Ontario Highway 528A

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Highway 528A
Route information
Length: 5.1 km[2] (3.2 mi)
Existed: 1957[1] – present
Major junctions
West end:  Highway 528 near Wolseley Bay
Location
Divisions: Sudbury District
Highway system
Hwy 528 Hwy 529

Secondary Highway 528A, commonly referred to as Highway 528A, is a provincially maintained secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. The 5.1-kilometre (3.2 mi) spur route links the community of Wolseley Bay in French River with several lodge resorts to the southeast. The route ends suddenly within viewing distance of Wolseley Bay, where a driveway continues into a lodge.

Route description[edit]

Highway 528A is a short route located on the northern edge of Parry Sound District in central Ontario, which provides access to several private recreational properties that front Wolseley Bay, a large body of water attached to Lake Nipissing to the northeast and forms the delta of the Wolseley River. The short 5.1-kilometre (3.2 mi) highway begins at Highway 528 approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) west of the community of Wolseley Bay, and travels southeasterly.[3] It passes through dense forest for the majority of its entire length, though grasslands appear briefly near the midpoint of the route. Though the route is located in the Canadian Shield, there are no rock outcroppings visible along its length. The highway ends at a cul-de-sac where a private driveway continues to a lodge.[4]

History[edit]

Highway 528A was first assumed by the Department of Highways in 1957,[1] and was likely provincially maintained as a development road prior to that.[5] Since then, the route has remained unchanged.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 528A. The entirety of the route is located within Sudbury District.[3]

Location km[2] Destinations Notes
French River 0.0  Highway 528 – Wolseley Bay
5.1 Dead end; private access to Pine Cove Lodge
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ontario Department of Highways (1957). Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by C.P. Robins. Section O31.
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2007). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Peter Heiler (2010). Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. p. 93, section G25. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7.
  4. ^ Google Inc. "Highway 528A length and route". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://g.co/maps/ueutk. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
  5. ^ "Ontario Secondary Roads Now Designated 500, 600" 112 (33,119). The Globe and Mail. February 4, 1956. p. 4. "Two new Ontario road numbers appear on the province's 1956 official road map which will be ready for distribution next week. The new numbers are the 500 and 600 series and designate hundreds of miles of secondary roads which are wholly maintained by the Highways Department. More than 100 secondary roads will have their own numbers and signs this year. All of these secondary roads were taken into the province's main highways system because they form important connecting links with the King's Highways"