.

km[2]miDestinationsNotes
Brookside Boulevard (Route 90)Western extension proposed[6]
McPhillips Street (Route 180)Western extension proposed[6]
0.00.0 Main Street (Route 52)Interchange proposed[7]
0.40.25Kildonan Settlers Bridge across Red River
1.40.87 Henderson Highway (Route 42)
3.52.2Gateway Road
5.13.2 Lagimodiere Boulevard (Route 20) / PTH 59
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Unopened

See also[edit]

List of Manitoba Expressways

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chief Peguis Trail extension opens". CBC.ca. 2 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b Google (January 11, 2019). "Route 17 in Winnipeg" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  3. ^ City of Winnipeg Timeline 1989 - 1993
  4. ^ "Chief Peguis Trail Extension West". Public Works. City of Winnipeg. October 3, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  5. ^ City of Winnipeg Master Transportation Plan (2011)
  6. ^ a b "Area map" (PDF) (Map). Public Works. City of Winnipeg. October 3, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Detailed map: McPhillips Street to Main Street" (PDF) (Map). Public Works. City of Winnipeg. October 26, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2019.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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