History of King's Highway 148:
King's Highway 148 is a collector highway in Renfrew County which connects Pembroke to Quebec Highway 148 at the Ontario-Quebec Boundary. The highway was created in 1984, when a 14.4 km section of Highway 62 between the new Pembroke Bypass (Highway 17) and the Allumette Island Bridge to Quebec was renumbered as Highway 148. The section of Highway 148 which passed through the City of Pembroke was not assumed by the province, and thus that portion of the route within the city limits remained under municipal jurisdiction. In 1997, jurisdiction over a provincially-owned section of Highway 148 from the Highway 17 Junction to the Pembroke City Limits was transferred or "downloaded" to the County of Renfrew. This section of Highway 148 lying west of Pembroke was transferred to the county effective March 31, 1997. This former section of Highway 148 is now known as Renfrew Road 58. Highway 148 is presently 5.0 km in length. Provincial jurisdiction of the route begins at the southern limits of the City of Pembroke and extends easterly to the Allumette Island Bridge. Interestingly, Highway 148 no longer connects to any other Ontario provincial highways. Pembroke is the only town located along Highway 148. The inter-provincial Allumette Island Bridge at the eastern end of Highway 148 is operated by the Government of Canada. There are no tolls for vehicles using the Allumette Island Bridge. The speed limit on Highway 148 is 80 km/h (50 mph), unless posted otherwise. Please visit the Highway 148 Mileage Chart page for a list of mileage reference points along Highway 148.
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