List of numbered roads in Kawartha Lakes

"A map of the entire City of Kawartha Lakes, outlined bya grey line. The lakes, rivers, and roads of the region are shown. Lakes and rivers are dotted across the region and represented by blue shapes and lines. Kawartha Lakes is shaped like a cross which has been stretched vertically, and is approximately one quarter as wide as it is tall. For identification purposes, the remaining items are described in reference to the horizontal and vertical bar of the cross. Provincial highways, labelled, cross the map in several locations: Highway 35 bisects the entire map, travelling vertically from the bottom-centre to the upper-right along the vertical bar. Highway 7 crosses horizontally just below the mid-point from the left; After crossing Highway 35, it proceeds at an angle to the bottom right corner of the horizontal bar. Highway 7A is a straight and horizontal, bisecting the map below the horizontal arm of the cross. Highway 115, shown as two lines as it is a divided freeway, occupies a small space near the bottom-right corner of the vertical bar, crossing it at a forty-five degree angle up and to the right. The remaining black lines represent the numbered city roads."
A map of Kawartha Lakes. King's Highways are labelled, while city roads are represented by black lines.

The numbered roads in Kawartha Lakes account for 907.3 kilometres (563.8 mi) of roads in the Canadian province of Ontario.[note 1][1] These roads[note 2] include King's Highways that are signed and maintained by the province, as well as the city roads under the jurisdiction of the city. The third type of existing roadway in the single-tier municipality of Kawartha Lakes is locally maintained roads also called concession roads and sidelines, which are beyond the scope of this article. A fourth category of roads, secondary highways, have not existed within the region since 1998.

The 49 numbered highways provide year-round access to the mostly rural municipality. The longest of these roads is Highway 35, which stretches 86.7 kilometres (53.9 mi) across the municipality from the south to the north. The shortest numbered road is Kawartha Lakes Road 3, Hartley Road, a causeway just less than a kilometre long crossing Mitchell Lake.

Before 1998, several additional King's Highways and secondary highways were located in what was then known as Victoria County. These were transferred to the county in 1998. All county roads, including the former provincial highways, were renamed when Victoria County was abolished in 2001 and replaced with the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Types of roads [ edit ]

"An image of a signpost on a clear winter day. Behind the signpost are several leafless trees. To the left of the foot of the sign is the gravel shoulder of the road (not pictured) that it stands beside. The signpost is wooden, with three signs. Two are at the top, and one is centred below those. The top two are bullet-shaped signs with a king's crown on top. One is for Highway 7 and one for Highway 35. The sign below is green, with a white maple leaf in the centre. Above the leaf is a white banner with green text, reading "TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY". The centre of the leaf reads in green "CENTRAL ONTARIO ROUTE". Finally, a white banner with a hung appearance is below the leaf. The green text within the banner reads "ONTARIO""
A marker for Highway 35 and Highway 7 / The Trans-Canada Highway, which run concurrently near Lindsay

King's Highways [ edit ]

There are 168.0 kilometres (104.4 mi) of provincially maintained highways,[note 3] termed "provincial highways" or "King's Highways" (a term adopted in 1930).[1][3]

As in the rest of Ontario, the provincially maintained highways in Kawartha Lakes are designated with a shield-shaped sign topped with a crown. The highway number is in the centre, with the word ONTARIO below. These signs are known as shields, but may be referred to as reassurance markers.[4] Highway 7, which is part of the Trans-Canada Highway,[5] is also marked with a green maple leaf shield. Highways 7 and 35 together measure 140.0 km (87.0 mi) and account for 82.3% of the length of highways. The remaining 30.2 km (18.8 mi) comprises Highway 115, a controlled-access freeway in the southern corner of the city; Highway 7A, an alternate route to Highway 7 around the Lindsay area; and Highway 7B, a business route through Lindsay.[1]

Provincially maintained highways generally have greater construction standards than municipally or locally maintained roads.[6] Although they are usually one lane in either direction, several short sections with two lanes in one direction as a passing lane exist along the highways. The municipality's lone freeway, Highway 115, is two lanes in either direction for its entire length. There are two off ramps with Highway 115 in the region: One with Municipal Road 20 (Boundary Road) at the southern boundary with Durham Region; and the other one with Municipal Road 32 (Porter Road) at Municipal Road 12 (Pontypool Road) at the eastern boundary with Peterborough County.[7]

