Ontario Highway 516


Ontario Highway 516

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Highway 516
Route information
Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Length: 103.8 km[1] (64.5 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Highway 642 – Sioux Lookout
East end:  Highway 599 – Savant Lake
Highway system

Ontario provincial highways
400-series • Former

Hwy 510 Hwy 518

Secondary Highway 516, commonly referred to as Highway 516, is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. The highway is 103.8 kilometres (64.5 mi) in length, connecting Highway 642 near Sioux Lookout with Highway 599 north of Savant Lake.

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Route description

Highway 516 is a rather remote highway with no communities along its 104-kilometre (65 mi) route. It serves as a link between Sioux Lookout and Highway 599.[2] The route begins east of Sioux Lookout at an intersection with Highway 642, which itself travels west through the town to Highway 72. The road which carries Highway 516 continues south of the intersection as Mill Street. North of the intersection, the highway passes east of Sioux Lookout Airport. The highway then enters a deep forest where it veers around numerous lakes and divides vast muskeg. The highway serves as an access route to logging and industrial roads which travel deeper into the forest. The highway ends over 100 kilometres (60 mi) east of Sioux Lookout at Highway 599, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Savant Lake.[2]

Highway 516 crosses the Marchington River approximately 40 km (25 mi) from Sioux Lookout.[1]

History

In the early 1970s, there was a previous road with the designation of Secondary Highway 516. This was eliminated in 1974, when Muskoka District became a District Municipality, and re-classified its Secondary Highways with District Roads.[citation needed]

Major intersections

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 516.

Division[2] Location[2] km[1] Destinations Notes
Kenora District Sioux Lookout 0.0 Highway 642 – Sioux Lookout, Silver Dollar
2.0 Airport Road
Unorganized Kenora District 30.1 Vermilion Bay Road
41.2 Marchington River Bridge
Thunder Bay District Unorganized Thunder Bay District 62.1 Stanzhikimi Lake Road
88.2 Bowl Lake Road
103.8  Highway 599 – Central Patricia, Ignace

References

  1. ^ a b c Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2007). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Government of Ontario. http://www.raqsb.mto.gov.on.ca/techpubs/TrafficVolumes.nsf/tvweb?OpenForm&Seq=5. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Peter Heiler (2010). Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. p. 106, section G4–H5. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7. 

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