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Ontario Highway 547 (#1) Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1956-1960
  • Current Status: Decommissioned
  • Current Names: Sudbury Road 42 & Sudbury Road 63
  • Location: Northeastern Ontario
  • District Served: Sudbury
  • Towns Served: Sudbury
  • Northern Terminus: Frood Mine
  • Southern Terminus: Sudbury North Limits
  • Length in 1960: 1.6 km / 1.0 miles
HWY 547 ROUTE MARKER - © Josh Anderchek
Secondary Highway 547 Sign © Josh Anderchek

History of Secondary Highway 547 (#1):

The first Secondary Highway 547 was a local highway that served as an access road from Sudbury to Frood Mine. Highway 547 was designated by an Order-in-Council dated May 9, 1956 and was first depicted on a Preliminary Route Plan dated May, 1956. The new highway was originally 1 mile (1.6 km) in length. The route began at the Sudbury North Limits (near the present-day intersection of Burton Avenue) and continued north to the Frood Mine Entrance. Official Ontario Road Maps issued between 1956 and 1960 suggest that Highway 547 was signed through Sudbury via Frood Road and Lorne Street as far south as Highway 17 (Elm Street). This urban portion of Highway 547 was not assumed by the Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO), and thus this section remained under municipal jurisdiction. This urban section is not reflected in the "official" length of Highway 547, which stood at 1 mile throughout the route's short existence between 1956 and 1960. The highway to Frood Mine was already paved at the time of designation in 1956. The provincially-owned section of Highway 547 was transferred from the province to the City of Sudbury, effective November 18, 1960. A different, unrelated Highway 547 was established in the Wawa area in 1964.

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