Ontario Highway 560


Ontario Highway 560

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Highway 560
Route information
Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Length: 193 km (120 mi)
Major junctions
East end:  Highway 11 in Englehart
West end:  Highway 144 / Sultan Industrial Road
Location
Divisions: Sudbury District, Timiskaming District
Villages: Shining Tree, Westree, Gowganda, Elk Lake, Mount MacDonald, Charlton, Englehart
Highway system

Ontario provincial highways
400-series • Former

Hwy 559 Hwy 562
The western terminus of Highway 560 at Highway 144

Secondary Highway 560, commonly referred to as Highway 560, is a provincially maintained secondary highway in Northern Ontario. It begins in the west at Highway 144 and its eastern terminus is Highway 11 at Englehart. Having been re-aligned numerous times, the highway's current and former alignments follow each other very closely and are visible to each other for most of the length of the road, with third and fourth alignments in the nearby forests easily visible from the sky with photos from Google Earth between Highway 560A (a 10 km-long spur to Westree) and Elk Lake, for example.

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Route description

The highway between Elk Lake and Highway 65 has been recently repaved, along with the new alignment being built. The old alignment of the road is still used in many areas, as a residential access to the highway.

Highway 560 is also the closest road in Ontario to the province's highest point, Ishpatina Ridge.

The road is linked to Highway 667 in Sultan via the Sultan Industrial Road, a private, gravel-surfaced logging road with public access.

There are few gas stations and services located along this route, as it travels through the most isolated parts of Northeastern Ontario. The highway is heavily travelled by logging trucks, and warning signs are posted along the route.

Highway 560A

Highway 560A is a secondary highway which serves as a short spur route from Highway 560 to the community of Westree. Its total length is approximately 10.4 kilometres (6.5 mi).

Major intersections

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 560.[1][2]

Location km[1] Destinations Notes
 Highway 560 continues west as the Sultan Industrial Road
Sudbury 0.0  Highway 144 – Sudbury, Timmins
Morin Village 31.0 Highway 560A – Westree
41.7 Opikimimk River Bridge
Timiskaming Gowganda 100.9 Gowganda Creek Bridge
Elk Lake 143.3  Highway 65 west – Matachewan Beginning of Highway 65 concurrency
144.3  Highway 65 east – New Liskeard End of Highway 65 concurrency
Charlton 173.9  Highway 573 (Bay Street)
Englehart 183.1  Highway 11 – New Liskeard
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ 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 September 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Peter Heiler (2010). Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. p. 105, section J16–18. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7. 

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