List of secondary highways in Kenora District
This is a list of secondary highways in Kenora District, most of which serve as logging roads or provide access to isolated and sparsely populated areas in the Kenora District of northwestern Ontario.
- 1 Highway 525
- 2 Highway 594
- 3 Highway 596
- 4 Highway 601
- 5 Highway 603
- 6 Highway 604
- 7 Highway 605
- 8 Highway 609
- 9 Highway 618
- 10 Highway 641
- 11 Highway 642
- 12 Highway 646
- 13 Highway 647
- 14 Highway 657
- 15 Highway 658
- 16 Highway 664
- 17 Highway 665
- 18 Highway 671
- 19 Highway 673
- 20 References
- 21 External links
|Length||35.5 km (22.1 mi)|
|South end||Highway 596 near Minaki|
|North end||Islington Indian Reserve entrance|
Secondary Highway 525, commonly referred to as Highway 525, is a provincially maintained secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is a short, remote secondary highway that links Highway 596 to the Wabaseemoong First Nations reserve. It is the second-westernmost secondary highway in the province, Highway 673 being the first. The route was commissioned by 1982 along what was formerly Highway 596; a former use of the route number existed between 1956 and 1973 in Gravenhurst.
Secondary Highway 596, commonly referred to as Highway 596, is a provincial secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. It connects the city of Kenora and the Trans-Canada Highway to Minaki, with a length of 48 kilometres. The highway was built around 1956. The southern part of the highway used a former road from Kenora to Trout Lake. The part from Pistol Lake to Minaki was originally part of a supply route for the construction of the White Dog Falls Station hydroelectric dam near the White Dog Reserve. New road was built linking these two older segments. The highway was substantially rebuilt and upgraded around 1980 as part of the Ontario Government's renovation of Minaki Lodge (since closed).
Termini and Intersections
- Northern terminus: The hamlet of Minaki, Ontario, shortly before a crossing with the Canadian National Railway's transcontinental line. West of Minaki, the highway crosses this railway line twice.
- Southern terminus: Highway 17 in Kenora, Ontario.
- Kenora, ON
- King's Highway 17, Trans-Canada Highway, Southern Terminus in Kenora
- King's Highway 17A, Kenora Bypass
- Kenora District
- Provincial Secondary Highway 641
- Trail, to Wade, Ontario
- Provincial Secondary Highway 525, to White Dog Reserve
- Undefined Rd 24, Northern terminus at Minaki, Ontario
- Kenora, ON
|Length||4.6 km (2.9 mi)|
|South end||Highway 17 at Borups Corners|
|Towns||Borups Corners, Dyment|
Secondary Highway 603, commonly referred to as Highway 603, is a short secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located entirely within geographic Melgund Township in Kenora District, the highway extends for 6.3 kilometres (3.9 mi) from a junction with Highway 17 at Borups Corners northerly to the community of Dyment.
|Length||12.6 km (7.8 mi)|
Secondary Highway 604, commonly referred to as Highway 604, was a secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. Its total length was approximately 12.6 kilometres (7.8 mi). Its western terminus was Highway 17 in Kenora, and its eastern terminus was Highway 671, 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) past Kenora Airport. The highway was transferred to the town of Jeffray Melick on April 1, 1997, and the Connecting Link through Kenora removed.
|Length||15.7 km (9.8 mi)|
|East end||Highway 105 at Red Lake Road|
|North end||Clay Lake|
|Towns||Red Lake Road, Quibell|
Secondary Highway 609, commonly referred to as Highway 609, is a 15.7-kilometre (9.8 mi) secondary highway in Kenora District in northwestern Ontario, Canada. The highway runs west from a junction with Ontario Highway 105 at the community of Red Lake Road to the community of Quibell, passing over the Wabigoon River at Quibell Dam, then heads north over the Canadian National Railway transcontinental main line onward to its terminus at Clay Lake. The road is paved from Highway 105 to Quibell, then gravel to its terminus at Clay Lake, and had an AADT traffic count in 2007 of 100 for its entire length.
|Length||11.7 km (7.3 mi)|
|West end||Olsen Mine Road in Starratt-Olsen|
|East end||Highway 105 – Ear Falls, Vermillion Bay|
Secondary Highway 618, commonly referred to as Highway 618, is a provincially maintained secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. It connects Olsen Mine and Madsen with the northern terminus of Highway 105 in the town of Red Lake. The 11.7-kilometre (7.3 mi) route was established in 1956, and has remained the same since then. It passes through a remote forested area, and encounters no communities of any significance outside of Red Lake.
|Length||13.4 km (8.3 mi)|
|North end||Highway 596|
|South end||Highway 17|
Secondary Highway 641, commonly referred to as Highway 641, is a secondary highway in Kenora District, Ontario, Canada. Its total length is approximately 13.4 kilometres (8.3 mi). Its northern terminus at Ontario Highway 596, and its southern terminus is at Highway 17 in Kenora, just east of the junction of Highway 17 with the western end of the Kenora Bypass (Ontario Highway 17A). The highway passes under the Kenora Bypass and the Canadian Pacific Railway transcontinental main line, and travels through the settlement of Laclu. The highway had an AADT traffic count of 510 in 2007.
