Secondary Highway 542 -

Highway 542 is a relatively long secondary that runs through much of the southern half of Manitoulin Island.  The highway was not affected by provincial downloading.

Secondary Highway 542 Shield

  Western Terminus:  Junction Highway 540 and 540B just south of Gore Bay

Eastern Terminus:  Junction Highway 6 east of Tehkummah

Length:  71.3km

Multiplexes:  10.3km with Highway 551

Orientation: East-West

Regions Served: Manitoulin District

AADT (2002):  Highest:  940, where it runs concurrent with Highway 551;

                             Lowest:  280, from Long Bay to Dryden's Corner.

Road Info:  Highway 542 is generally well-built for a secondary highway, however its design standards to vary a considerable amount depending upon traffic volumes.  The highway is built to very good standards where it is co-designated with Highway 551, and is more typical of a secondary highway for much of the rest of the highways length.  Highway 542 has a posted speed limit of 80km/h.


Highway 542 information:  

Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour of Highway 542

Communities and Intersections along and Highway 542 from West to East:

Proper Municipality Name Community Name Distance Intersecting Road
Township of Gordon ----- 0km / 71.3km Secondary Highway 540 & Secondary Highway 540B
Township of Gordon Advance --- -----
Township of Central Manitoulin Long Bay 13.7km / 57.6km -----
Township of Central Manitoulin ----- --- Union Road
Township of Central Manitoulin Brittainville --- -----
Township of Central Manitoulin Spring Bay --- -----

At Highway 551 South:  EB: Turn Left towards Mindemoya.  WB: Turn Right towards Spring Bay.

Township of Central Manitoulin Dryden's Corner 34.3km / 37.0km Secondary Highway 551-South
Township of Central Manitoulin Monument Corner --- -----
Township of Central Manitoulin Mindemoya 44.6km / 26.7km Secondary Highway 551-North
Township of Central Manitoulin Big Lake 69.9km / 15.9km -----
Township of Central Manitoulin Sandfield --- -----
Township of Tehkummah ------ 69.9km / 1.4km Secondary Highway 542A
Township of Tehkummah ----- 71.3km / 0km King's Highway 6
Highway 542 Ends

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Page last updated:  June 22nd, 2006

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