Secondary Highway 556 -

Highway 556 is a long east-west secondary highway that leads motorists through the remote Algoma Highlands between Heyden at Highway 17, and Highway 129.  Though terminating only a short distance north of Sault Ste. Marie along Highway 17, Highway 556 is an amazingly remote secondary highway.  Services are non-existed along the route, nor are there any services along Highway 129 at the highway's eastern end.  It should further be noted that most of Highway 556 has not been asphalted, and has been described as a bone-rattling ride.  Motorists are advised to take caution before venturing along Highway 556.

Secondary Highway 556 Shield

  Western Terminus:  Junction Highway 17 - Heyden

Eastern Terminus:  Junction Highway 129

Length:  106.3km

Multiplexes:  None

Orientation: East-West

Regions Served: Algoma District

AADT (2007):  Highest: 1750, from Highway 17 easterly to Highway 552;

                             Lowest: 90, from Garden River easterly to Highway 129.

Road Info:  Not Available.


Highway 556 information:  

Detailed Route information available below
Virtual Tour of Highway 556

Communities and Intersections along and Highway 556 from West to East:

Proper Municipality Name Community Name Distance Intersecting Road
District of Algoma Heyden 0km / 106.3km King's Highway 17
District of Algoma Island Lake 4.5km / 101.8km Secondary Highway 552
District of Algoma ----- 25.8km / 80.5km Secondary Highway 532
District of Algoma Ranger Lake --- -----
District of Algoma ----- 106.3km / 0km King's Highway 129
Highway 556 Ends

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Page last updated:  April 27th, 2011

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