City roads [ edit ]

There are 44 numbered city roads in Kawartha Lakes.[8] Kawartha Lakes city roads are signed with a flowerpot-shaped sign, as are most regional and county roads in Ontario. The road number appears in the centre of the sign, with the word KAWARTHA above and the word LAKES below. Like King's Highways, these signs are known as shields.[4] The total length of city roads is 739.3 kilometres (459.4 mi).[note 4]

History [ edit ]

"a dirt road crosses the centre of a lake on a clear day."
Hartley Road (Kawartha Lakes Road 3) crossing Mitchell Lake

The City of Kawartha Lakes was formed on January 1, 2001, and was known as Victoria County before that.[9] Alongside this change, all Victoria County Roads received Kawartha Lakes Road designations, with unchanged numbers,[1] and many new routes were established.[10][11]

Prior to 1998, Victoria County contained twelve King's Highways. As part of a province-wide transfer of highways to municipal governments, known as downloading, seven were given new Victoria County designations following the prior provincial designations. The exceptions are Highway 35A which was renumbered to fill a gap in the route of Victoria County Road 8, and Highway 36B which was given the new designation of Victoria County Road 17.[10][11]

The downloaded highways comprises Highway 35A, which was designated Victoria County Road 8; Highway 35B, incorporated into Highway 7B and Victoria County Road 15; Highway 36, designated as Victoria County Road 36; Highway 36B, designated as Victoria County Road 17; Highway 46, designated as Victoria County Road 46; Highway 48, designated as Victoria County Road 48; and Highway 121, designated as Victoria County Road 121.[10]

Highway 7B was also shortened by several kilometres, and now only consists of the portion along Kent Street in Lindsay.[10][11]

Secondary Highways [ edit ]

Three secondary highways, which existed in Victoria County prior to 1998, were also downloaded from the province to the county, and given new designations in addition to the downloading of King's Highways:[10][11]

  • Highway 503, which ran from Kirkfield to Kinmount, was renumbered as an extension of Victoria County Road 6 (Kirkfield to Sebright) and Victoria County Road 45 (Sebright to Kinmount).
  • Highway 505, which ran from Highway 48 near Victoria Road to Highway 503 in Uphill, was renumbered as an extension of Victoria County Road 35.
  • Highway 649, which ran from Bobcaygeon north to Highway 121, was renumbered as Victoria County Road 49.

King's Highways [ edit ]

The following is a list of provincially maintained highways in Kawartha Lakes. Communities are ordered by where the route encounters them (either from south to north or from west to east).

Route[8] Length[1] Western/Southern Terminus Eastern/Northern Terminus Communities Comments
km mi

Highway 7
53.3 33.1 Kawartha Lakes Road 2 Hayes Line Manilla, Oakwood, Lindsay, Reaboro, Omemee Part of the Trans-Canada Highway[5]
Ontario 7A.svg Highway 7A 18.4 11.4 Kawartha Lakes–Durham Region Boundary Dranoel Road Bethany
Ontario 7B.svg Highway 7B 3.4 2.1 Highway 7 Kawartha Lakes Road 15 Lindsay Highway 7B and Highway 35B followed the same course, prior to the former being shortened to its current length, and the latter downloaded, in 1998; also known as Kent Street West[10][11]
86.7 53.9 Boundary Road Laxton–Lutterworth Boundary Road Lindsay, Cameron, Rosedale, Coboconk, Norland
8.4 5.2 Boundary Road Glamorgan Road Only freeway in the region[1]
Note: All King's Highways, with the exception of 7B, continue in both directions into neighbouring counties and regions.

City roads [ edit ]

The following is a list of the numbered city roads maintained by the City of Kawartha Lakes. Communities are ordered by where the route encounters them (either from south to north or from west to east).

