Ontario Highway 802

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Highway 802
Route information
Maintained by Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Length13.8 km[1] (8.6 mi)
Major junctions
South endBurchell Lake
  Highway 11
North endKashabowie
Location
DistrictsThunder Bay
Highway system
Highway 801Highway 803

Tertiary Highway 802, commonly referred to as Highway 802, is a provincially maintained access road in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in Thunder Bay District.

Route description[edit]

Highway 802 is 13.8 km (9 mi) long,[2] inclusive of a 2 km (1 mi) unsigned corouting with Highway 11, and extends from the community of Kashabowie to the ghost town of Burchell Lake.[3]

Highway 802, like most other tertiary highways, is not maintained by the Ministry of Transportation during the winter months.

The segment from Highway 11 to Kashabowie also has the name Kashabowie Road, while the segment from Highway 11 to Burchell Lake is unnamed.

History[edit]

The road was originally built in 1902 as a link between the mineral exploration site at Burchell Lake and the train station at Kashabowie, but was not designated as part of the provincial highway system until 1962. Burchell Lake was later abandoned in 1967.[4]

Lac des Mille Lacs Road[edit]

In the 2012 edition of the Ministry of Transportation's official road map, the more northerly Lac des Mille Lacs Road, from Lac des Mille Lacs to Upsala, was also marked as part of Highway 802.[5] This appears to have been a cartographic error, as the Highway 802 marker was removed from this road again on the 2014 map and no records indicate that the Ministry had ever actually extended the designation.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 802, as noted by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.[6] The entire route is located in Kenora District.[3] 

Locationkm[6]miDestinationsNotes
Burchell Lake0.00.0Highway ends at fence blocking entrance to former mine and ghost town
Unorganized Kenora District10.96.8 Highway 11 west – Rainy River, Fort FrancesBeginning of Highway 11 concurrency
12.77.9 Highway 11 east – Thunder BayEnd of Highway 11 concurrency
Kashabowie13.88.6Highway ends at CN railway crossing
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ontario Highway 802 at thekingshighway.ca.
  2. ^ Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2007). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Government of Ontario. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. Peter Heiler. 2010. p. 107. § H7. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7.
  4. ^ Burchell Lake at Ontario Abandoned Places.
  5. ^ Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by Geomatics Office. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2012. § H5.
  6. ^ Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2008). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Government of Ontario. Retrieved February 8, 2012.