History of King's Highway 124:
King's Highway 124 is a minor collector highway connecting Parry Sound to Sundridge. The highway passes through exclusively rural areas, occasionally passing through some small communities along its 94 km route. The principal towns located along Highway 124 are Parry Sound, Magnetawan, Sundridge and South River. The highway was first established in 1955 when the Parry Sound-Sundridge Road was officially designated as King's Highway 124. The route of Highway 124 has not changed significantly since the 1950s, apart from some minor revisions to the road alignment in certain locations. One of the more significant changes occurred when Highway 69 was relocated onto a new alignment in Parry Sound in 1992. The 1 km section of Highway 124 lying between Old Highway 69 (Nobel Road) and the new Highway 69 Bypass (now Highway 400) was transferred to the township on August 20, 1992. In 2011, Highway 124 was extended considerably when the new Highway 11 Bypass around Sundridge and South River was completed. About 18 km of the old route of Highway 11 through Sundridge and South River was renumbered as Highway 124 in the Fall of 2011. Highway 124's current northern terminus is at the Goreville Road Interchange (Exit #294) on Hwy 11.
Highway 124 is a two-lane highway from Parry Sound to Sundridge. Services are rather infrequent along Highway 124, but are available in most communities. Moose are quite common along Highway 124. These enormous animals can often be seen crossing the highway corridor. This represents a serious collision hazard, because these animals are difficult for motorists to see at night. Slow down and be prepared for moose if you plan to use Highway 124 at night. The speed limit on Highway 124 is 80 km/h (50 mph), unless posted otherwise. Please visit the Highway 124 Mileage Chart page for a list of mileage reference points along Highway 124.
Additional Information About King's Highway 124:
Learn More About King's Highway 124 (My Upcoming Publications)
King's Highway 124 - Route Information (At Scott Steeves' website: asphaltplanet.ca)
King's Highway 124 - A Virtual Tour (At Scott Steeves' website: asphaltplanet.ca)