Ontario Highway 655


Ontario Highway 655

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Highway 655
Kidd Creek (Texas Gulf) Highway
Route information
Length: 75 km (47 mi)
Existed: (Original length) 1965 (Current length) 1979 – present
Major junctions
From: Ontario 11.pngHighway 11 near Driftwood
To: Ontario 101.png Highway 101 at Timmins
Location
Major cities: Timmins
Highway system

Ontario provincial highways
400-series • Former

Highway 655 is straight...
...and flat.

Highway 655 is a secondary highway in the Cochrane District in Northern Ontario. The highway is about 75 km (47 mi) long. It is heavily used by trucks as a critical access road to Timmins. The highway is one of the widest (by lane width), best-maintained secondary highways in the north (more comparable to a Kings Highway), and has the distinction of being Ontario's only secondary highway that features a 90 km/h (55 mph) speed limit, due to its importance and high design standards.

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Termini

Its southern end meets with Highway 101 in Timmins and its northern end meets with Highway 11, southeast of the community of Driftwood.

History

Opened in 1965, it was originally known as the Texas Gulf Highway, and ended at the entrance to the Texas Gulf Gold Mine. It was expanded from its original 7 km length to its current length in 1979, creating a more efficient link between Timmins and northern communities along Highway 11 such as Smooth Rock Falls, Cochrane and Kapuskasing.

See also

  • List of Ontario provincial highways

External links



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