Route[8] Name(s)[1] Length[1][12] Western/Southern Terminus[1] Eastern/Northern Terminus[1] Communities Comments
km mi
Simcoe Street 20.7 12.9 High Park Road Municipal Road 9 (Woodville Road) Seagrave, Sonya, Manilla Signed and maintained by both the City of Kawartha Lakes[8][13] and the Regional Municipality of Durham[14] north of Seagrave
Kawartha Lakes Road 3
Hartley Road 0.9 0.56 Municipal Road 48 (Portage Road) Robinson Avenue Victoria Road Shortest city road in Kawartha Lakes
Little Britain Road, Angeline Street, Thunder Bridge Road 32.1 19.9 Municipal Road 2 (Simcoe Street) Municipal Road 18 (Elm Tree Road) Little Britain, Lindsay
Kawartha Lakes Road 5
Janetville Road 7.3 4.5 Highway 7A Municipal Road 57 (Golf Course Road) Janetville
Eldon Road, Kirkfield Road,

Sadowa Road, Chisholm Trail, Black River Road
78.8 49.0 Municipal Road 28 (Ramsey Road) County Road 52 (Coopers Falls Road) Little Britain, Oakwood, Kirkfield, Sebright, Sadowa Prior to 1998, a segment was designated as Highway 503;[10][11] concurrent with City Road 9 for 0.5 km (0.31 mi)[note 4]
Sturgeon Road, Thurstonia Road 22.4 13.9 Highway 7 (King Street) Hazel Street (Sturgeon Lake) Omemee, Downeyville, Dunsford Ends at Sturgeon Lake, turning west and becoming Hazel Street
Glenarm Road, Victoria Road, Helen Street, Colborne Street, North Street, Duke Street 46.0 28.6 Municipal Road 2 (Simcoe Street) Municipal Road 36 (East Street North) Argyle, Glenarm, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon Previously numbered as Highway 35A between Highway 35 and former Highway 121, prior to 1998;[10][11] continues westward as Regional Road 15;[1] concurrent with City Road 8 for 1.9 km (1.2 mi)[note 4]
Kawartha Lakes Road 9
Woodville Road, King Street, Cambray Road 22.1 13.7 Municipal Road 2 (Simcoe Street) Highway 35 Woodville, Cambray Concurrent with City Road 6 for 0.5 km (0.31 mi);[note 4] concurrent with City Road 46 for 0.3 km (0.19 mi)[note 4]
Kawartha Lakes Road 10
Emily Park Road, Centreline Road 15.5 9.6 Hayes Line Municipal Road 17 (Pigeon Lake Road) Emily Continues southward as County Road 10; concurrent with City Road 17 for 1.1 km (0.68 mi)[note 4]
Pleasant Point Road 2.8 1.7 Municipal Road 36 Sturgeon Lake Pleasant Point Ends at a dead end at the shores of Sturgeon Lake
Kawartha Lakes Road 12
Pontypool Road 9.3 5.8 Highway 35 Glamorgan Road Pontypool Continues eastward as County Road 21[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 14
Peace Road, Yankee Line 11.3 7.0 Municipal Road 7 (Sturgeon Road) Boundary Road Emily Continues eastward as County Road 14[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 15
Lindsay Street 3.3 2.1 Highway 7 / Highway 35 Municipal Road 17 (Wellington Street, Queen Street) Lindsay Lindsay Street is the east-west divider for Lindsay, so many streets (including its terminus) are named differently on either side[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 16
Ogemah Road, Cottage Road 4.3 2.7 Washburn Island Road Municipal Road 28 (Ramsey Road)
Colborne Street, William Street, Wellington Street, Lindsay Street, Verulam Street, Pigeon Lake Road 36.1 22.4 Highway 35 Municipal Road 36 Lindsay Concurrent with City Road 10 for 1.1 km (0.68 mi);[note 4] formerly Highway 36B within Lindsay[11]
Kawartha Lakes Road 18
Elm Tree Road 20.9 13.0 Municipal Road 28 (Valentia Road) Municipal Road 9 (Cambray Road) Valentia, Cambray Shares its southern/western terminus with the southern/eastern terminus of City Road 28[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 19
Mary Street 1.4 0.87 Municipal Road 4 (Angeline Street South) Municipal Road 15 (Lindsay Street South) Lindsay
Kawartha Lakes Road 20
Boundary Road 7.6 4.7 Darlington–Manvers Townline Road Highway 115 Follows the southern boundary of Kawartha Lakes; continues westward as Regional Road 20[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 21
Killarney Bay Road 11.0 6.8 Highway 35 Municipal Road 8 (Glenarm Road)
Kawartha Lakes Road 22
Francis Street East 2.3 1.4 River Drive Municipal Road 8

