Ontario Highway 549
|Greater Sudbury Municipal Road 10, Panache Lake Road|
|Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Ontario|
|Length||14.4 km (8.9 mi)|
|Existed||1956–1982 or 1983|
|South end||Lake Panache|
|North end||Highway 17 (Whitefish, Ontario)|
Ontario Highway 549, commonly referred to as Highway 549, was a provincially maintained secondary highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. This highway connected former Highway 17 (Regional Road 55) in Whitefish to Lake Panache. The route was assumed along with many other secondary highways in 1956 and remained unchanged until the early 1980s, when it was decommissioned as a provincial highway and transferred to the newly formed Regional Municipality of Sudbury. Today it is known as Greater Sudbury Road 10.
Route description [ edit ]
Highway 549 followed what is now Sudbury Municipal Road 10 (Panache Lake Road). It travelled through a largely forested region between Lake Panache and what was then Highway 17, but is now known as Municipal Road 55. At Lake Panache, the route began near a marina and travelled north through thick forest, meandering east and west to avoid lakes and rivers. At one point along the route, it briefly passed into the territory of the Whitefish Lake First Nation. It encountered Municipal Road 55 just west of Whitefish and just east of the current route of Highway 17.
History [ edit ]
Highway 549 was first assumed by the Department of Highways in 1956, along with several dozen other secondary highways. It was likely maintained as a development road prior to that. The route remained unchanged from then until 1982 or 1983, when it was decommissioned as a provincial highway and transferred to the Regional Municipality of Sudbury. The region redesignated the road as Sudbury Regional Road 6, but subsequently renumbered it as Regional Road 10 within the next two years. It remains this way today.
Major intersections [ edit ]
|Whitefish||14.4||8.9||Highway 17 (Whitefish, Ontario)||Now known as Sudbury Municipal Road 55|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
References [ edit ]
"Ontario Secondary Roads Now Designated 500, 600". 112 (33, 119). 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
- Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by C.P. Robins. Ontario Department of Highways. 1956. § N30.
- Google (June 12, 2015). "Route of former Highway 549" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
- Official Road Map (Map). Cartography by Cartography Section. Ministry of Transportation and Communications. 1982–1983. § A20.
- Official Road Map (Map). Cartography by Cartography Section. Ministry of Transportation and Communications. 1984–1985. § A20.
- Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. Peter Heiler. 2010. p. 91. §§ D16–E17. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7.
- Official Road Map (Map). Cartography by Cartography Section. Ministry of Transportation and Communications. 1986–1987. § A20.