Ontario Highway 534


Ontario Highway 534

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Highway 534
Route information
Length: 43.9 km[3] (27.3 mi)
Existed: 1956[1][2] – present
Major junctions
West end: Restoule Provincial Park
East end: Clark Street in Powassan
Location
Divisions: Nipissing District
Towns: Powassan, Nipissing, Restoule
Highway system

Ontario provincial highways
400-series • Former

Hwy 533 Hwy 535

Secondary Highway 534, commonly referred to as Highway 534, is a provincially maintained secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. The route begins at the entrance to Restoule Provincial Park and ends near Highway 11 in Powassan. The route provides access to several communities which lay south of Lake Nipissing. Between those communities, the highway travels mostly through thick boreal forest. It was assumed in 1956, following its present course and remaining unchanged since. It is a lightly travelled route accommodating, on an average day, no more than 850 vehicles.

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Route description

Highway 534 in Restoule, at the Restoule River bridge

Highway 534 begins in Restoule Provincial Park in Patterson Township. It travels south, curving along the eastern shore of Restoule Lake, south to the town of Restoule, where it then bends southeast and cuts through the northeast corner of Pringle Township near the community of Carr. Here it meets Highway 524, a short highway that travels south through Carr to Farleys Corners. From the junction with Highway 524, the route curves northeast into the Township of Nipissing. It passes through the community of Hotham before bending northeast to a junction with Highway 654 near the community of Nipissing. The highway then travels east through the community of Christian Valley and then Powassan, where it ends at Clark Street, east of the interchange with Highway 11.

In total, the highway is 43.9 kilometres (27.3 mi) long. The portion of the highway between Highway 524 and Highway 654 is part of the Lake Nipissing Circle Tour. The entire route is located within Parry Sound District. In 2007, the busiest section was between Highway 11 and Highway 654, which had an annual average daily traffic (AADT) count of 840, while the least busiest section was between Restoule and the western terminus, which had an AADT of 200.[3]

History

The current route of Highway 534 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][1] The route has remained unchanged since then.[4]

Major intersections

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 534. The entirety of the route is located within Parry Sound District.[4]

Location km[3] Destinations Notes
0.0 Patterson Lake Road Restoule Provincial Park entrance
Restoule 9.0 Commanda Lake Road
13.5  Highway 524 – Carr
Nipissing 30.5 Highway 654
Powassan 43.7  Highway 11 – Toronto, North Bay Exit 316
43.9 Clark Street
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 N34–35. 
  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 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 May 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Peter Heiler (2010). Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. p. 94–95, section G29–H32. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7. 

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