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Highway 61 is a very important route in the Thunder Bay region. It extends southerly from Thunder Bay to the Canada-USA Border at Pigeon River. Motorists can continue southerly into the Minnesota by crossing the Pigeon River International Bridge and following State Route 61. In the vicinity of Thunder Bay (from Chippewa Road northerly) Highway 61 is part of the Thunder Bay Expressway, which is an at-grade cross-town expressway that bypasses the urban portion of Thunder Bay. Highway 61 was extended by about 3km in 2007 when Highway 11/17 was rerouted from Arthur Street onto the newly completed Shabaqua Highway.
Southern Terminus: Highway 61 ends
at the Pigeon River International Bridge. South of the bridge, traffic
can continue to Duluth, MN via Minnesota Highway 61.
Northern Terminus: At the Highway 11/17 junction at Habour Expressway in Thunder Bay
Length: 60.1 km
Freeway: No. From Chippewa Avenue northerly Highway 61 is a limited access at-grade urban expressway.
AADT (2002): Highest: 16,200, from Neebing Avenue northerly to Highway 11/17;
Lowest: 1,300, from the Pigeon River International Bridge northerly to Highway 593.
Road Info: Highway 61 is a very well maintained route in Northwestern Ontario. It has a 90km/h posted speed limit for its entire length. Pavement conditions are very good along Highway 61, and the road features full-width paved shoulders. Within the City of Thunder Bay, Highway 61 is part of the Thunder Bay Expressway, which is an at-grade urban expressway.
Highway 61 information:
History of Highway
Photographic History of Highway 61
Communities and Major Intersections located Along Highway 61 from South to North:
|Proper Municipality Name||Community Name||Distance||Intersection Name|
Highway 61 continues southerly into Minnesota via State Route 61.
|USA - Canada Boundary||-----||0 km / 58.1 km||Minnesota Highway 61 via Pigeon River International Bridge|
|Township of Neebing||-----||3.1 km / 55.0 km||Secondary Highway 593|
|Township of Neebing||-----||12.1 km / 46.0 km||Larsen Road|
|Township of Neebing||-----||26.2 km / 31.9 km||Cloud Lake Road|
|Township of Neebing||-----||35.3 km / 22.8 km||Secondary Highway 608|
|Municipality of Oliver & Paipoogne||-----||39.9 km / 18.2 km||King's Highway 130|
|Oliver & Paipoonge - Thunder Bay Boundary||-----||46.5 km / 11.6 km||Little Norway Road|
|City of Thunder Bay||Thunder Bay By-pass||52.8 km / 5.3 km||Highway 61B (Chippewa Road)|
|City of Thunder Bay||Thunder Bay By-pass||---||Broadway Avenue|
|City of Thunder Bay||Thunder Bay By-pass||---||Neebing Avenue|
|City of Thunder Bay||Thunder Bay By-pass||58.1 km / 0 km||King's Highway 11/17 & Highway 11B/17B (Arthur Street)|
Highway 61 ENDS
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