Ontario Highway 132

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Highway 132
Route information
Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Length: 30.3 km[2] (18.8 mi)
Existed: January 11, 1956[1] – present
Major junctions
West end:  Highway 41 near Dacre
East end:  Highway 60 in Renfrew
Highway system
Highway 130 Highway 136

King's Highway 132, commonly referred to as Highway 132, is a provincially maintained highway the Canadian province of Ontario. Its western terminus is at Highway 41 near Dacre while its eastern terminus is at Highway 60 in Renfrew.

The length of Highway 132 is 30.3 km (18.8 mi). It is situated entirely in Renfrew County, travelling through the communities of Shamrock and Dacre. The road was built in the 1850s as part of the Opeongo and Ottawa Colonization Road, providing access to Renfrew County for settlement in the Opeongo Hills.

Route description[edit]

Highway 132 is a short connector highway that travels between Dacre and Renfrew, connecting Highway 41 with Highway 17 via Highway 60. The majority of the route travels through the Canadian Shield, with the exception of the final few kilometres approaching Renfrew, where it descends into the Ottawa Valley. Because of its rugged surroundings, there is relatively little human habitation along the route outside of the communities of Dacre and Shamrock.[3]

History[edit]

Highway 132 between Renfrew and Shamrock.

Highway 132 was assumed by the Department of Highways on January 11, 1956.[1] Prior to the designation of Highway 132, no other highways connected with Highway 17 between Pembroke, where it met Highway 62, and Arnprior, where it met Highway 29.[4] Although some minor realignments have occurred over the years, the route has more or less remained unchanged since its designation.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

Highway 132 entering Renfrew

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 132, as noted by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.[2] The entire route is located in Renfrew County.[3] 

Location km[2] Mile Destinations Notes
Renfrew 0.0 0.0  Highway 60 – Douglas
Admaston Bromley 5.7 3.5 County Road 5 (Stone Road)
County Road 34 (Whelan Road)
Dacre 27.7 17.2  Highway 513 Highway 513 may be decommissioned. It appears in Ministry documents but does not appear on any current maps, including the Official Ontario Road Map.
Bonnechere Valley 30.3 18.8  Highway 41 – Denbigh, Eganville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Annual Report (Report). Department of Highways. March 31, 1956. p. 205.
  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 (2010). Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. p. 64, section P52–R55. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7.
  4. ^ Ontario Department of Highways (1956). Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by C.P. Robins. Section O38–P40.

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