Municipal Road 121 (Colborne Street)
Fenelon Falls
Park Street, King Street 13.0 8.1 Municipal Road 36 Municipal Road 36 (East Street South) Dunsford, Bobcaygeon
Kawartha Lakes Road 25
Sturgeon Point Road 7.8 4.8 Irene Avenue Municipal Road 8 Sturgeon Point
Kawartha Lakes Road 26
Frank Hill Road 6.3 3.9 Highway 7 Municipal Road 14 (Yankee Line) Fowlers Corners
Kawartha Lakes Road 28
Ramsey Road, Valentia Road 13.6 8.5 Municipal Road 2 (Simcoe Street) Municipal Road 18 (Elm Tree Road) Valentia City Road 28 shares its southern/eastern terminus with the southern/western terminus of City Road 18[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 30
Blythe Shore Road 6.0 3.7 Municipal Road 25 (Sturgeon Point Road) Municipal Road 8
Kawartha Lakes Road 31
Mount Horeb Road 11.4 7.1 Highway 35 Highway 7 Omemee
Kawartha Lakes Road 32
Porter Road 7.7 4.8 Highway 115 Highway 7A Manvers
Kawartha Lakes Road 33
Centennial Park Road 6.7 4.2 Municipal Road 48 (Portage Road) Municipal Road 6 (Kirkfield Road) Rohallion
Kawartha Lakes Road 34
Long Beach Road, Cameron Road 12.3 7.6 Manor Road (Sturgeon Lake) Municipal Road 8 (Glenarm Road) Long Beach, Cameron
Fennel Road, Victoria Road 30.5 19.0 Municipal Road 8 (Glenarm Road) Municipal Road 45 (Monck Road) Glenarm, Victoria Road, Uphill The northern 19.1 km (11.9 mi) were designated as Highway 505, prior to 1997[10][11]
Verulam Road, East Street 36.2 22.5 Highway 7 Municipal Road 49 (Main Street) Lindsay, Dunsford, Bobcaygeon Formerly Highway 36, prior to 1997;[10][11] continues eastward as County Road 36[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 37
Bury's Green Road 11.2 7.0 Municipal Road 121 Municipal Road 49 Fell Station, Bury's Green Formerly Victoria County Road 36, prior to 1998;[11] renumbered Victoria County Road 37 by 1999[10]
Kawartha Lakes Road 38
Ski Hill Road 13.6 8.5 Highway 7A Highway 7 (King Street West) Bethany, Franklin, Omemee
Kawartha Lakes Road 41
Bexley–Laxton Township Line 12.1 7.5 Municipal Road 48 (Portage Road) Municipal Road 45 (Monck Road) Corsons, Bexley
Kawartha Lakes Road 42
Base Line Road 11.4 7.1 Highway 35 (Main Street) Municipal Road 45 (Monck Road) Coboconk, Dongola
Kawartha Lakes Road 43
6th Concession Road, Northline Road, 7th Concession Road 9.6 6.0 Highway 35 Municipal Road 44 (Burnt River Road) Coboconk, Burnt River
Kawartha Lakes Road 44
Burnt River Road, Hillside Drive 3.9 2.4 Municipal Road 121 Municipal Road 121 Burnt River A short bypass of City Road 121 through the village of Burnt River[1]
Monck Road 50.0 31.1 Municipal Road 6 (Kirkfield Road) Bobcaygeon Road Sebright, Ragged Rapids, Uphill, Norland, Dongola, Kinmount Formerly Highway 503, prior to 1997;[10][11] continues westward as County Road 45, eastward as County Road 503[1]
Agnes Street, King Street, Nappadale Street 25.7 16.0 Highway 7 Municipal Road 48 (Portage Road) Woodville, Argyle, Bolsover Formerly Highway 46, prior to 1997;[10][11] concurrent with City Road 9 for 0.3 km (0.19 mi)[note 4]
Kawartha Lakes Road 47
Mara–Carden Boundary Road, Brechin Road 8.2 5.1 Concession Road Municipal Road 6 (Kirkfield Road) Continues westward as County Road 47[1]
Portage Road 29.2 18.1 Eldon–Thorah Townline Road Highway 35 (Main Street) Bolsover, Kirkfield, Victoria Road, Corsons, Coboconk Formerly Highway 48, prior to 1997;[10][11]

