History of King's Highway 116:
King's Highway 116 was a short highway in the District of Kenora that connected Hudson to Patricia, near Sioux Lookout. This highway was originally a portion of Highway 72, although a historical reference has been found recently that suggests that the highway may have initially been signed as Highway 72A. Until further information comes to light, it shall be assumed that the route of the Patricia-Hudson Highway was signed as Highway 72 between 1937 and 1954.
Up until 1954, Highway 72 split into two roads at Patricia; one road led north to Sioux Lookout while the other road led west to Hudson. In 1954, the Patricia to Hudson route was renumbered as Highway 116. A portion of Highway 116 was paved in 1962, but paving to Hudson was not completed until 1972. Since Highway 116 served only a local purpose, it was decided in the early 1970s that the route should be re-designated as a Secondary Highway. Highway 116 was renumbered as Secondary Highway 664, effective August 7, 1974.
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