Secondary Highway 551 -

Highway 551 runs from Providence Bay northeasterly to West Bay on Manitoulin Island.  While resembling a typical secondary highway between Providence Bay and Mindemoya, the route is well built and well traveled between Mindemoya and West Bay, and actually resembles a lesser-traveled King's Highway.

Secondary Highway 551 Shield

  Southern Terminus:  At the government dock at the south end of Providence Bay

Northern Terminus:  Junction Highway 540 in West Bay.

Length:  29.0km

Multiplexes:  10.3km with Highway 542 (The only multiplex between two secondary highways in the province!)

Orientation: North-South

Regions Served: Manitoulin District

AADT (2002):  Highest:  1650, from Highway 542 at Mindemoya northerly to Highway 540;

                             Lowest:  1,200 from Providence Bay northerly to Highway 542 (West Junction)..

Road Info:  Highway 551 is in reasonably good shape for its entire length.  North of Mindemoya, the route actually resembles a lesser traveled King's Highway.  South and west of Mindemoya the route looks much more like a typical secondary highway.


Highway 551 information:  

Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour of Highway 551

Communities and Intersections along and Highway 551 from South to North:

Proper Municipality Name Community Name Distance Intersecting Road
Township of Central Manitoulin ---- 0km / 29.0km Government Road

Highway 551 jogs in Providence Bay.  It first turns left then right in both directions.  This jog is well-marked in both directions.

Township of Central Manitoulin Providence Bay --- -----

At Highway 542-West:  NB: Turn Right towards Mindemoya.  SB: Turn Left towards Providence Bay

Township of Central Manitoulin Dryden's Corner 6.9km / 22.1km Secondary Highway 542-West
Township of Central Manitoulin Monument Corner --- -----

In Mindemoya:  NB: Turn Left towards West Bay and Little Current.  SB: Turn Right towards Providence Bay

Township of Central Manitoulin Mindemoya 17.2km / 11.8km Secondary Highway 542-East
West Bay First Nation M'Chigeeng 29.0km / 0km Secondary Highway 540
Highway 551 Ends

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Page last updated:  October 13th, 2006

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