Ontario Highway 533


Ontario Highway 533

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Highway 533
Route information
Length: 53.4 km[3] (33.2 mi)
Existed: 1956[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end:  Highway 17 in Mattawa
North end:  Highway 63 near Eldee
Location
Divisions: Nipissing District
Towns: Mattawa
Highway system

Ontario provincial highways
400-series • Former

Hwy 532 Hwy 534

Secondary Highway 533, commonly referred to as Highway 533, is a provincially maintained secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. The route begins in the town of Mattawa, at Highway 17, and travels north to Highway 63.

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Route description

Highway 533 through Mattawa

At Mattawa, Highway 533 meets Highway 17 at a three-way junction in the town's downtown area, adjacent to the shore of the Ottawa River.[4]

The route provides access to Alexander Lake Forest Provincial Park.

History

The current route of Highway 533 was first assumed by the Department of Highways in early 1956, along with several dozen other secondary highways. It was likely maintained as a development road prior to that.[2] When it was assumed, the route was approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) in length, terminating at its present intersection with Forest Acres Road. It was paved as far north as the Antoine Creek crossing.[1]

By 1958 the route was extended north to Highway 63.[5] In 1962, work began on paving the gravel sections of the highway.[6] Construction was completed by 1973.[7] The route has remained unchanged since then.[8]

Future

In September 2010, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario announced upgrades to the intersection at Highway 17, including the construction of the first roundabout on a provincial highway.[9]

Major intersections

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 533. The entirety of the route is located within Nipissing District.[8]

Location km[3] Destinations Notes
Mattawa 0.0  Highway 17 – North Bay, Ottawa
Unorganized Nipissing District 4.8 Highway 656 (La Cave Road) Access to Holden Generating Station
53.4  Highway 63 – North Bay, Quebec
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b Ontario Department of Highways (1956). Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by C.P. Robins. Section N35. 
  2. ^ a b "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" 
  3. ^ a b 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 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ Mattawa junction of Highways 17/533 on Google Maps.
  5. ^ Ontario Department of Highways (1958). Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by C.P. Robins. Section M34–N35. 
  6. ^ Annual Report. Department of Highways. March 31, 1961. p. 136. http://books.google.com/books?ct=result&id=ngAjAQAAIAAJ&q=533#search_anchor. Retrieved April 30. 
  7. ^ Ministry of Transportation and Communications (1973). Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by Photogrammetry Office. Section B–C24. 
  8. ^ a b Peter Heiler (2010). Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. p. 96, 105, section D–E37, K18–19. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7. 
  9. ^ "Improving Highway 17 Near Mattawa". Government of Ontario, September 1, 2010.

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