Winnipeg Route 20

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Winnipeg Route 20 shield

Winnipeg Route 20
Lagimodière Boulevard
Route 20 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by City of Winnipeg
Length16.4 km[1] (10.2 mi)
Existed1966–present
Component
highways
PTH 59
Major junctions
South endPTH 100 (TCH) (Perimeter Hwy)
 
North endWinnipeg city limits
Highway system
Manitoba provincial highways
Winnipeg City Routes
Route 17Route 23

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.[2]

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.[3][4]

Major intersections[edit]

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Winnipeg0.0–
0.8
0.0–
0.50
PTH 59 south – St-Pierre-Jolys
Perimeter Highway (PTH 100)
Interchange, PTH 100 exit 8;
Route 20 southern terminus;
south end of PTH 59 concurrency
3.22.0 Bishop Grandin Boulevard (Route 165 west)
4.93.0 PTH 1 (TCH) / Fermor Avenue (Route 135)
8.55.3 Marion Street (Route 115 west)South end of Route 115 concurrency
9.05.6 Dugald Road (Route 115 east)North end of Route 115 concurrency
10.46.5 Regent Avenue (Route 37)
12.17.5Concordia AvenueInterchange
14.18.8 Route 17 west (Chief Peguis Trail)
16.410.2Winnipeg city limitsRoute 20 northern terminus;
north end of PTH 59 concurrency
East St. Paul16.4–
17.5
10.2–
10.9
Perimeter Highway (PTH 101)
PTH 59 north – Grand Beach
Interchange, PTH 101 exit 76
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former
  •       Concurrency terminus

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Google (January 14, 2019). "Route 20 in Winnipeg" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Sherlock's Map of Winnipeg and Surrounding Areas, Maps, 10, 11, 18, 26, 27, and 33, ISBN 978-1-895229-67-7
  3. ^ "Memorable Manitobans: Jean Baptiste Lagimodière (1778-1855)". Retrieved 2008-08-14.
  4. ^ "Winnipeg Metro Council notes (1960-1971)" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-11-13.