Ontario Highway 34

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Highway 34
Route information
Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Length: 16.9 km[2] (10.5 mi)
Existed: November 26, 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
South end:  Highway 417 near Vankleek Hill
East end: Route 344 in Grenville
Highway system
Highway 33 Highway 35
Highway 417 exit to Highway 34

King's Highway 34, commonly referred to as Highway 34, is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. The route connects Hawkesbury with Highway 417 south of Vankleek Hill. It is 16.9 kilometres (10.5 mi) long.

The highway formerly continued 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Highway 417 to Highway 2 in Lancaster. This section was since been redesignated as SD&G County Road 34.

Route description[edit]

Highway 34 is short highway which today serves to connect the town of Hawkesbury with Highway 417. The 16.9-kilometre (11 mi) route ends near the Ottawa River in downtown Hawkesbury. Between these two points, with the exception of the town of Vankleek Hill, the highway traverses the rural Ottawa Valley.[3] The majority of the land use surrounding the highway are commercial shops in urban areas and agricultural in rural areas, though some small woodlots exist alongside the route.

History[edit]

Highway 34 has a very tame history, having been assumed in 1930 and remaining unchanged between then and the highway downloads of the late 1990s.

On November 26, 1930, the Department of Highways assumed the road between Lancaster and Hawkesbury as King's Highway 34, providing a connection between Highway 2 and Highway 17 immediately west of the Ontario–Quebec border. The route was 55.7 kilometres (34.6 mi) long at the time of its assumption.[1] Highway 34 remained unchanged for over 60 years, before the portion south of Highway 417 was decommissioned. On January 1, 1998, the section of Highway 34 within the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry was transferred to that jurisdiction.[4] It has since been redesignated as County Road 34.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 34, as noted by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.[2] The entire route is located in Prescott and Russell United Counties.[3] 

Location km[2] Mile Destinations Notes
Champlain 0.0 0.0  Highway 417 – Ottawa, Casselman, Montreal Exit 27
Vankleek Hill 5.3 3.3 Vankleek Hill town limits; beginning of Vankleek Hill Connecting Link agreement
6.7 4.2 Vankleek Hill town limits; end of Vankleek Hill Connecting Link agreement
Hawkesbury 15.4 9.6 County Road 17 Formerly  Highway 17
15.6 9.7 Hawkesbury town limits; beginning of Hawkesbury Connecting Link agreement
16.9 10.5 Main Street End of Hawkesbury Connecting Link agreement
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Appendix 5 - Schedule of Assumptions and Reversions of Sections". Annual Report (Report). Department of Highways. March 31, 1932. p. 76.
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2008). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Peter Heiler Ltd (2010). Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). pp. 68, section N–Q71. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7.
  4. ^ Highway Transfers List - “Who Does What” (Report). Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. June 20, 2001. p. 14.

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