Ontario Highway 528

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Highway 528
Route information
Length: 13.5 km[2] (8.4 mi)
Existed: 1956[1] – present
Major junctions
West end:  Highway 64 near Noelville
East end: Wolseley Bay
Location
Divisions: Sudbury District
Villages: French River
Highway system
Highway 527 Highway 528A

Secondary Highway 528, commonly referred to as Highway 528, is a provincially maintained secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. It links the community of Wolseley Bay in French River with Highway 64. The route also has a short spur, Highway 528A. Highway 528 was designated, along with most secondary highways in the province, in 1956. It has remained unchanged since then.

Route description[edit]

Highway 528 begins at an intersection with Highway 64 south of the community of Noelville, travelling east. The straight route travels through farmland initially, before entering the rock-infested Canadian Shield. Approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from its western terminus, the highway has a junction with its spur route, Highway 528A. The route enters Wolseley Bay and terminates at the Wolseley Bay Aerodrome.[3]

Like other provincial routes in Ontario, Highway 528 is maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. In 2010, traffic surveys conducted by the ministry showed that on average, 640 vehicles used the highway daily along the section between Highway 64 and the Highway 528A junction while 220 vehicles did so each day along the section east of Highway 528A, the highest and lowest counts along the highway, respectively.[2]

History[edit]

Highway 528 was first assumed by the Department of Highways in early 1956, along with several dozen other secondary highways, but was likely provincially maintained as a development road prior to that.[1][4] The route has not changed since that time.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

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

Location km[2] Destinations Notes
French River 0.0  Highway 64 – Noelville
11.9 Highway 528A
Wolseley Bay 13.5 Highway ends at bridge over Wolseley River; continues as Nature's Trail Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by C.P. Robins. Ontario Department of Highways. 1956. § O31. 
  2. ^ a b c Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2007). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. Peter Heiler. 2010. p. 93. § G24–25. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7. 
  4. ^ "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