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Ontario Highway 17B (Shuniah) Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1970-1972
  • Current Status: Decommissioned in 1972
  • Current Names: Arundel Avenue, Strathcona Avenue & Lakeshore Drive
  • Location: Northwestern Ontario
  • Districts Served: Thunder Bay
  • Towns Served: Shuniah Township
  • Eastern Terminus: Hwy 11 & Hwy 17 - Silver Harbour
  • Western Terminus: Hwy 11B & Hwy 17B - Thunder Bay
  • Length in 1970: 18.2 km / 11.3 miles
HWY 17B ROUTE MARKER - © Cameron Bevers
King's Highway 17B Sign © Cameron Bevers

History of King's Highway 17B (Shuniah):

The Shuniah Township Highway 17B Business Route was established in 1970, following the completion of the Lakehead Expressway east of Thunder Bay to Silver Harbour. The old highway through Shuniah Township was renumbered as Highway 17B. The route was 18.2 km in length and it ran concurrently with Highway 11B for its entire route. The route of Highway 11B & Highway 17B was transferred from the province to the Township of Shuniah, effective April 1, 1972.


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