|Length||73.9 km (45.9 mi)|
|West end||Highway 516|
|East end||Highway 590|
|Towns||Sioux Lookout, Umfreville, Silver Dollar|
Secondary Highway 642, commonly referred to as Highway 642, is a secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. Its total length is approximately 73.9 kilometres (45.9 mi). Its western terminus is First Avenue North in Sioux Lookout, and its eastern terminus is at Highway 599 in Silver Dollar. The highway crosses the Marchington River and the Canadian National Railway transcontinental main line at the unincorporated place of Superior Junction.
|West end||Pickle Crow|
|East end||Pickle Lake Airport|
|Major cities||Pickle Lake|
Secondary Highway 646, commonly referred to as Highway 646, was a secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was the second-most northerly provincial highway in the entire network, surpassed only by Highway 599. It is no longer a secondary highway, and appears as Pickle Lake Road on road signs. The road travels through Pickle Lake, where it intersects Highway 599, and links Pickle Lake with the community of Pickle Crow to the east and the Pickle Lake Airport to the west.
Secondary Highway 647, commonly referred to as Highway 647, is a short secondary highway in northwestern Ontario. Its southeastern terminus is at Ontario Highway 17 at the west edge of the community of Vermilion Bay, and its northwestern terminus is at Blue Lake Provincial Park, a distance of 10 kilometres (6 mi) Beyond this point, the road continues as an unposted local road to the community of McIntosh and further to the Forest Lake Dam, providing access to cottages and resorts on the Indian Lake Chain.
|Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario|
|Length||29.4 km (18.3 mi)|
|History||Highway 128 (1956–1975)|
Highway 666 (1975–1985)
|South end||Highway 17 – Kenora|
|North end||CNR Station in Redditt|
Secondary Highway 658, commonly referred to as Highway 658, is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. The highway extends 29 kilometres (18 mi) between the city of Kenora and the community of Redditt. For a decade, Highway 658 was numbered as Highway 666, leading to numerous sign thefts and a petition by members of a church on the route. This petition eventually led to the route being renumbered in late 1985.
|Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario|
|Length||17.0 km (10.6 mi)|
|History||Established 1934 (as part of Highway 72)|
Redesignated 1954 (as Highway 116)
1975 (as Highway 664)
|East end||Highway 72 near Sioux Lookout|
Secondary Highway 664, commonly referred to as Highway 664, is a secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located in Kenora District, the highway links the community of Hudson to Highway 72 near Sioux Lookout. In late July 2012, it was announced that the road would be renamed The Leo Bernier Memorial Highway, after the former MPP for Kenora and Minister of Northern Affairs.
The highway began as a part of Highway 72 in 1934. In 1954, the road was renumbered as Highway 116, but may have been briefly designated as "Highway 72A" before that. By 1975, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario had decided to demote three very lightly travelled Kings Highways in Northwestern Ontario to secondary highway status. Those roadways were Highway 116 (which became Highway 664), Highway 119 (which became Highway 665), and Highway 128 (which became the infamous Highway 666, and was consequently renumbered as Highway 658 in 1985.)
The road today is a typical secondary highway: lightly travelled, connecting a town to a main Kings Highway (Highway 72), and has slightly narrower and coarser pavement than Kings Highways.
|Length||20.6 km (12.8 mi)|
|Existed||1956 (as Highway 119)|
1975 (as Highway 665)–present
|South end||Highway 17 near Dryden|
Secondary Highway 665, commonly referred to as Highway 665, is a secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located in Kenora District, the highway links the community of Richan to Highway 17 near Dryden.
The road was formerly a primary highway, with the designation of Highway 119, but was demoted to secondary highway status in 1975 along with two other routes in the Kenora District.
|Length||68.7 km (42.7 mi)|
|North end||Grassy Narrows|
|South end||Kenora, Ontario|
Secondary Highway 671 is a highway 68.7 km (42.7 miles) in length. It stretches from the intersection with Jones Road to one of the East Indian Reserves near Grassy Narrows south to Kenora, Ontario terminating at Ontario Highway 17A (Kenora Bypass).
|Length||8.1 km (5.0 mi)|
|North end||Highway 17 west of Kenora|
|South end||Shoal Lake|
Secondary Highway 673, commonly referred to as Highway 673, is one of the newest secondary highways in Ontario, and one of the newest of any provincially designated highway, having been constructed in 1993. The road is also Ontario's most westerly highway aside from Highway 17, which continues into nearby Manitoba. it is also one of the shortest secondary highways in the system.
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- Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by Photogrammetrey Office. Department of Transportation and Communications. February 1972. § G23.
- Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2007). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Retrieved July 7, 2011.
- "Northwestern Ontario Road Conditions Report". Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
- Map 13 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 1,600,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
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- Ontario Provincial Series Road Map, Canadian Automobile Association, 2004.
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