Secondary Highway 538 -

Highway 538 is a short and desolate secondary highway that runs a short distance south of Highway 17 for its entire length.  Highway 538 is actually a former alignment of Highway 17.  It was bypassed due to several sharp corners, an at-grade rail crossing, and a rail overhead that has both poor sightlines and a low overhead clearance.

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  Western Terminus:  Junction Highway 17 in Algoma Mills

Eastern Terminus:  Junction Highway 17 west of Spragge

Length:  5.6km

Multiplexes:  None

Orientation: East-West

Regions Served: Algoma District

AADT (2002):  Highest:  200, from Highway 17 (West Junction) easterly to Miranda Boulevard;

                             Lowest:  70, from Miranda Boulevard easterly to Highway 17 (East Junction).

Road Info:  Highway 538 is in reasonable condition for its entire length.  It is covered with lose-top pavement, and is very lightly traveled.  The highway has a posted speed limit of 80km/h, though there are several places where the road cannot be safely negotiated at that speed.

Communities and Intersections along and Highway 538 from West to East:

Proper Municipality Name Community Name Distance Intersecting Road
Township of the North Shore Algoma Mines 0 km / 5.6 km King's Highway 17 (West Junction)
Township of the North Shore   0.9 km / 4.7 km Miranda Boulevard
Township of the North Shore   5.6 km / 0 km Kings Highway 17 (East Junction)
Highway 538 Ends

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Page last updated:  July 31st, 2006

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