Continues westward as Regional Road 48[1]

East Street North 18.0 11.2 Municipal Road 36 (Main Street) Municipal Road 121 Bobcaygeon Formerly Highway 649, prior to 1997[10][11]
Golf Course Road 10.2 6.3 Durham–Kawartha Lakes boundary Highway 35 Janetville Continues westward as Regional Road 57[1]
Lindsay Street, Colborne Street, Short Street, Snowdon Road 42.0 26.1 Highway 35 Boundary Road Fenelon Falls, Burnt River, Kinmount Formerly Highway 121, prior to 1998;[10][11] continues northward as County Road 121;[1] concurrent with City Road 8 for 1.9 km (1.2 mi)[note 4]

See also [ edit ]

Notes [ edit ]

  1. ^ The total length only counts concurrent roadways once.
  2. ^ In Ontario, all roads are legally known as highways. However, road is the more prevalent term for common use. The Ontario Municipal Act defines a highway as any road, street or bridge that is not a Provincial Highway.[2]
  3. ^ There are 2.2 km (1.4 mi) of concurrent King's Highway, comprising Highway 35 and Highway 7A for 1.5 km (0.93 mi) and Highway 35 and Highway 7B for 0.7 km (0.43 mi). This means that the total of all the King's Highways is 170.2 kilometres (105.8 mi).
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i There are 4.0 km (2.5 mi) of concurrent roadway. Routes 6 and 9 share 0.5 km (0.31 mi), 8 and 121 share 1.9 km (1.2 mi), 9 and 46 share 0.3 km (0.19 mi), 10 and 14 share 1.1 km (0.68 mi), and 45 and 121 share 0.2 km (0.12 mi). This means that the total of all the route lengths is 743.3 kilometres (461.9 mi).

References [ edit ]

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  2. ^ "Ontario Municipal Act, ss. 1 (1)". Government of Ontario. Part III, Section 26. Retrieved October 6, 2009.
  3. ^ Thompson, Don W. (1969). Men and Meridians: The History of Surveying and Mapping in Canada. Volume 3: 1917 to 1947. Canadian Government Publishing Centre. p. 141. ISBN 0-660-00359-7.
  4. ^ a b "Illustrated Sign and Signal Display Index". Ontario Traffic Manual. 1A. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. July 2001. p. 82. ISBN 0-7794-1857-3. Retrieved January 14, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Navigating the Trans-Canada Highway". Transport Canada. April 1, 2007. Archived from the original on September 19, 2010. Retrieved January 13, 2010.
  6. ^ Ontario Provincial Standards for Roads and Public Works (Report). General & Construction Specifications. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. November 30, 2009.
  7. ^ Google (January 11, 2010).,-78.5649261,13z?hl=en "List of numbered roads in Kawartha Lakes" Check |mapurl= value (help) (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 11, 2010.
  8. ^ a b c d "Overall city map"(PDF). City of Kawartha Lakes. p. 3. Archived from the original(PDF) on October 10, 2006. Retrieved August 27, 2009.
  9. ^ Kitchen, Harry (April 19, 2000). Municipal Government for Victoria County: A New Beginning—Final Report and Order (PDF) (Report). Government of Ontario. pp. 35–36. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 21, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Kawartha / Haliburton Highlands (Map). MapArt. 1999. ISBN 1-55368-335-8.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Kawartha / Haliburton Highlands (Map). MapArt. 1997. ISBN 1-55368-335-8.
  12. ^ Geomatics Office (2003). Official Ontario road map (PDF) (Map). Ministry of Transportation. § O26–P28. Retrieved April 7, 2010.
  13. ^ Public Works department (November 29, 2005). "Kawartha Lakes Maintenance Priority Classification System, Policy 123-EPW-009" (PDF). City of Kawartha Lakes. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 26, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2010.
  14. ^ Works Department. "Regional Roads". Regional Municipality of Durham. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2010.

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