Ontario Highway 524

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Highway 524
Route information
Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Length 4.6 km[3] (2.9 mi)
Existed 1956[1][2]–present
Major junctions
South end  Highway 522 at Farley's Corners.
North end  Highway 534 near Restoule
Districts Parry Sound
Highway system
Highway 523 Highway 525

Secondary Highway 524, commonly referred to as Highway 524, is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. The highway is 4.6 kilometres (2.9 mi) in length, connecting Highway 522 at Farley's Corners with Highway 534, which leads to Restoule. It was established in 1956, along with most of the secondary highway system in the province, and has remained unchanged since then.

Route description [ edit ]

Highway 524 is a brief route connecting Highway 522 with Highway 534. It begins at Farleys Corners, and travels north alongside a farm, quickly curving to the northeast. The highway enters a forest, where it meets Commanda Lake Road; soon thereafter, it crosses the Commanda Creek.

After crossing the creek over a single laned bailey bridge, Highway 524 curves northwest, intersecting Weller Road, and follows the creek downstream. After following it for 1 kilometre (0.6 mi), the highway diverges to the northeast and exits the forest. Emerging into cleared fields, the highway meets Pilgers Road and turns northwest, briefly, before curving north. The highway ends soon thereafter in the community of Carr.[4]

History [ edit ]

Highway 524 was assumed in early 1956, when secondary highways were first designated with numbers.[1] The route was a gravel road when it was designated,[2] and was paved between 1978 and 1980.[5][6] The route has remained unchanged since then.[4]

Major intersections [ edit ]

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 524. The entirety of the highway is located within Parry Sound District.[3]

Location[4] km [3] Destinations Notes
Farleys Corners 0.0  Highway 522Port Loring, Trout Creek
Pringle Township 4.6  Highway 534Restoule, Powassan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ a b Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by C.P. Robins. Ontario Department of Highways. 1956. § J13–14.
  3. ^ a b c Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2007). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Government of Ontario. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. Peter Heiler. 2010. p. 94. § H–J30. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7.
  5. ^ Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by Cartography Section. Ministry of Transportation and Communications. January 1, 1978. § B23.
  6. ^ Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by Cartography Section. Ministry of Transportation and Communications. January 1, 1980. § B23.

External links [ edit ]

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