Secondary Highway 540 - www.OntHighways.com
Highway 540 is a long secondary highway that spans the entire east-west distance of Manitoulin Island. This long highway is quite busy (by secondary standards) between West Bay and Little Current, and as such, at times resembles a lesser traveled King's Highway. Highway 540 was not affected by provincial downloading.
Eastern Terminus: Junction Highway 6 in Little Current
Regions Served: Manitoulin District
AADT (2002): Highest: 1,950 from Highway 551 at M'Chigeeng easterly to Little Current;
Lowest: 570 from Meldrum Bay easterly to Evansville.
Road Info: Highway 540 is in good shape for its entire length. From Meldrum Bay to Gore Bay, Highway 540 very much resembles a secondary, as it is covered with tar and chip and sees little traffic. From Gore Bay easterly to Little Current, Highway 540 is in much better shape, as it is covered with asphalt, and actually resembles a lesser traveled King's Highway. Rural speed limits along Highway 540 are posted at 80km/h.
Highway 540 information:
Detailed Route information available
Communities and Intersections along and Highway 540 from West to East:
|Proper Municipality Name||Community Name||Distance||Intersecting Road|
|District of Manitoulin||Meldrum Bay||0 km / 132.0 km||-----|
At Silver Water: WB: Turn Left towards Gore Bay. EB: Turn Right towards Meldrum Bay
|District of Manitoulin||Silver Water||27.9 km / 104.1 km||Burnt Island Road|
|District of Manitoulin||Fernlee||---||-----|
|Township of Burpee and Mills||Elizabeth Bay||---||-----|
|Township of Burpee and Mills||Evansville||48.9 km / 83.1 km||Evansville Road|
At Highway 540A: WB: Turn Right towards Gore Bay. EB: Turn Left away from Highway 540A.
|Township of Gordon||-----||63.6 km / 68.4 km||Secondary Highway 540A (Airport Road)|
|Township of Gordon||-----||69.1 km / 62.9 km||Secondary Highway 540B (Poplar Road)|
|Township of Gordon||-----||70.3 km / 61.7 km||Secondary Highway 540B & Secondary Highway 542|
|Township of Gordon||Ice Lake||---||-----|
At Kagawong: EB: Turn Right towards West Bay. WB: Turn Left towards Gore Bay.
|Township of Billings||Kagawong||86.9 km / 45.1 km||Maple Point Road|
|Township of Billings||Billings||---||-----|
|Township of Billings||Bowser's Corner||---||-----|
|West Bay First Nation||M'Chigeeng||101.7 km / 30.3 km||Secondary Highway 551|
|Township of Northwestern Manitoulin and the Islands||Cold Springs||---||-----|
|Township of Northwestern Manitoulin and the Islands||(Former) Little Current Southern Limits||131.0 km / 1.0 km||-----|
At Worthington Street: WB: Turn Right towards Highway 6. EB: Turn Left towards Gore Bay
|Township of Northwestern Manitoulin and the Islands||Little Current||---||Worthington Street-North|
|Township of Northwestern Manitoulin and the Islands||Little Current||132.0 km / 0 km||King's Highway 6|
|Highway 540 Ends|
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