Ontario Highway 529A


Ontario Highway 529A

Highway 529A shield

Highway 529A
Route information
Length: 4.5 km[2] (2.8 mi)
Existed: 1961[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: Bayfield Lodge
East end:  Highway 529 at Manbert
Location
Counties: Parry Sound District
Divisions: Parry Sound District
Villages: Bayfield Inlet, Manbert
Highway system

Ontario provincial highways
400-series • Former

Hwy 529 Hwy 531

Secondary Highway 529A, commonly referred to as Highway 529A, is a provincially maintained secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located within Parry Sound District, the highway is a short spur of Highway 529, extending from Manbert to Bayfield Inlet.

Contents

Route description

Highway 529A is a short route with travels between Bayfield Inlet and Highway 529 at Manbert. The route begins at the entrance to Bayfield Lodge in the middle of Bayfield Inlet. It travels east along the north shore of the inlet before penetrating briefly into the forest, then emerging into a grassy knowl. Shortly thereafter it enters a shrubby grassland and zig-zags northeast and southeast, eventually transitioning into a thick forest. Occasionally, large granite outcroppings of the Canadian Shield create breaks in the growth.[3] The route is 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) in length and features a narrow cross-section. On an average day, only 160 vehicles travel the highway.[2]

History

Highway 529A was the original route of Highway 529, which was designated in 1956.[4][5] At that time, the present-day route of Highway 529 was the alignment of Highway 69. When Highway 69 was realigned through the area in 1960, Highway 529 was designated along the former route and the "A" suffix designated.[1] The route has remained unchanged since then.[3]

Major intersections

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 529. The entirety of the route is located within Parry Sound District.[3]

Location km[2] Destinations Notes
Bayfield Inlet 0.0 Bayfield Lodge
Manbert 4.5  Highway 529
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b Ontario Department of Highways (1961). Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by C.P. Robins. Section O31–32. 
  2. ^ a b c Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2007). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". http://www.raqsb.mto.gov.on.ca/techpubs/TrafficVolumes.nsf/tvweb?OpenForm&Seq=5. Retrieved April 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Peter Heiler (2010). Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. p. 74, section N23. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7. 
  4. ^ Ontario Department of Highways (1956). Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by C.P. Robins. Section O32. 
  5. ^ "Ontario Secondary Roads Now Designated 500, 600". 112. 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" 

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