Ontario Highway 805

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Highway 805
Route information
Maintained by Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Length52.5 km[1] (32.6 mi)
Existed1962–present
Major junctions
South end Highway 539A at Sturgeon River
North endObabika Lake
Location
MunicipalitiesWest Nipissing, Temagami, Unorganized Sudbury District
Highway system
Highway 804Highway 806

Tertiary Highway 805, commonly referred to as Highway 805, is a provincially maintained access road, located within the Nipissing District. A northerly extension of Highway 539A, the road extends for approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) to Obabika Lake, providing road access to the Chiniguchi Waterway, Obabika River and Sturgeon River provincial parks.

Route description[edit]

Highway 805 is a 52.5 kilometres (32.6 mi) route located northwest of North Bay which serves as a resource access road. There are no established communities along the highway, but access to Sturgeon River Provincial Park and Obabika Lake Provincial Park is provided from trails that branch off of Highway 805.[2]

The route begins at a junction with the northern terminus of Highway 539A next to the Sturgeon River, and travels north from that point. Owing to the rugged terrain of the Canadian Shield, the winding highway crosses between Sudbury District and Nipissing District several times, but generally serves as the boundary between the two.[2]

On an average day, only 100 vehicles travel along the route.[1] Highway 805, unlike most other tertiary highways, is maintained during the winter months.

History[edit]

Highway 805 was designated in 1962, as a northward extension of Highway 539A, which was designated that same year, into Sudbury District. It was initially a completely unpaved road,[3][4] and remains that way today.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 805, as noted by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.[5] 

DivisionLocationkm[5]miDestinationsNotes
NipissingWest Nipissing0.00.0 Highway 539ARiver ValleyHighway 805 and Highway 539A share termini; northbound drivers must turn right onto Highway 810, southbound drivers must turn left to continue on Highway 539A.
SudburyPond Lake52.532.6
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2007). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Government of Ontario. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. Peter Heiler. 2010. p. 105. § J–K17. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7.
  3. ^ Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by C.P. Robins. Ontario Department of Highways. 1962. § M32.
  4. ^ Ontario Road Map (Map). Cartography by C.P. Robins. Ontario Department of Highways. 1963. § M32.
  5. ^ Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2008). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Government of Ontario. Retrieved February 8, 2012.