Ontario Highway 41

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Highway 41
Route information
Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Length: 160.5 km[1] (99.7 mi)
Existed: May 1, 1935 – present
Major junctions
South end:  Highway 7 in Kaladar
   Highway 28 in Denbigh
 Highway 132 near Dacre
 Highway 60 in Eganville
 Highway 17 near Pembroke
North end:  Highway 148 in Pembroke
Highway system
Current highways
←  Highway 40   Highway 48  →
Former highways
    Highway 42  →

King's Highway 41, commonly referred to as Highway 41, is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. It once travelled from Highway 401 in Napanee north to Highway 17 on the outskirts of Pembroke. However, the section south of Highway 7 in Kaladar was transferred to Lennox and Addington County and is now County Road 41.

Route description[edit]

Highway 41 crosses the Madawaska River near Griffith on a multi-span concrete rigid arch bridge.

Highway 41 is a long highway which travels in a predominantly north–south direction across eastern Ontario, from Highway 7 in Kaladar and Highway 148 in Pembroke. The majority of this distance crosses through a rugged forested region known as Mazinaw Country. However, the route enters the Ottawa Valley at a point between Dacre and Eganville; north of there the land use surrounding the highway becomes mostly agricultural.[2]

Highway 41 begins in the centre of Lennox and Addington County at Highway 7, in the town of Kaladar. The highway once continued south to Napanee, but this is now County Road 41. The highway travels north through the Canadian Shield roughly following the Addington Colonization Road, straddling the boundary between Lennox and Addington County and Frontenac County. It serves the communities of Northbrook and Cloyne before entering Bon Echo Provincial Park. Within the park is the large Mazinaw Rock escarpment, which is visible from the highway.[2]

North of the park, the highway, now entirely within Lennox and Addington County, passes through Ferguson Corners, where it departs eastward from the Addington Colonization Road, and Vennachar Junction. It encounters Highway 28 in the town of Denbigh, then turns northeast. Before entering the community of Griffith, the highway enters Renfrew County and crosses the Madawaska River on a multiple-span concrete rigid arch bridge.[2]

East of Griffith, the highway passes through Khartum. Further east, near Dacre, it encounters Highway 132. At that junction, drivers must turn to remain on Highway 41. The route proceeds north towards Eganville, where it meets Highway 60. The two highways become concurrent and travel north for 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) before curving west; Highway 41 departs from Highway 60 at a junction midway through this curve and travels eastward.[2]

The highway gradually wraps around the east side of Lake Doré, curving northward as it does. It passes through several communities within a short distance, the most significant of which is Rankin. At its northern end, the route intersects Highway 17 on the outskirts of Pembroke. Within the town, the highway is maintained under a Connecting Link Agreement. Highway 41 ends just south of the shores of the Ottawa River at Pembroke Street; this junction is also the western terminus of Highway 148.[2]

History[edit]

Highway 41 winding through the Madawaska Highlands in Renfrew County

Highway 41 was first assumed in the mid-1930s, though ironically it is the only section that is no longer part of the route. On May 1, 1935, the Department of Highways (DHO) designated the Napanee–Kaladar Road through Lennox and Addington County, a distance of 49.5 kilometres (30.8 mi), and numbered it as Highway 41.[3] Just over two years later, the route was extended to Highway 60 at Golden Lake. The DHO assumed the portion within Lennox and Addington on October 6, 1937, followed two weeks later by the portion within Renfrew County on October 20. This extended the highway by 125.4 kilometres (77.9 mi).[4]

Both Highway 60 and Highway 41 shared a terminus at a junction in Golden Lake until 1957, when the Eganville to Pembroke Road was designated as Highway 41. The section of highway between Eganville and Golden Lake became an extension of Highway 60.[citation needed]

On January 1, 1998, the section of Highway 41 between Highway 2 in Napanee and Highway 7 in Kaladar was transferred to the county of Lennox and Addington, truncating the highway by 48.9 kilometres (30.4 mi).[5]

Major intersections[edit]

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 41. In addition, it includes some minor junctions that are noted by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario

Division Location km[1] Mile Destinations Notes
Lennox and Addington Greater Napanee −50.9  Highway 2 (Dundas Street) – Toronto, Kingston Section decommissioned January 1, 1998[5]
Kaladar 0.0 0.0  Highway 7 – Peterborough, Ottawa, Perth
Northbrook 11.3 7.0
Beaver Creek Bridge
Cloyne 18.5 11.5 Hunt Road
County Road 506 east – Plevna
Formerly Highway 506
Frontenac 21.6 13.4 Skootamatta Lake Road
Bon Echo 30.4 18.9 Bon Echo Provincial Park entrance
Lennox and Addington Denbigh 63.5 39.5  Highway 28 – Bancroft
Renfrew Griffith 79.0 49.1 County Road 71 (Matawatchan Road) – Camel Chute Madawaska River Bridge
Bonnechere Valley 101.7 63.2  Highway 132 – Renfrew, Dacre Historic Ottawa and Opeongo Road
Eganville 122.1 75.9 County Road 512 Southern limits of Eganville; beginning of Connecting Link agreement;
123.2 76.6  Highway 60 east – Renfrew Beginning of Highway 60 concurrency
124.0 77.1 Northern limits of Eganville; end of Connecting Link agreement
North Algona Wilberforce 127.1 79.0  Highway 60 west – Golden Lake, Barry's Bay End of Highway 60 concurrency
Lake Dore 136.4 84.8 County Road 30 west (Lake Dore Road) – Golden Lake
County Road 9 east (Bulger Road)
Huckabones Corners 145.0 90.1 County Road 11 (Micksburg Road) – Micksburg
Pembroke 156.5 97.2  Highway 17 – North Bay, Ottawa, Petawawa, Renfrew
160.5 99.7  Highway 148 east (Pembroke Street) Pembroke Connecting Link agreement
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2008). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Google Inc. "Highway 41 - Length and Route". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://g.co/maps/qua5h. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "Appendix 4 - Schedule of Assumptions and Reversions of Sections". Annual Report (Report). Department of Highways. March 31, 1936. p. 49.
  4. ^ "Appendix 3 - Schedule of Assumptions and Reversions of Sections". Annual Report (Report). Department of Highways. March 31, 1938. p. 80–81.
  5. ^ a b Highway Transfers List - “Who Does What” (Report). Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. June 20, 2001. p. 9.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing