Secondary Highway 551 - www.OntHighways.com
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.
At the government dock at the south end of Providence Bay
Northern Terminus: Junction Highway 540 in West Bay.
Multiplexes: 10.3km with Highway 542 (The only multiplex between two secondary highways in the province!)
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
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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